Build Relationships, Energize Your Ministry, Every Pastor Needs a Sabbatical, Sabbaticals are Life Savers

Ministry Matters: What You Miss When You Choose Stillness

This thing called sabbatical. If I didn’t know better, I’d say it was a living thing because it keeps changing, shifting like the sand, exposing different sides, different layers. Or…maybe it is me who is changing. At every turn of life during sabbatical, I am intrigued by what God is showing me about resting in… Read More Ministry Matters: What You Miss When You Choose Stillness

Build Relationships, Character Development, Energize Your Ministry, Friendship, Life Lessons, Live by Grace, Ministry, Relationships

Ministry Matters: If It Weren’t for People

“Ministry would be easy if it weren’t for people” is a common phrase that pastors and pastors’ wives chuckle over. We know it’s silly, because ministry is people- it would be pointless without them. And…we ourselves are part of those “people” we are referring to. No matter what walk of life you find yourself in… Read More Ministry Matters: If It Weren’t for People

Be Faithful, Build Relationships, Character Development, Ladies Ministry, Life in the Glass House, Life Lessons, Live by Grace, Ministry, Pastors' Wives

Ministry Matters: How to Embrace Being An Outsider

I walked past the end table in that doctor’s office, and a propped up poster caught my eye. It read in bold, impossible to miss letters: Be An Outsider I may or may not have stopped in my tracks, shuddered a bit, then recovered and snapped a picture of it with my phone. The idea… Read More Ministry Matters: How to Embrace Being An Outsider

Be Faithful, Brokenness, Build Relationships, Character Development, Energize Your Ministry, Ladies Ministry, Life in the Glass House, Ministry, Pastors' Wives, Relationships

Ministry Matters: Your Opposition Will Open Doors

“I don’t like what you’re doing.”┬áThe message of opposition marches boldly, and never so often or as direct as in the life of a ministry family. It really shouldn’t surprise us, but it does. Opposition comes when we least expect it. In our years in ministry, my husband and I have often shaken our heads… Read More Ministry Matters: Your Opposition Will Open Doors

Be Faithful, Build Relationships, Compassion, Culture Shock, Energize Your Ministry, Life Lessons, Ministry, Missions, Pastors' Wives, Practical Tips, Relationships

5 Things Every Missionary Wants You to Know About Culture Shock

Something unique happens when you come off of the mission field for awhile. My husband and I are three months into our sabbatical, and a lot of our conversations lately have been about cultural differences. They pop up in the most unusual ways and at unexpected times. We chuckle at the way things are done… Read More 5 Things Every Missionary Wants You to Know About Culture Shock