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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

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Sabbatical Changes {4 Month Report}

I’ve had quite a few emails recently from pastors’ wives and friends, asking me what our sabbatical has been like, and inquiring about the changes that we’ve made. “Do you mind sharing what you are doing differently?” they’ve said. And I am thrilled to share what God has been doing in our family through this… Read More Sabbatical Changes {4 Month Report}

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Ministry Musings: You Are Called to Take Risks

A few years ago, on a local youth group outing to Prince Edward Island, my husband somehow {to this day, I don’t know how} convinced me that I should ride a roller coaster, and that I would surely love it. So….after hemming and hawing, I did it. As soon as it took off, I knew… Read More Ministry Musings: You Are Called to Take Risks

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Ministry Musings: Identity Crisis…Identity Christ

Sabbaticals gift a lot of uncluttered thinking time. And I’ve been thinking a lot on the topic of identity…specifically as it concerns ministry and being a pastor’s wife. Before my husband resigned and we began our sabbatical, I wondered what it would be like to not be an active pastor’s wife for awhile. I wondered… Read More Ministry Musings: Identity Crisis…Identity Christ

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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