List the people you admire and look to for advice…

Sensible people accept good advice. People who talk foolishly will come to ruin.” ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭10‬:‭8‬ ‭

One of the benefits of social media is that there is an abundance of wise advice. Where before you either needed to know the wise or read their books, now in the benefit of 140 characters you can find wise advice. We no longer have to wait for a show to come on, most people have on demand shows where they share their wisdom.

I admire Jesus Christ first and foremost. He is the Word, so the Bible is my first go to for practical wisdom. In my personal world, I would say my spiritual mother/mentor Eleanor C. , my pastors wife, April and sister Nicole. I would still reach out to my previous pastors Curtis and Kelly. There are also a select group of women that I go to for godly counsel, prayer and look up to for their relationship with Christ and servant heart. In part, my answer would be it depends on what type of advice I need. In my professional capacity, the list would change some would include John Townsend, Henry Cloud, Gary Thomas, Leslie Vernick, Caroline Leaf,

There are many Christian authors, preachers and teachers I listen to or read. Currently those on my daily list are:

Rick Renner (book)

Paul David Tripp (book)

Brenda Kunneman (book)

Michael Jr. (podcast – Funny How Life Works)

John M. Gottman (book)

Dutch Sheets (You Tube)

On my weekly list, due to podcasts or messages:

My pastors, Ness and April Mirabal

Priscilla Schirer (book) and the women in our Monday night Bible Study

Alisha See and Kat Mitropoulos (Podcast, Nothing to See Here)

Lysa TerKeurst, Jim Cress, and Dr. Joel Muddamalle (Podcast Therapy and Theology)

15 Point Plan podcast

Win, Make, Give podcast

A Jew and a Gentile Discuss podcast

Tipping Point New Mexico podcast

Of course there are many others that I will listen to, read, and even go to one on one for advice. I admire Holly Gerth, Joyce Meyer, Christine Caine, John and Lisa Bevere, TD Jakes, Brennan Manning, C.S. Lewis, Bob Sorge, Bob Goff, and Jennie Allen all authors and ministers operating in their anointing.

We can find wisdom in even the smallest of people. I admire those who are willing to go after what they want, in honesty and integrity. I admire those who serve others without expecting anything in return. I admire those who share their wisdom not just to earn a dollar but to help raise others up. Those are the ones I admire.

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