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You Don’t Own Your Pastor

On my blog, I usually stay away from putting my oar in on the public scandals and controversies that go on in the world news scene. But the recent story of the Duggars has captivated me, and likely it has drawn you in as well. I’ve read most of the articles and I’ve watched all… Read More You Don’t Own Your Pastor

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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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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

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Ministry Musings: Jesus Will Come to You First

One of the most common struggles of ministry wives is loneliness. We’ve all thought it a hundred times if we’ve said it once- “I’m so lonely.”┬áThe truth? Loneliness is just part of the human plight. Extroverts and introverts alike experience loneliness, just in different ways and for different reasons, at different times, and for different… Read More Ministry Musings: Jesus Will Come to You First

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Ministry Musings: There is Blessing in Betrayal

Betrayal….The word makes you shudder and I’m sorry for the memories that just flooded your mind. It’s a painful subject- one of those silent struggles that isn’t talked about a whole lot. The reality of betrayal was one of those “ministry surprises” in my life- something that really never happened to me until I got… Read More Ministry Musings: There is Blessing in Betrayal