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...
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...