Meeting a Mentor


Last night, Micah got to meet one of the most important men in my life. It was well past her bedtime and she was exhausted (hence the look on her face in the picture), but I'm so glad she finally got to meet her Uncle Robert.

It would be an understatement to say that I approached my preaching classes at Beeson with trepidation. I wasn't exactly the kind of person who enjoyed standing up in front of a crowd and speaking. I've always been more comfortable behind a keyboard than a podium.

But God doesn't always keep us where we're comfortable.

Dr. Robert Smith is without doubt one of the best preachers in America. I am so privileged not only to know him but to call him my mentor and friend. He has prayed for me. Strengthened me. Encouraged me. Challenged me.

And last night, Micah got to meet him. It was so sweet to see my little girl with one of the most influential people in my life. I hope that it's the first of many meetings.

What about you? Who are your mentors? Tell me your stories.

Until next time, grace and peace.