I feel it in my shoulders first, then the pit of my stomach, and finally it feels almost as if my throat is constricting. My familiar friend anxiety. It can manifest itself in all sorts of ways, but today it was my usual. Standing in the kitchen I felt overwhelmed by the prospect of things […]
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 […]