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Terri’s Tip ~Are you there?~

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

From time to time you may receive an email with no comments in it. What do you do with that? It’s good to remember that there is a person behind that form. He or she could be curious to see if there is anybody there. Please don’t discard these empty messages as nothing. Instead send a short note back, inviting them to connect. You may be pleasantly surprised by the response. Here’s an example of a great response to a blank form: Thank you for visiting us. Your email has come to me because I am

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an online mentor for this web site. My name is _________ and I noticed that there are no comments in your message. If you need a friend to walk alongside you then I’d love to hear from you. We have added this as a template called, ‘Blank Emails’. The next time you get an empty email, try it out. Terri

Sunday, September 18th, 2016

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Terri’s Tip~First Impressions~

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

There are 3 things that are most important in a first response: SHORT, personal, compassionate. There will be time enough to write more when they write back…and they write back more often when we can clearly establish a rapport with them at a heart level.

I wonder…if someone just came up to you and started talking to you about the things in their email, not knowing who you were, how would you react? If you began to talk to them using words you normally use in church and saw that they didn’t quite “get it”, would you change your words? Sometimes we get in the habit of expressing things certain ways, and when we’re talking to non-believing friends, we have to remember that it’s not in their vocabulary, or in their thinking. We are listened to more, when we are being a peer that’s sharing struggles and how I’ve gone through them, rather than someone who has the answer.

In responding to hurt, we use compassionate facial expressions and tones of voice. Because we don’t have that in TMC, we have to be specific with our words, so that our compassion and empathy are clear. Even if we can’t empathize with their specific situation you can imagine that they might be feeling, afraid, tired, and discouraged, because you’d feel that way, if you were in it. And, if someone was showing a bit of their heart, I’m sure you wouldn’t be only giving them a “recipe” for a solution to their problem. What we communicate needs to be done in such a way that it’s clear that whether or not a solution worked for us, they will make their own choice. (“This worked for me. Have you thought of trying that?”)

How can we communicate it in a way that will be more personal, rather than more academic? Do we have any examples from life, or from friends’ or relatives’ lives, that we can use to empathize with them? (“That sounds really frustrating and difficult. I’m so sorry to hear that. My friend’s daughter went through something similar and I saw how hard it was on her.”)

If they don’t say anything about their faith, I don’t write to them as if they are believers. Instead I ask the Holy Spirit, “What are YOU telling me to say?” Has what they wrote tell you anything about their faith? You can begin putting faith into your conversation by saying something like, “It wasn’t easy, but my daughter’s friend decided to begin talking to God about it and He helped her to try some things. Do you believe in God?”

How does my closing invite them to write me back again? (“I care about you and look forward to hearing from you again….”)

Walking alongside works because it’s love first and information laid on the foundation of that love. It’s our love that opens them up and helps them trust us. Half the time, people are lonely and in despair and want a friend, not a solution.

God Bless ♥
Terri

Terri’s Tip ~Blank Emails~

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

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The next time you get an empty email, try it out. Terri

Terri’s Tip~Start a Conversation~

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

When you receive an email with not very much information in it and you wonder, ‘What am I going to do with this one?” we have some great conversation starters for you to use.

Jesus Daily Community:
#1
Hi , my name is ___ and I am a mentor for this site. Could you tell me which post you are referring to in your message and I will respond.
#2
Hi , my name is ___ and I am a mentor for this site. So you love Jesus, could you please tell me how you came to know the Lord? I really like to hear peoples’ spiritual journey.

Use Open-ended questions to start a conversation:  Open-ended questions cannot be answered by yes or no. These questions begin with “who,” “what,” “why,” “where,” and “when.”

-Tell me about ___________.

-What do you think would happen if ________________?

-Is there another way to ___________________?

– What is it you want to know about __________ ?

– What do you mean by _____________ ?

– Would you tell me more about….

– I’d be interested in knowing….

– Would you explain…?

– Would you explain that to me in more detail?

– I’m not certain I understand…. Can you give me an example?

– When you say _______________ , what do you mean?

Have an awesome week!
Terri

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Terri’s Tip~Valentine Resources~

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

♥ Valentine’s Day ♥  is  just a few days away. It can be a day that represents more pain then pleasure for some.  Below are some great resources available for you to share with others. The first one is a video about a powerful love story, called Ian and Larissa.  And then two articles on how to survive Valentine’s Day.

A love story for you to share with your mentee’s.
Ian and Larissa

Two great articles on how to survive Valentine’s Day.
Surviving Valentine’s Day as a Single

Surviving Valentine’s Day as a Couple

Blessings!
Terri

 

 

 

Terri’s Tuesday Tip ~Cancer~

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

If you forget your password for TMC, click on the blue link ‘Forgot My Password’ on the login page.

*Type in your User Name
*Select the secret questions from the drop down list
*Answer the secret question
*Click Next
If you forgot your secret question and the answer then email mentoring@thementorcenter.com for assistance.

