DOING HOLIDAYS AS A MINISTRY FAMILY

DOING HOLIDAYS AS A MINISTRY FAMILY

“I don’t enjoy the holidays anymore.” The weight of an ever-increasing to-do list triggered a desperate prayer for help. I always enjoyed the holiday season, with its bright lights, joyful music and endless dreams of a Pinterest-perfect celebration. But another year...
NOT YOUR MAMMA’S PASTOR’S WIFE

NOT YOUR MAMMA’S PASTOR’S WIFE

There’s an old stereotype of Pastors’ and Ministry wives that I hope is fully out of fashion. I don’t see it, but I also know that I’m not in a highly traditional setting. I’ve also been pretty intentional in all of our ministry settings...
WHO AM I, IF NOT A PASTOR’S WIFE?

WHO AM I, IF NOT A PASTOR’S WIFE?

The First Sunday This past Easter, as my family loaded into the car donning our Sunday best, we all looked at each other and marveled at the surrealness of it. My husband Zach turned to me and said, “This is the first time I haven’t worked on Easter since I was...
NO COOKIE CUTTER PASTOR’S WIFE:  TIPS ON LEAVING BEHIND EXPECTATIONS

NO COOKIE CUTTER PASTOR’S WIFE: TIPS ON LEAVING BEHIND EXPECTATIONS

I am not a fan of cookie cutter houses. You know, those houses that all look the same, have the same beige colors, and have the same house plan or maybe a couple of variations of the same blueprint. Give me a unique quirky house that seems to match my personality, and...
I SAID I’D NEVER BE A PASTOR’S WIFE: WHY I DIDN’T THINK I FIT THE MOLD

I SAID I’D NEVER BE A PASTOR’S WIFE: WHY I DIDN’T THINK I FIT THE MOLD

I Knew I Didn’t Want That Life The years I spent working as a youth ministry intern and volunteering with high school students were some of the best of my life. But working so closely alongside my youth pastor, I saw firsthand the toll full-time ministry takes on a...
I NEED AN ANSWER – QUICK!  LONGING TO HEAR GOD’S VOICE AS A MINISTRY WIFE

I NEED AN ANSWER – QUICK! LONGING TO HEAR GOD’S VOICE AS A MINISTRY WIFE

I hate to burst your bubble, but sometimes that pipeline to Jesus, that others expect that I have, feels more like a dried up ditch than the river of life that I long for. Instead of loud and clear, immediate and relevant – His response to my prayers can, at times,...