We all have people in our lives that we don’t know how we could live without. These friends serve as sounding boards in a decision-making process. The person on the other end of the phone or cup of coffee that always listens, rarely passes judgment and thoughtfully advises. The one who is a constant presence in life’s joys and trials.
This is a mentor.
The title of “mentor” can be intimidating…but mentoring relationships take different shapes depending on the people involved. It could be that your mentor is a best friend, a small group Bible study leader, or your mother. Perhaps you have a formal discipleship relationship and are going through a Bible study or Christian living book. Or maybe it’s more informal – chatting over a cup of coffee or lending accountability to each other in areas of weakness.
In Nowhere, Carolina, Maggie Pickwick’s life is changed because of the counsel of an older woman. Whatever your mentor relationship looks like, we want to know about a woman that has impacted your life in a lasting way.
Write an essay (no more than 250 words in length) describing what your mentor has meant to you and you’ll be entered to win a trip to a spa for the both of you!
HOW TO ENTER:
Click here to submit your entry. Fill out the form and be sure to enter the link to your blog post in the “notes” field* and in the “contest code” field enter the code “MENTOR”.
Don’t have a blog? Here are two alternate ways to enter our contest:
- Mail – Mail your written essay to us at: WaterBrook Multnomah c/o Mentor Essay Contest; 12265 Oracle Blvd. #200; Colorado Springs, CO 80921. All entries must be postmarked by 6/15/2010 and recieved by 6/22/2010.
- E-mail – Email your essay to us at email@example.com and put “Nowhere, Carolina Contest” in the subject line. All entries must be received by 6/15/2010.
*PLEASE DO NOT JUST PASTE YOUR ENTIRE ESSAY INTO THE “NOTES” FIELD. ONLY LINKS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH THIS SUBMISSION METHOD.