The same God who helped them defeat a giant with a quick victory would help them find the victory in the daily grind of building His temple.
For no matter what you face, there is always enough grace to give thanks.
For sometimes the greatest power of the voice we have is when we choose not to speak.
Looking back at my younger self at times makes me smile; other times, I cringe. I grew up in the eighties with big hair, big dreams, and big ideas about how the world worked. When I look into those eyes from the eighties, I see one who was very clueless and too often didn’t know it.… Continue reading Mom’s Life Lesson: “Never Say Never”
One of my favorite things in life is being married to a pastor. First, my pastor is pretty awesome and I’m partial to doing life with him. It just makes the journey more fun when you are in love with your spouse. Second, I love the joy of watching Christ transform people… Continue reading Help! Where Do I Hide in this Fishbowl?
So what were you thinking by going into ministry? I know you have a story. We all do. You may not have grown up in church. In fact, you may not have even had the benefit of living in a family that followed Jesus. It may have been the farthest thing from your mind. None of… Continue reading Answering The Call: You’re A Pastor’s Wife?
It seemed like a good idea at the time. Maybe it was all those Dog Whisperer episodes. Maybe the hours of natural horsemanship moving horses with a carrot stick made me overconfident. Either way–it was a bad idea. A few months ago, my family adopted the sweetest border collie. She is 62 pounds of pure… Continue reading Failure Isn’t Fatal and the Times You Fall on Your Butt
I’ve been in ministry for a long time. I guess I’ve been in life a long time, too. Perhaps that makes me old, though, I prefer to call it seasoned. My husband and I have led a variety of people over the years. Most are amazing people to lead. But there is one population that… Continue reading Knocking the Chip off the Shoulder: Defeating Defensiveness
A title like this is probably a bit provocative. People always love to know other people’s business, and I especially think they love to know the pastor’s business. After over twenty years in ministry with my pastor husband, I get it. People like to know what makes him tick and what makes him different from… Continue reading Perils of a Pastor’s Wife: When You Find Yourself in a Crisis of Faith
It’s easy to love people who love me. I feel so good inside when I’m with those people. Elated and strong; I’m on top of the world when I find someone who returns my love with more love. And then there is everyone else. The not-so-nice, not-so-friendly, not-so-happy, porcupine people who are just very difficult… Continue reading Loving Those Porcupine People