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

Dear Pastor's Wife

Dear Pastor’s Wife: The Things They Never Told Us

Dear Pastor’s Wife, I had surgery recently, and it’s given me some extra time to think about pain and healing…specifically about the part they never told me would happen after surgery. I’ve also had some time to write, and it’s been awhile since I wrote you a new letter. So….it’s like this: I was well… Read More Dear Pastor’s Wife: The Things They Never Told Us

Dear Pastor's Wife

Dear Pastor’s Wife: The Tears That Shape Our Memories

Dear Pastor’s Wife, Have you ever been basking in joy and anticipation, only to find the joy muddled up by tears and pain? I have, too. And I’ve thought ruefully, “The memories of this event/occasion will be ruined forever by the sadness that overshadowed the joy.”  One of these occasions for me was just over… Read More Dear Pastor’s Wife: The Tears That Shape Our Memories

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Dear Pastor’s Wife: Your Heart Under A Bush

Dear Pastor’s Wife, I’ve had something on my heart lately that I want to share. I hope it is both a deep encouragement and a timely challenge- to you and to myself.  I’m concerned that your heart may be under a bush, just as mine has been in the past…(and sometimes I find it there… Read More Dear Pastor’s Wife: Your Heart Under A Bush