Culture Shock, Missions

Deputation: Used Tea Bags or Cup Running Over?

We started deputation (fund raising) for church planting in the fall of 2016, after a much needed sabbatical from our previous pastoral ministry years. As we dipped our toes into the preparation for the next phase of life and ministry, some well meaning voices shared their opinions of what deputation would be like for us,… Read More Deputation: Used Tea Bags or Cup Running Over?

Dear Pastor's Wife

Dear Pastor’s Wife: How To Keep A Gospel Perspective In Ministry

For several months, my husband and I have been working on memorizing the book of Colossians together. We are progressing slowly but surely, more slowly lately due to our recent international move to South Africa. We are still navigating the ups and downs of settling in, and finding our rhythms of life. But for a… Read More Dear Pastor’s Wife: How To Keep A Gospel Perspective In Ministry

Ministry Matters, Pastor's Wife, Pastors' Wives, Relationships

Ministry Matters: 2 Things People Pleasing Will Do For You

She sat across from me with a list in her hand- a list of infractions from her point of view. A list she had obviously been compiling for quite a while. During the course of that {very long} meeting, I heard, among other things, “You’re a pastor’s wife; you should be doing (this), (this), and… Read More Ministry Matters: 2 Things People Pleasing Will Do For You

Be Faithful, Brokenness, Build Relationships, Hope For Pastors' Wives, Ministry, Ministry Matters

Ministry Matters: On the Value of Staying Small

The wind whipped and roared as I stepped out on the front porch to “see” Hurricane Florence as she made her grand appearance. After snapping some photos and taking some video clips, I turned to go back inside when something caught my eye. A spider’s web, partially damaged and dusted with rain drops, was swinging… Read More Ministry Matters: On the Value of Staying Small