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Dear Mentor: Advice for holiday priorities?

Dear Mentor,I am feeling overwhelmed by my academic life and the tasks of the upcoming holiday season. I have a full amount of academic... more

Dear Mentor: Can I grow spiritually and have fun in the stress of grad school?

Dear Mentor, I am an undergraduate student about to graduate, looking into graduate school for geology, but I am nervous about pursuing God in a... more

Dear Mentor: Should I take my child to the conference?

Dear Mentor,  I’m a post-doc scientist with a nursing infant. I travel several times a year to national academic conferences in my field... more

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Spiritual Formation

Developing the Discipline of Gratitude

“Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.”... more


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Mortal Cracks and Celestial Mortar

Why do we want to be perfect? That thought has come back to me over and again as I’ve done some concrete repair around our house. In my old, ripped, Pollock-esque-paint-splattered khakis and once-proud tan Gap short-sleeve shirt of the same condition... more

Uptalk?: What your voice may be saying

When I met Rachel at a leadership development event, she was in her early thirties. She was clearly a bright and gifted leader and held a high level of authority for her age and experience. As we talked, her ideas about her work and leadership were thoughtful... more

I Have Given You Enough: Gratitude to Grief and Back Again

“Are you already taking Clomid?” the fertility doctor asked me, a note of astonishment in her voice as she stared at the screen in front of her. “No,” I replied. “What’s Clomid?” She didn’t answer my question... more

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