I recently wrote a blog on trusting God. A day after I wrote it, the question came to my mind “who do you trust in this world?” As a woman in ministry and a pastor’s wife, I have often thought about this. I have talked with other pastors’ wives about who our people are. Back when I was a newly married pastor’s wife, I didn’t fully comprehend the complexities of ministry. I was young. We moved to a place I didn’t know anyone and I wanted friends. I didn’t understand the import
I love my morning coffee. It is just about my favorite thing. Many times I go to bed at night thinking of how I can’t wait to wake up to my morning cup. When I go away I need to know where the best local coffee shop is and I look at the reviews online. When I plan a vacation I envision where I will be sipping that cup of joe. I am overly attached to my coffee. I put low fat half and half in it and that’s it. No sugar and no sweetened creamers. Since this is the delight
Ever think back to a really hard time in your life that you thank God that He brought you through it AND that you never have to go back to it? That is how I think of my marriage, well, the early years of it as we navigated a new ministry. Yikes! That sounds terrible - doesn't it? But I promised complete honesty in this blog from day one - so there it is. The good, the bad, the ugly. Our marriage and our lives in ministry had a messy beginning and I do not want to go back
God never changes. As I sit in church today I am reminded of that wonderful truth. Even when our world is chaotic and always moving, we have an anchor. God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Ministry is always changing. Sometimes it's good and other times it's not so good. Today I am thinking about how I respond to the times where it is not so good. Ministry can change for us even when we don’t want it to. We have expectations of what we want in our church and m
It has been one year since the shock and pain rocked us. 2019 was painful. One year later my husband and I walked on a beautiful beach in Sarasota. We reflected on the hurt, the challenges of the year, and also we marveled at the way the Lord ordained our steps. Seeing how He opened doors and made a way has made us so thankful. No doubt He redeemed things and placed us where He called us. Which is so exciting. Although that is true, we both agreed that it doesn’t remove
I started journaling some of my experiences of being a Pastor's wife many years ago. As I look back at those entries, I see times of pain. And to be honest - it chills me just reading some of them. I wish I could go back to that young woman and hug her. I would tell her to be strong, to look for the good, and to live to please the Lord first and foremost. I would tell her to journal more and not just about the hard times.
I didn't often journal about the good times i