Remember the Purpose

Remember the Purpose

I woke early that chilly, November morning, careful not to wake the kiddos as I passed their rooms. Quietly, I basted and placed the turkey into the oven for the meal we would enjoy hours later. I sat down in the quiet to read my Bible as it rested on my very pregnant belly, and […]

Cheerleading {Part 4}

Cheerleading {Part 4}

RECONCILE QUICKLY. There is a story of a PW who told her husband on their wedding night she would never hide anything from him save one thing, the contents of a box she would keep under their bed. After 20 years of her having this secret, her husband finally asked what was in the box.

Cheerleading {Part 3}

Cheerleading {Part 3}

[Part three of a four-part series] This week we’re continuing our CHEER for our husbands! Count it a joy to serve together Hear his heart Be Elastic Encourage Reconcile quickly So far we’ve talked about C – Count it joy, H – Hear his heart, and E – Be Elastic! Today we’re focusing on E – Encourage.

Cheerleading {Part 2}

Cheerleading {Part 2}

Part two of a four-part series Today we’re continuing our CHEER for our husbands! Count it a joy to serve together Hear his heart Be Elastic Encourage Reconcile quickly Last week we talked about the C in CHEER – Count it joy! Today we’re focusing on the H (Hear his heart) and E (Be Elastic).

Cheerleading {Part 1}

Cheerleading {Part 1}

I smile as I think of the cheerleaders I knew in high school. (Hi! A ‘96 high school grad from Ohio here!) I remember their confidence and enthusiasm as they led the crowd in cheering for their team. I was never a high school cheerleader, but as the wife of a small-town, rural, church-planting pastor, […]

Friendship {Outside the Church}

Friendship {Outside the Church}

{This is part two of a series on friendship.} As much as I adore and love and feel absolutely called to serve those in our congregation, many of my lifelines come from my friends outside of our church. It is outside the church where most Pastors’ Wives feel comfortable being in their own skin and […]

Friendship {Inside the Church}

Friendship {Inside the Church}

Talking about friendships often has me humming the old Girl Scout Friendship Song I learned in first grade. “Make new friends/But keep the old/One is silver/And the other gold.” Both gold and silver are valuable, just as friendships both inside and outside your church are important.