Category: Mentoring


Rod and Sue Feb 2020

Your attitude quotient (AQ) is more important than your intelligence quotient (IQ)

With the passing of time and the study of great leaders, I have come to understand that there is no greater lesson to learn than this; It is my attitude that will determine my life, not the circumstances that I face in my life. For I cannot choose my circumstances, but I can choose my attitude to my circumstances.

When Paul wrote his letter to the Philippians, he was in jail and ready to die, but there is no more joyful book in the Bible. In four short chapters he mentions the word “joy” 16 times. At the …


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“And it is impossible to please God without faith.” Hebrews 11:6
When we consider the things that bring pleasure to God, it seems that there may not be anything more important than our faith in Him and His promises. So much so, that Peter tells us how God is even prepared to allow us to endure great trials to prove that our faith is genuine, just as fire tests and purifies gold. He continues that our faith is even more precious than gold because when our faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring us much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed …

CHOOSE TO BE A LEADER…..NOW in the world in which you live


A few months ago, I had a surprise call from a 22 year old young man named Bailey. We chatted for a moment and then he got to the point; “The reason I am calling you is to ask if you would mentor me?” I hadn’t previously mentored a person from Generation Z, but felt a strange prompt to connect with Bailey and agreed to meet with him.

I was immediately impressed with Bailey’s heart for God and his desire to make an impact with his life in the world in which he lived and the new disciplines he started to develop in his life. One day as he was …


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“………and the master of the banquet tasted the water that (Jesus) turned into wine…… Then he called the bridegroom and said, ‘Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine after the guests have had too much to drink; but you have saved the best until now.’” John 2:8-10

As I recently read these words in my daily Bible journaling, I was deeply stirred and was prompted to write the following response with great conviction.

I live in a season of life that is commonly known as old age where:
* I feel a stirring to stand aside and take …