Saturday, February 23, 2008

Calling All Titus 2 Women

I am in the early stages of writing a sequel to my book "Worth More Than Rubies: The Value of a Work At Home Mum" which was based on the Proverbs 31 Woman. I'd written a blog on this topic through 2006 and at the end of the study of that famous chapter in the bible I'd come to the conclusion that I was actually a Titus 2 Woman - someone who is guiding and mentoring our younger women, our daughters, God's daughters, in this world. The responses I've received to that blog and to my book is further proof of this realisation.

In that vein, I'd love to hear from women who spend their time guiding and mentoring other women, teaching and showing them God's ways through their lives, their ministries, and whatever else is going on in their lives. I want your story!

I wish to interview several women who have an understanding of what it means to be a Titus 2 Woman and how it has been applied in their lives - whether by design (their's, not God's) or accident (their's, not God's). In other words, they can look back and see that God has had a hand on the direction in their lives and they may, or may not, have been aware of it and travelled that path anyway.

Please leave a comment here if you'd like to know more or you can find my contact details in my profile.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

The Value of Mentoring

The word 'mentor' is bandied around a lot these days. It's used by coaches, whether they be life, business or otherwise, and used a lot on various websites and in articles published everywhere.

Have you really considered the meaning of this word? When you research its meaning you find this through
  1. A wise and trusted counselor or teacher.
  2. Mentor Greek Mythology. Odysseus's trusted counselor, in whose guise Athena became the guardian and teacher of Telemachus. lists:

1.a wise and trusted counselor or teacher. influential senior sponsor or supporter.
–verb (used without object) act as a mentor: She spent years mentoring to junior employees.
–verb (used with object) act as a mentor to: The brash young executive did not wish to be mentored by anyone.

Let's go back and revisit Titus 2:4,5 Then they can train the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God.

We can see here that Paul is instructing the older women in the church to act as Mentors, to train (influence) the younger women, to be a wise and trusted counselor or teacher.

For years I've wanted to find someone who could be my mentor but my life has been such that senior women are in my life for a short period of time, I learn from them and move on. I've also sought a Prayer Partner (after reading Stormie OMartian's The Power of a Praying Wife) but a regular partner has eluded me too. However, I've found myself, almost by accident, in a permanent mentoring role to many women worldwide, simply through my business and what I do on a daily basis. The book I wrote and published last year has extended that role and it is my hope that this blog will also birth a new book, as a sequel and extension to the first.

If you haven't read Stormie's book, you can find it linked below.

And you'll find a copy of my book Worth More Than Rubies linked to the image.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Baby Boomer Women Mentoring Others

My previous post was about mentoring other women and who better to do that than a bunch of Baby Boomer women?

Let me introduce you to some friends of mine - you'll find those with blogs in the menu to the left. But you can meet more of them at two sites: BabyBoomerDivas and the full list at EnjoyYourMenopause/Divas.

This is a group of awesome talented and very experienced women in many fields and I am privileged to be a member. Three Aussies to date, the rest are in the US and one of my goals is to get over there to meet them as soon as the opportunity arises. I've put it on God's bill - but that's another story! ;-)

May I encourage you to visit my friends? Perhaps you've in need of advice regarding health, fitness, some soothing words, some great reading, some motherly advice. The list goes on and you'll find it amongst my friends. Enjoy exploring!

P.S. If you hold your mouse over each name in the blogroll you'll see the titles of their blogs which will give you a clue in most cases, what they write about. Enjoy and let me know what you've found that has spoken to your needs!