Interview With a Pastor’s Wife: Valerie Ponder

Interview With a Pastor’s Wife: Valerie Ponder

Interview questions: Where did you grow up? How did where you grew up contribute to preparing you for life in small-town pastoral ministry?   I grew up in Brazil as a Missionary Kid/Pastor’s Kid. As a missionary family, we ministered in settings from small churches in a large city, to a larger church in a smaller […]

Interview With a Pastor’s Wife: Mary Courts

Interview With a Pastor’s Wife: Mary Courts

Interview questions: Where did you grow up? How did where you grew up contribute to preparing you for life in small-town pastoral ministry?   I grew up in a suburb of Denver, Colorado and really was a “city girl.” My sole claim to “rural” experience was a high school boyfriend who was from a small […]

When Your Husband Sends Out an SOS

When Your Husband Sends Out an SOS

The seasoned hiker was alone on an arduous journey, enjoying the beauty of the scenery and the challenge of the venture. Then something went wrong. He sent one text. No response. He tried another–still no response. His condition worsened. The elements revealed their power. Now he was becoming desperate. He could only text one word: […]

Christmas Names/The Second Hand Nativity   

Christmas Names/The Second Hand Nativity   

Christmas Names By, Tobi H. I love listening to Christmas music all throughout the advent season. Recently, I’ve been meditating on the hymn based off of Isaiah 9:6, “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince […]

 Worshipping the Wonderful One

 Worshipping the Wonderful One

 Worshipping the Wonderful One By, Wendy M. “Why do you ask my name, seeing it is wonderful?”  (Judges 13:18) I never thought of going to the book of Judges for a Christmas devotional, but when I began a study on the word “wonderful” in Scripture, this was the first passage in the Word in which […]