Reluctance: A Joy Stealer

Reluctance is one of my biggest joy stealers. It can sneak up on me when I least expect it. Once I start focusing on myself I can quickly lose the bigger picture of seeing sacrifices for my church family as participation in God’s kingdom work. Most of the time I can send my pastor-husband off to morning leader meetings and lunch prayer times and evening worship practices and any other sort of commitment with a joyful smile and blessing! Then there are the days my smile is forced and my farewells are noticeably hesitant and distinctively joyless.

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Nicole Martin

About Nicole Martin

Nicole is married to Trevor, who serves as 1 of 2 pastors at Calvary Baptist Church in the small town of Emo, Ontario, Canada. She grew up in rural Manitoba and attended Briercrest College (Saskatchewan), graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry. Nicole joined the ranks of pastors’ wives when the couple moved to northwestern Ontario in Fall 2015. Nicole’s opportunities to serve the Lord and people around her are taking on new dimensions as she and Trevor experience vocational ministry together and persevere in parenting their two preschool girls.

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