Within the small-town church culture, transparency is both very simple and very hard. You live life closely with your people, often seeing them several times a week.
Having an effective quiet time on a daily basis is, by far, one of the most important things you can do to grow your walk with the Lord. When you spend time in the Bible, you’ll be much more equipped to handle life. It’s like being rejuvenated.
I imagine some of you expected something a little bit more “how-to” in the last blog. I have struggled over the years with so much guilt in cultivating a spiritual life because many of the tools I was given were legalistic – lists of things to do to be more spiritual, lists to which I […]
Life as a rural and small-town pastor’s wife affords many opportunities to see God’s truths displayed in the seasons. Life has seasons, too, and so often our spiritual life has been described by referring to the different seasons of growth we go through as we are conformed to the image of the Son who saved us. So how do we cultivate our spiritual life no matter what season we are in?
A full planner and a busy, ministry schedule are not true measures of your spirituality or your importance as a pastor’s wife. Have you allowed yourself to fall headlong into the 21st century’s Christian ideal of busiest equals best? How easy it is for our threads to tangle or skip a loop because of a schedule that is busting at the seams.
Fresh off the overseas mission field, I remember clearly the first Sunday we stepped into our small-town church. On the mission field, we’d learned another language, been through culture shock, and delved into ministry in a foreign land. Yet, my fear of being a small-town pastor’s wife was stronger than my fear of being in […]
We wish it were possible to invite each of you pastors’ wives over for a cozy Thanksgiving brunch! Imagine the joy of gathering together! Since we can’t meet in person, we’ve compiled breakfast recipes from our Flowers Team to share with you! Enjoy – and know we are praying for you.
Dear Pastor’s Wife, we are delighted that you choose to join us in this online community!! We’re thankful for you, and that’s prompted us to start our Thanksgiving celebration a little early with reflections, decor, and recipes centered around Thanksgiving this week. Today’s focus is on decorations!
I woke early that chilly, November morning, careful not to wake the kiddos as I passed their rooms. Quietly, I basted and placed the turkey into the oven for the meal we would enjoy hours later. I sat down in the quiet to read my Bible as it rested on my very pregnant belly, and […]
RECONCILE QUICKLY. There is a story of a PW who told her husband on their wedding night she would never hide anything from him save one thing, the contents of a box she would keep under their bed. After 20 years of her having this secret, her husband finally asked what was in the box.