My pre-teen daughter walked up to me today as I started to write this post and read the title. She said, “Do you hear me? What does that mean?” “Well,” I said, “you know when you pray to God and it seems like He doesn’t hear you?” Her response was quick, “Oh yeah, I get […]
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The Goodness of God and What it Means to be Patient in the Waiting Part 2/2
You can read “The Goodness of God and What it Means to be Patient in the Waiting Part 1” here.
Spiritual Weaning: Lessons in Discipleship
The typing of this blog coincided with fall weaning in the Sandhills. I’m in a reflective state as I sit by our picture window and listen to the cattle cacophony outside in the nearby corrals full of bawling cows and calves. It’s been going on for hours and happens every fall when the hard-working ranchers […]
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Psalm 73:26 Sometimes I feel like I’m drowning in life. The problems, the people, the responsibilities, the expectations – all of it overwhelms me. Lately I’ve been struggling with the discouragement of things from the past. […]
Wait Training: Nothing Chocolate Nothing Gained
“Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known,” Jeremiah 33:3. I’ve walked the one-lane gravel ‘Cemetery Road’ behind our house countless times, pouring my heart out to the God who hears and other times listening for the God who speaks. These two […]
Meant for Good
My “career” as one of those stereotypical troublemaker PKs started early. I was only 1 or 2 when my mom and I went to visit my dad during his break at the seminary where he was studying. A Christian school also used the seminary building, so as we walked down the hallway, it was lined […]
Get a Copy of Our New Book Now!
We are so excited to announce that Love, Joy & Faithfulness: A 90-Day Devotional for the Pastor’s Wife is now available on Amazon! All extra profits from book sold, will go to benefit Pastor’s Wives around the world.
The Elusive Pursuit of Balance
The Friday morning coffee date. It’s an oasis in the midst of every week. I sit across from my husband with my Cafe Breve and we talk about ALL THE THINGS – ministry, especially our conversations with people, and our children in all of their ages and stages. Sometimes we talk about plans for the […]
Hope for Raising the PKs–You Can’t But God Can
One of my favorite story books as a child was The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper which was based on an American folktale. The little blue engine felt she was not as important as the big engines that carried people and freight. But then the train that carried goodies and toys for the […]
Sabbatical Travels: Following Paul, Part 1
Here at Flowers for the Pastor’s Wife we schedule pieces in advance, making the calendar a year at a time. When this topic was put on the calendar the world was a different place and now it feels incredibly indulgent to write a piece on my journey last summer through Europe. But our God is […]