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 […]

Build Each Other Up

Build Each Other Up

Pastors’ wives are nothing special. I mean, they are special, but they are also just like you and me and all the ladies in the church. They struggle, they conquer, they laugh, they cry, they survive. And what are women in the church called to do? Build each other up. Encourage each other. (I Thessalonians […]

People Along the Way

People Along the Way

In *Erwin Lutzer’s autobiography, He Will Be the Preacher, he wrote about people who came along side of his family early in their ministry. One couple had them over for dinner, stocked their fridge with food, and drew them into their family. An older couple “took us under their wing and treated us as if […]

Tell Me Your Story

Tell Me Your Story

I am often surprised by how much I don’t know about people whom I call friends. I don’t know where they went to college or in which communities they lived as a child. I know about their lives in the moment – sometimes thanks to Facebook – but I don’t always take the time to […]

If it is true, as the saying goes, the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, then I suggest that the way to a woman’s heart is through her children. Admit it. We all love to see other people encouraging our children. Appreciating them. Observing them and seeing what we see in our […]

Pray for Your Pastor’s Wife

Pray for Your Pastor’s Wife

Praying. How can one little word bring comfort? Peace? Encouragement? I’ve gone through some major health battles the past couple years and I believe that the prayers of my friends and family, including my church family, helped me stay calm and joyful in the battles. When Jesus was on earth He healed people with a […]

Talents

Talents

  Talents. We all have a talent. Something that comes easily to us. Sometimes, so easily that we don’t realize that it is a gift from God and that it has value. For some it is a skill that takes practice, like playing a musical instrument. For some, it is baking – everything comes out […]