His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through the knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness. 2 Peter 1:3 It’s hard to know where to begin when explaining how I became a pastor’s wife. My husband, Trevor, and I—along with our little daughter […]
Hi Ladies! You are invited to join us and other pastor’s wives from around the globe for a 40 day reading challenge of Leigh Power’s book, Renewed, a 40-Day Devotional for Healing from Church Hurt and for Loving Well in Ministry. As ministry wives, all too often we know the hurt that can come from […]
“Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” Nehemiah 8:10 The focus of Nehemiah 8:10b is normally on the Lord’s strength keeping us happy. After all, […]
Suburbia was not my home, although it’s where I grew up: in the “Bible belt” in East Tennessee, with churches on every corner and sprawling housing developments filling the blocks in between where we didn’t know our neighbors. The churches were mostly large, and although they were able to create small pockets of community through […]
Children are great encouragers. We could learn from them. I love to watch the children in my small church as they go to their Sunday School classes. They are always so excited to see their teacher and give a hug. If you get hugs regularly, you may not realize how precious they can be. When […]
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.
“Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them…” Romans 12:6a I believe that many of us who serve within the church have a good handle on how we are gifted simply because we, at one time or another, take part in all the gifts. Trying out a […]
Rest. Reflection. Renewal. This past summer our family was blessed with the gift of a sabbatical.
Flowers. They have to be one of God’s special gifts.
It was a day that started out as any other weekday. The kids had eaten breakfast, done chores, and were sitting at the table working on their school (we homeschooled at the time). I had finished all the laundry the day before, and as lovely as that sounds, there were now mounds of unfolded laundry […]