Reluctance: A Joy Stealer

Reluctance: A Joy Stealer

Reluctance is one of my biggest joy stealers. It can sneak up on me when I least expect it. Once I start focusing on myself I can quickly lose the bigger picture of seeing sacrifices for my church family as participation in God’s kingdom work. Most of the time I can send my pastor-husband off […]

Joyful Satisfaction

Joyful Satisfaction

What satisfies you? What brings you …purpose? …identity? …joy? Ponder the topic with me for a moment. “When I have ___________ I will be happy.” Many of the things we would like to satisfy us are good things. After all, God has been kind to give us many things to enjoy. But really, we find […]

Hospitality in the Home

Hospitality in the Home

One of my favorite pastimes is visiting and laughing with friends over food. Once the whirlwind of cleaning, coordinating, preparing, and cooking subsides I notice the satisfaction I have from hosting people. I like to hear stories about their lives. Sometimes deep conversations arise when we talk about God and our Christian walks. Other times […]

The Surest Calling

The Surest Calling

His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through the knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness. 2 Peter 1:3   It’s hard to know where to begin when explaining how I became a pastor’s wife. My husband, Trevor, and I—along with our little daughter […]