H & D

A Street Momma's View on Violence

February 10, 2014

Mapping Uninsured Americans

December 19, 2013

An interactive map of the United States showing where the uninsured live.  Published by the New York Times.

View the map here http://www.nytimes.com/newsgraphics/2013/12/18/uninsured-map/

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Topics: uninsured, map, states, where is the need

Where are the mentors?

November 18, 2013

Where are the mentors? We want to believe that genius and skill are natural, but the truth is that they are dependent on discipline and training far more than on raw talent alone.  Any of us who admire an elegant surgeon or an astute clinician or a sensitive counselor will instinctively agree that they engaged in the thoughtful preparation and intentional investment of time, yet we expect teaching and mentoring to happen effortlessly. 

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Topics: Mentoring, mentor, mentee, disciple, discipline, medicine, relationship, doctor

Discipling Rhonda, Mentoring Karla

November 15, 2013

I’ve never thought of myself as a natural “discipler,”—helping another become more like Jesus.  How am I, a broken human being, an expert on being like Jesus? I especially don’t think of myself as a natural “mentor,”—helping another become more like me.   I feel uncomfortable when I read Paul’s words calling others to imitate him:

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Topics: Mentoring, disciple, discipler, coach, running, abuse, trauma, homelessness, skid row, physican, prayer, encouragement

The Differences Between Coaching, Discipling, and Mentoring

November 15, 2013

Jesus mentored his disciples, that is, he trained them to live as he lived, so they could thrive in his absence. In fact, he practiced mentoring that has the greatest level of influence--the kind that doesn’t revolve around set meetings and formal curriculum.  Jesus opened his day-to-day life to his trainees. They shared his eating, traveling, teaching, healing, resting, visiting, and interacting with detractors and devotees alike.

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Topics: mentoring, mentor, disciple, discipling, coach, living life