Patience through Pain

Patience through Pain

My memories of Sunday School reach back to the old musty basement of our centuries-old church building. I can yet feel how the cold of the metal folding chairs we sat on seeped through my thin Sunday dresses. Yet the memories are sweet, mostly because of the teachers who opened up God’s Word to me. […]

No Superstars in the Boat

No Superstars in the Boat

Several years ago, I read the book The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown. An exceptional book, it describes how “with a team composed of the sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the University of Washington’s eight-oar crew team was never expected to defeat the elite teams of the East Coast and […]

Hope and Patience

Hope and Patience

Welcome to the 5th season of Flowers for the Pastor’s Wife. We exist to serve pastors’ wives in North America who live in rural places and small towns. We hope to encourage, equip, and connect them in their unique calling. Season 4 focused on HOPE, and Season 5 will focus on PATIENCE. We hope you […]

A Coffee Pot of Hope

A Coffee Pot of Hope

“Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life.” Proverbs 13:12 The best surprise I ever pulled off was for my husband’s 30th birthday. He did not even have an inkling of what was coming. The kids were 5, 3, and 1, and I remember that I took a […]

Family

Family

As the summer lengthens, I’ve noticed more and more families taking vacations, enjoying the freedom of being together and being able to hug each other. Joy is evident on their faces. I have just returned from spending a week with both my daughters and their families, and I’ve been thinking quite a bit about family. […]

Interview with a Pastor’s Wife: Debbie Wetzig

Interview with a Pastor’s Wife: Debbie Wetzig

Debbie Wetzig serves with her husband, John, in Grenada, California. John is currently the interim pastor at the same church where he served as lead pastor from 1984-2016. Debbie and Chelsea Hall (a Flowers for the Pastor’s Wife contributor) served together as pastors’ wives at that church for several years when John was the lead […]

Interview with a Pastor’s Wife: Gloria Johnston

Interview with a Pastor’s Wife: Gloria Johnston

It can sometimes be intimidating for pastors or pastor’s wives when former pastors and wives are a part of one’s congregation. I never had that feeling over the years that Ron and Gloria Johnston called the church “home” in which my husband is currently the pastor. We have felt nothing but support and encouragement from […]