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A Heart Message for Ministry Wives

By on October 26, 2017 in Ministry with 1 Comment

My husband and I have spent almost three decades in ministries in the local church, and for almost four decades we have been training ministry families. These words come from my heart to ministry wives. Be yourself—genuine and sincere without pretense. Keep in mind that you are always and forever a work in progress. God […]

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A Word to Pastors

By on October 19, 2017 in Ministry with 0 Comments

Pastors are very special to my husband and me. He spent almost three decades in pastoral ministries in the local church, and for more than four decades we have been training ministry families. These words come from my heart to the young men preparing for ministry. A preacher can make his wife shine and glow […]

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Women Can Trust God’s Design for the Church

By on October 17, 2017 in Ministry, Theology with 1 Comment

Have you noticed that Christianity sometimes gets a bad rap when it comes to women? The notion that God has a specific and distinct plan for womanhood has offended people inside and outside the church. Truth be told, there was a time in my life where those ideas ruffled my feathers. First Timothy 2:11-15, as […]

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A Word To The People On The Pew

By on October 12, 2017 in Ministry with 0 Comments

Pastors are very special to the president and me. He spent almost three decades in pastoral ministries in the local church, and for almost four decades we have been training ministry families. These words come from my heart to the congregations receiving the young people we train! Counsel for the Congregation The pastor’s wife may […]

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“Dear Discouraged Ministry Wife…” A Letter From a Woman Who’s Been There

By on October 3, 2017 in Ministry with 0 Comments

October is Pastor Appreciation Month.  While not all church families have caught on to this opportunity, many have snagged it and ran with their hospitality gifts to bless their pastor and his family!  For many ministers, wives, and their families, it’s a time of abundance, and for others, it can seem like just any other time of […]

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Dear Women, This Is Community

By on September 7, 2017 in Christian Life, Ministry with 3 Comments

There’s a little watering hole on the way towards my sister’s old place. As soon as I take the exit off the highway, I know I have ten miles of curvy, country back roads lined with canopies of evergreens before I reach it. It’s off to the left, and along its banks is a grove […]

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How to See the Need Behind the Mask

By on August 22, 2017 in Ministry with 0 Comments

Earlier this year, “Church Clothes” was released by country artist Kelleigh Bannen. The song follows a couple who attend a Sunday morning worship service and act like everything about their marriage is as perfect and put together as the very clothes they are wearing. But, in reality, their marriage is on the rocks: You drive, […]

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Eating a Meal with Jesus

By on May 18, 2017 in Ministry with 3 Comments

“The Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say, ‘Look, a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’” (Luke 7:34) Why did Jesus come? He came to serve, to give His life as a ransom, to seek and save the lost (Mk 10:45; Lk 19:10). I think we […]

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Why I Don’t Prefer the Name “Small Group Leader”

By on April 25, 2017 in Ministry with 0 Comments

I’m not trying to ruffle any feathers or title this blog post with something that will get a click. I am thankful for all of our readers, and I hope every topic encourages and equips you, and that you share it with someone because it was helpful. So, let me clarify that I’m writing this because […]

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Four Tips for Young Women in their First Years of Ministry

By on April 18, 2017 in Ministry with 2 Comments

In between books with colorful spines, and binders that hold my ministry dreams, there is a memo board that sits on my desk at home. It is a hodge-podge of push-pinned fabric swatches that inspire me, magazine clippings of someday projects, and notes from my cheerleading section. Do you have cheerleaders in your life? A […]

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