‘Wife for Life’ Scripture-Prayers

‘Wife for Life’ Scripture-Prayers

*Scriptures are New Living Translation This list has been put together by Di Mathis (a former pastor’s wife – her husband Scott is the President of the Fellowship of Berean Churches) and Denna Busenitz (who networked with other pastors’ wives and wrote these prayers in a format similar to her training with Moms in Prayer […]

But, What Can I Do?

But, What Can I Do?

Do you want to be more compassionate? Look at the list of synonyms for this word: pitying, sympathetic, empathetic, understanding, caring, concerned, solicitous, sensitive, tenderhearted, softhearted, warmhearted, warm, loving, tender, gentle, merciful, lenient, tolerant, considerate, thoughtful, kind, kindly, kindhearted, humanitarian, humane, charitable, benevolent,  good-natured, well disposed, big-hearted My definition includes giving grace. I want to show grace to people, which means I need to think deeper than what I see. A coworker recently came into my office and was concerned that […]

Joy When the Waiting Ends

Joy When the Waiting Ends

There was a morning when a child ran out the door to catch the bus. Late. Shoes in one hand, jacket in the other. Backpack hanging open. Sock-clad feet racing over wet grass.  Tears had flowed that morning. The child was slow to leave bed. And eat breakfast. And brush teeth. The mom responded with impatience. As […]

Joy Stealers

Joy Stealers

Philippians 4:8-9 (ESV) Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with […]

Find Your People

Find Your People

I’ve heard a lot of pastors’ wives receive the advice to be careful whom you trust in your congregations and where you make friends. I think it often makes us wary of those around us in the pews and sometimes hinders us from loving people freely. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: […]