Do you know anyone who has been afflicted with cancer? If so, then you must be familiar with that feeling — the dreaded fear of the unknown. There are many hard questions, many emotions, many thoughts to grapple with. When Katherine heard that her husband, Dave, was diagnosed with cancer, she was filled with fear. Her family went through excruciating moments: rounds of treatment, cancer recurrence, and several hopeless nights. Their church community rallied together, sharing in their tears and sorrows, and helping them wrestle with purpose, hope, and heaven. Katherine shares her journey through their arduous battle with cancer, and how she faced death and how she found hope and peace amidst the storm. Watch Video: http://powertochange.com/itv/family/god-is-peace-evid/

Have a Great Week ♥
Terri

Terri’s Tuesday Tip

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

We need more mentors asap!

Please, Please, give this link to others  in your social circle when you’re  sharing your online mentor experience with them.
http://truthmedia.com/thementorcenter/

Walk Along Side…
“Thank you so much . This is all very helpful and God is moving . I do receive the Daily Devotional every day .Have been getting it for several years now. It has been a great wonderful blessing to me and I am so Thankful God led me to it. It has fed me every day since and thru it I have became a much stronger woman and person .God is using your ministry greatly.  Thanks for being here all this time.”

Have a good week! Terri♥

 

It’s Christmas!

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

It’s very important to you mark yourself away in TMC during this Christmas holiday time, so that no new emails are sitting while you are out holidaying.
Click on ‘Options’ inside TMC and scroll down to the ‘Not Available’ section on that page. Use the top calendar to select the date you leave and the bottom calendar to select the date of your return. Click ‘Save’.
If you need help with this please don’t hesitate to contact us at mentoring@truthmedia.com

Walk Along Side…
“I do not know how I can answer this email, it is beyond what I can answer, it is full of all answers I have longed for many years, it is fully of God’s healing, peace, hope, and joy. Thank you very much for the reply, thank you very much for serving the Almighty God with all your heart. I believe God brought this site on to my sight. I remember one day I was so down alone in my room, and I just felt like reaching out to receive healing from somewhere, so what I did was to type in Google “how to deal with the past mistakes” (I do not remember the actual words I used) and finally God led me to this site. When I read of what other people wrote about how God delivered them, I just said I am like them right now and if they received God’s forgiveness and healing I can also receive it…
Since yesterday, I have been reading this email, but I do not want to stop reading it. I want to understand each and every word in it, line by line. Each time I read it, I spend more than 30 minutes just to complete it and I will still read it.
I am so grateful for letting me know of God’s forgiveness for my sin and for letting know Satans’ plan for my life (to destroy me), I say this is true, he has been trying to use my past sin to destroy me. But thank God that you have revealed his plans to me and I will not give him any chance to destroy me because I am covered by the shed blood of Jesus Christ.
Thank you for the example of Apostle Paul, how he considered himself as the greatest sinner, but God still forgave him, He received His forgiveness and he worked hard to forget what was behind him and focus on what is in the future.
I will be going back to my home country for holidays, but I will spend some quiet time alone to read your email and react more on it and ask questions as well.”
(sent in by a mentee)

  • May Joy be your gift at Christmas and may Faith, Hope and Love be your treasures in the New Year.
  • We so appreciate you and all that you do to keep the heart of this ministry going.
  • There will be no Tuesday Tip next week.

Terri

TruthMedia Chat News (Dec 13 – 14)

Monday, December 13th, 2010

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Welcome! Come and join us in Women’s chat and The Life chat for planned as well as open chats.  All times are Eastern.

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Christmas can be a very busy time for us, and we may fall into old ways of doing things.  On Tuesday at 10:00 PM, we will host a chat called “Healthy Habits for the Holidays”.  Join us for a time to get together and talk about it.

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MONDAY

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Community Prayer Time (Room:  TheLife)
December 13     8:00 am

Joyful, Patient & Faithful (Room:  Women’s)
December 13     10:30 am

Extending Holiday Hospitality (Room:  TheLife)
December 13     12:15 pm

Christmas Preparations (Room:  TheLife)
December 13     7:00 pm

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TUESDAY

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Community Prayer Time (Room:  TheLife)
December 14     8:00 am

Favorite Christmas Carol (Room:  TheLife)
December 14     12:15 pm

Wise Men: In Search of the King (Room:  TheLife)
December 14     4:00 pm

Nearly every “Christmas pageant” includes a group of travelers from “the East.” These travelers are often referred to as “the Magi” or “the wise men.” What led them to this journey, and what did they hope to find? Are there any insights for our lives today that we may draw from the account of their journey? Join us as we reflect on the journey of the wise men.

Healthy Habits for the Holidays (Room:  Women’s)
December 14     10:00 pm

Holidays are a joyous time of year. There is so much to do, and many of us find ourselves involved with numerous special activities as the year nears its end. The hurry scurry pace can be invigorating if we have reserves to handle it, but it can also become overwhelming. We try to balance so many demands. Are there steps we can take to prevent burnout during this busy time? Are there healthy habits we could embrace this year? Let’s talk together about practical steps in “Healthy Habits for the Holidays.”