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Sabbatical Blessings {8 Month Report}

I can’t believe that another two months have gone by! This means, of course, that another sabbatical report is due. {Click here to catch up on previous sabbatical reports} It’s amazing how quickly time goes when you’re not under extreme pressure. This sabbatical year has absolutely raced by. My husband and I agree that 2015… Read More Sabbatical Blessings {8 Month Report}

Brokenness, Compassion, Gospel, Ministry, Mother Well in Ministry, Mothering

Dear Pastors: On Mother’s Day, Lead us to Christ

Dear Pastors, You are under pressure often, but this weekend brings a unique challenge. It’s Mother’s Day. And most of the women of the western world have expectations about what will take place at church on this day. If they don’t have expectations, they certainly carry in dreams and heartaches. We are all brokenly desperate… Read More Dear Pastors: On Mother’s Day, Lead us to Christ

God's Power, Hyperemesis Gravidarum, Ladies Ministry, Life Lessons, Ministry, Mother Well in Ministry, Pray for Your Pastor's Wife, Rest, Uncategorized

To the Pastor’s Wife with Chronic Health Challenges…

I got your email the other day…along with all of the others. You’d be surprised how many pastors’ wives are facing what you’re facing. You’d be moved to tears, as I was, if you read their emails. ┬áSome of you I know in real life, and some of you I know only online. Yet, because… Read More To the Pastor’s Wife with Chronic Health Challenges…

Family, Grace Parenting, Ministry, Mother Well in Ministry, Parenting/Family, Uncategorized

PKs Need Sabbaticals Too

I sat on my living room couch beside one of my mentors. A retired pastor’s wife, she and I worked closely together on ladies events and funerals and a myriad of other “pastor’s wifish” things during the past five years. In the midst of constant church transition, she and her husband were a rock of… Read More PKs Need Sabbaticals Too

Character Development, Energize Your Ministry, Life in the Glass House, Mother Well in Ministry, Relationships

Why Feelings Matter In Ministry

She sat on my lap during our daily Bible time, her warm cheek smashed up against mine and her breath coming in tiny puffs as she listened. I was reading the next lesson in our special book “Leading Little Ones to God.” The chapter was “God’s Children Think About Him” and we read of how… Read More Why Feelings Matter In Ministry