July 01, 2011


In the first year of my widow journey, one of the many books I read talked about grief mentoring. No way, I thought. I can't do that.

Five years later, I can see how God has done that. Used me in a way I never thought I could be used. This last month I had the priviledge of seeing my children be used of God in this role of mentor too.

And I stand amazed at what God can do with a hurting heart. Once again, I think again of the wise words of Barb Gorman, "God doesn't waste pain."

Merriam-Webster online thesaurus says this:
Definition of MENTOR
to give advice and instruction to (someone) regarding the course or process to be followed

Synonyms coach, counsel, lead, mentor, pilot, shepherd, show, tutor

Related Words(I edited the list) : direct, steer, accompany, attend, chaperone (or chaperon), escort, see, train; brief, enlighten, inform; instruct, school, teach, tutor; nurture

1 comment:

Leslie said...

You have a beautiful heart friend and you do guide in a sweet and gentle way. I'm not surprised that your sweet sons are following your example. Thinking of you today and sending hugs and prayers!