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

Author Reviews, Gospel, Truth

2 Things Church Leaders Can Learn From the Life and Writings of Rachel Held Evans

If you’ve been reading my blog since it started in 2011, you know that I rarely weigh in on buzz topics. In fact, if everyone else is writing about it, you can bet I’m going to remain silent. The internet is a noisy place, and I want to make sure I am contributing value through… Read More 2 Things Church Leaders Can Learn From the Life and Writings of Rachel Held Evans

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