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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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How to Avoid Ministry Burnout

By on September 24, 2015 in Ministry with 7 Comments

By the age of twenty, I was a young pastor’s wife thrown headfirst into the deep end of ministry. Although I knew what ministry entailed, I thought the difficult times wouldn’t come until at least ten years down the road. That was definitely not the case. In that first year of ministry, I had seen […]

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When You Just Want to Quit

By on January 9, 2014 in Faith with 0 Comments

Have you ever faced a task that seemed impossible? Maybe you just don’t feel up to the journey? I am in the middle of writing my dissertation, and I have to admit there are days when I just want to throw my hands up and quit because the road ahead seems too daunting. Even though […]

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Dear Dottie, I Feel Unworthy in My Marriage

Dear Dottie, I have been married for a few months now. The Lord blessed me with a wonderful, godly man who desires to seek the Lord in all that he does. He treats me with gentleness and care, and often does little things to show how much he loves me. Things “should be” wonderful, but […]

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You Have a Keeper, His Name is Yahweh

By on June 21, 2012 in Faith with 0 Comments

The engulfing waters threatened me, the deep surrounded me; seaweed was wrapped around my head.”  Jonah 2:5 Overwhelmed.  That’s how I felt.  I remember crying out to the Lord and through sobs—the kind that take your breath away—confess that I was completely and utterly overwhelmed by the present storms in my life.  Like Jonah, the […]

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Overcoming the Elijah Effect

By on November 3, 2011 in Faith with 0 Comments

November ushers in the commencement of the holiday season.  Billed as the “happiest weeks of the year” the weeks spanning November 1 to December 31 can be exhilarating or exhausting.  Statistics suggest that when exhaustion settles in, Satan’s fiery dart of discouragement embeds itself in our hearts.  Choosing to detonate discouragement during the holiday season […]

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