“Does this dress make me look fat?” Much has been made about the fact that there is no right answer for a husband whose wife asks this question. I have felt that way too over the years when my husband would ask me after a sermon, “How did I do?” I still remember one Sunday […]
I distinctly remember the day God gave me a message for my ministry as a pastor’s wife to my preacher-husband. I was kneeling over the homemade quilt which covered our bed, the one that my aunt and cousin lovingly sewed for our wedding gift a short year earlier. As I knelt and prayed in that […]
Psalm 126:1-3 When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dreamed. 2 Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy. Then it was said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them.” 3 The Lord has done great things for us, and we […]
Ecumenical Explorations. That was the theme of our sabbatical grant proposal. We would be exploring different denominations each Sunday and would be learning about the Christian traditions that came about through the Protestant Reformation. Our travel component was 7 weeks and split into 2 segments: 3 ½ weeks in Europe and 3 ½ weeks Stateside.
Rest. Reflection. Renewal. This past summer our family was blessed with the gift of a sabbatical.
The day my husband stepped into the role of Pastor at our first church, I immediately acquired a new role of my own – Pastor’s Wife. What exactly does that mean? Why did my husband’s occupation come with a title for me as well? Does society coin the title “Mailman’s Wife” or “Mechanic’s Wife” or […]
If you’ve ever bench pressed, or even watched someone else bench press, then you know the importance of having a trustworthy spotter. This spotter is someone the lifter can depend on to stand close by at all times in order to catch the weight if it becomes too much to bear. A dropped weight could […]
I’ll never forget watching some friends of ours share an intimate moment together laughing, kissing, and bantering; and I thought, “Wow, it’s been a long time since we’ve done that.” This was disturbing.
Just down the road from my house is The Corncrib, an old corncrib covered in graffiti from decades of high school seniors signing their names. It’s a local landmark beloved by the community. If we were to chip away at the paint, there would be too many layers to count. The wounds left by criticism […]
“You get hit… Every time, feels like I’m gettin’ hit, too. And I’m not half as tough as you are.” In the film Cinderella Man, James Braddock is a New Jersey boxer who keeps fighting to provide income for his family. These words are spoken by his wife, Mae, at the beginning of the film […]