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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

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Ministry Matters: 6 Ways To Become A Better Listener

One would think that the art of listening is a ‘given’ with pastors’ wives. I mean, we spend SO much time listening to people- we listen to our husbands preach, we listen to the elderly tell of their physical ailments along with stories of yesterday and yesteryear. We listen to complaints and accusations. And sometimes… Read More Ministry Matters: 6 Ways To Become A Better Listener

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Ministry Matters: Pastor’s Wife in the Middle

Sunday morning last found us skimming along the highway to church per usual. Somewhere between this exit and that mile marker, the van in front of us suddenly veered off the road and bumped down the hill, straight towards a heavily wooded area. I’m pretty sure I stopped breathing for a few seconds as that… Read More Ministry Matters: Pastor’s Wife in the Middle

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Ministry Matters: How to Mentor and Be Mentored {When You’re a Pastor’s Wife}

Last fall I attended a Christian blogger’s conference for the third time. As usual, I met some fascinating, Godly ¬†women. One of those women just “happened” to sit beside me at lunch, and we struck up a conversation about what we are passionate about. Turns out, this lady and I had some neat connections from… Read More Ministry Matters: How to Mentor and Be Mentored {When You’re a Pastor’s Wife}

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Ministry Matters {Christmas Edition}: How Fear is the Gateway to Joy

Every year it seems that God impresses a different aspect of the Christmas story on my heart in an indelible way, causing me to value His advent a little more than the previous year. This season has been incredibly rich. I’ve chosen to be mostly “unplugged” from social media and my phone in order to… Read More Ministry Matters {Christmas Edition}: How Fear is the Gateway to Joy