Over the past forty years a large number of talented adults have asked if I would be their mentor.
My office is in a former Catholic Convent in Nashville named Saint Bernard. The Sisters of Mercy were there from 1904 to 1996.
I did some of the early renovation myself. Two tenants stopped to visit as I was scrapping and polishing the hard wood flooring. They had a guest from California who worked for Microsoft.
The tenant whose name was J.B. Bock introduced me to his guest and said, “Charles is my mentor.” The thirty year old guest replied to J.B., “Since you are my mentor and Charles is your mentor, that makes Charles my GrandMentor.” With his consent I decided to develop the concept of “Grand Mentor”.
If you are over forty years of age and sometimes serve as an advisor to younger people, you may also need someone to “lean on” as a Grand Mentor.
Secondly, if you are over sixty years of age and have served as a mentor for over twenty years, you may want to join with me as a Grand Mentor.
If our service proves of value it can be expanded to other languages.
There is a moment in time where a decision needs to be made. The two roads look the same. one leads to life, the other to death. Over time they prove to diverge a million miles apart. Help me serve as a watchman to guide the less informed to life, joy and prosperity with God’s blessing.
My wife and I were picking strawberries at a farm in Michigan.
A friend named Ruth Skelton and her sister, Better Alfred, were also there. Ruth was humming a tune I had heard when I was a boy.
I asked, “Do you know the words to that song?”
She said, “Yes.”
We made a deal: I agreed to pick strawberries for her while she sang the song, “May I Sleep in Your Barn Tonight, Mister?”
Chapters 1 and 2 of Genesis tell of the Creation, including Man.
Man was created to be a creative being. Everything one does requires a creative effort. Because man’s creativity is primarily an intellectual activity that is silent and provides no physical sign except possible eye movement we take for granted the amazing gift to focus on an objective and proceed to create its reality.
To convert one’s thought or mental vision into reality requires the activation of our emotions which is a modern term for our spirit. A low level of activity on the part of an individual is described as “depression.” During a period of depression our emotions (spirit) are turned inward and avoids verbal or physical activity. An opposite hyper activity reflects one’s emotions out of control, such as the manic individual.
A loving mother and caring teachers taught me to move with grace and poise while loving and being loved.
My work and fellow workers taught me the value of cooperation and mutual respect as well as the joy of meaningful productivity.
My faith in Jesus and our loving Father taught me to smell the roses and to pause to see the sunset as the world passes hurriedly by.