Finding Joy

Finding Joy

“Sometimes you have to let go of the picture you thought life would be and learn to find joy in the life you are living.” That quote really hit home to me. Three years ago, I became a widow. It’s not the life I had imagined when I married my high school...
The Hurting Pastor’s Wife

The Hurting Pastor’s Wife

I recently came across this post from weary, hurting pastor’s wife. She shared- “Today I gladly hand in my ‘Pastor’s Wife’ title…a church member came up to me after a Bible study to tell me how inconsiderate I had been and how I had hurt someone’s...
Pastor Appreciation Month

Pastor Appreciation Month

It’s October and it’s Pastor Appreciation Month! It’s time to consider how your church is going to show your appreciation for all your pastor does for your church and congregation. Maybe each Sunday in October you could present your pastor with something special. One...
Sticks and Stones

Sticks and Stones

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” Of course, you didn’t believe that when your mom quoted it to you as a hurt, crying child, and now as an adult we realize the fallacy of that statement even more. The truth of the matter is...
Broken

Broken

Have you ever noticed how many times God uses broken people and things to accomplish His plans? The loaves and fishes needed to be broken in the miracle of feeding the 5000 Gideon and his measly army of 300 men had to break their clay pot lamps before God gave them...
Difficult People

Difficult People

Have you ever been asked, “How’s ministry going?” And you reply, or at least think in your head, if you don’t have the courage to voice it, “Oh, ministry would great, if it wasn’t for the people.” Every church has some of the...