Enthusiasm of Hospitality

Enthusiasm of Hospitality

A few years ago, on the spur of the moment, a friend invited me to her home for lunch. She had the day off unexpectedly and as she prepared her lunch, she wanted someone with whom to share the meal. A quick phone call and two of us set aside our plans for an even better […]

Psalm 84

Psalm 84

As May rolled around, school started to wrap up for my children, and friends started talking about summer vacation plans, I found myself saying to my husband, “I could really use a vacation”. Not in an off handed way, but sometimes whining, sometimes exasperated, sometimes almost crying. A particularly hard autumn, rolled into an even […]

Interview With a Small Town Pastor’s Wife: Carmen Erickson

Interview With a Small Town Pastor’s Wife: Carmen Erickson

Carmen and my friendship came about as a result of our husbands’ friendship. Tim and Jonathan have been best friends through Bible college, through starting families, through their beginning ministries, and through struggles and growth in the pastorate. Yet, although our husbands’ friendship helped introduce us, it was natural to form a friendship between ourselves. […]

Prayer Reminder

Prayer Reminder

I recently heard someone make a comment about “Mrs. Job”. It was in reference to a former pastor’s wife who called to share a prayer request. It seems that for the past several years this pastoral couple had been besieged by many health issues and subsequent financial and emotional needs, and they had called the […]

Getting Down to the Nitty Gritty

Getting Down to the Nitty Gritty

True Grit. How would you describe the word “grit”? small, loose particles of stone or sand courage and resolve; strength of character clenching (the teeth), especially to keep one’s resolve when faced with an unpleasant or painful duty I recently read a newsletter written by a pastor’s wife about the everyday things happening in their […]