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...
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...
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,...
THE IMPORTANCE OF GODLY GRIEF AS A MINISTRY/PASTOR’S WIFE

THE IMPORTANCE OF GODLY GRIEF AS A MINISTRY/PASTOR’S WIFE

When faced with the unknown, are you more likely to jump ahead in excitement or linger behind in the comfort of the familiar? Your answer to that question is a good indicator of whether you struggle more to celebrate or to grieve. When faced with a transition or...
LEAVING A CHURCH WELL AS A PASTOR’S WIFE – Even if I didn’t choose to

LEAVING A CHURCH WELL AS A PASTOR’S WIFE – Even if I didn’t choose to

Sometimes we choose it. Sometimes it seems that others choose it for us. Regardless of how the leaving begins, it is seldom easy and often filled with tricky conversations, heartache and loss. It’s like the bittersweet ending to a book. It was the week before we’d...