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Dear Mentor: Is this all there is?

I love Bronwyn’s writing and her work has appeared at The Well before. When I saw this “Dear Bronwyn” question and her response here on her blog... more

Dear Mentor: Overcome by tears?

Dear Mentor, I gave a talk this past week to a group of people in my field — including a visiting leading expert. There were questions afterward... more

Dear Mentor: Seminary with Kids?

Dear Mentor, I am a mom of two — a two year old and a newborn — who is interested in pursuing an online master's degree. (Online because the... more

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On Returning the First Essays of the Semester: Standing Firm in Love

I will praise the Lord, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me. (Psalm 16:7) more
Spiritual Formation

At a Loss for Words: Finding Prayer Through Liturgy, Silence, and Embodiment

If you come to my home and join my husband and me for dinner, you will find a lack of matching forks, a lack of patience and grace at times, and a lack of ice (who needs it... more

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Keeping Priorities

Keynote speaker Rosalind Picard overheard an interaction between her husband and his younger sister and shared it with the Flourish: Atlanta audience. Asked to fix a flat on her bike, he replied, “It might be good to pretend... more

Making Peace with Academic Rhythms

It’s that time of year. I can feel it in my bones. In just a handful of days we’ll all be climbing back on the hamster wheel, arms loaded with books, schedules packed to the gills. Open days on the calendar slip through my fingers ... more

Emerging from the Silence

Monday, Michael Brown’s parents asked the media and the protestors for a day of silence so they could memorialize their son. I was thankful for the silence. I needed it. I also needed our Sunday church services (morning and evening) to renew my mind regarding God’s sovereignty... more