The one person you need in your life


What my mentor taught me 

-          The right question can take a friendship from zero to 100.

-          It’s healthy to cry.

-          Jesus adores you and me.

-          We all need flat-out-on-your-face-prayer

-          Praying in secret can include blankets, tents and flashlights if you want it to

-          Nothing is more important than our quiet time with Jesus.

-          We make time for what’s most important to us.

-          Even if you aren’t gifted for singing, and you want to sing, sing loudly anyway.

-          It’s okay to be sad, hurt, angry… just don’t live there.

-          If we never get what we want on this Earth, is Jesus enough?

-          Christian women stay the youngest, at any age.

-          People are always, always, more important than things

-          There won’t be dust in heaven (ha, this is probably specific to my mentor).

-          Not one sin is ever above God’s grace.

-         We all have the ability to commit the sins we read about in newspapers .

-          Keep healthy boundaries.

-          Pouring your life into others isn’t easy, but it’s worth it.

-          The Bible is either true or it isn’t.

-          There are no coincidences with God.

-          If Jesus wants you to have it, he will give it to you.

-          Growing can be painful

-          Growth can include practical things like organization, time management, etc.

-          Great mentors have the patience equivalent to JOB.

-          A great spiritual mentor points others to Christ, not themselves.

edited: 4/19/2014

Do you have a mentor who has made a difference in your life?   What would you add to your list? 


  • Margaret Feinberg

    Deanna, love that quote!

    • Deanna

      — me too!! :)

  • Kelly Balarie

    Oh Deanna! This is a great post. I love this line: – Praying in secret can include blankets, tents and flashlights if you want it to.

    I need a mentor! Much love to you. Excited about October!