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Mentoring

For Everything A Season

Over the next few weeks, some of the Braid mentor teams are going through some big transitions. One team is saying farewell to one of its original...

Fog on the Mountain

I have a love affair with mountains. Over the years I have loved walking the mountains of the highlands of Scotland, reveling in the ancientness of the...

On Being Stubborn

At every mentor training, we work together to brainstorm a list of the qualities a Braid mentor should strive to possess. At the most recent training, someone...

Salt of the Earth

A friend of mine who is a chef once explained that salt is the only seasoning that makes a food taste more like itself. All other seasonings and...

Addressing Chaos

It has been my routine over many years to begin each day by reading two publications. The first is a piece or pieces of scripture. It is...

Mentor Measures

Braid's mentoring program is a little different than most. Our model matches three mentors with a single youth. This helps to prevent mentor burnout when working with potentially troubled...

The Real Magic of Mentoring

We eat a lot of chocolate at Braid. In our first month here, we discovered Recchiuti Confections in the Dogpatch neighborhood and signed up with a frequent customer...

Planting Hope

Three weeks ago, Chris and I sat on a bench in Nomad Gardens, a community garden in Mission Bay, watching a significant moment in the life of...

Mentoring: The Essential Piece of the Puzzle

Braid is founded on the belief that we are all the beloved of God, that God’s love is unconditional, and that we are all – and we...

We Must Speak

In our podcast this week we discussed God’s calling of Samuel to be the “greatest” prophet of Israel. Samuel, we discover, was working in the Temple under...