With 21 years of itinerant ministry under my skinny snakeskin belt, I have sat across the table from many a ministry wife who either unloads her story with a heap of emotionally charged words or who tells it with tight lips, crossed arms, and a plastered smile.
Loneliness Island can bring a girl down, if she lets it. And yes, we should throw out that life preserver for authentic friendship, even if it feels gutsy and vulnerable. But we cannot negate the treasure that we find when all that is left is a friend called Jesus.
The pastor’s wife of the church I grew up in was a memorable lady. She was such a wonderful pastor’s wife, and yet, now that I think back as an adult, she didn’t do some of the things that some people might think mandatory for a pastor’s wife.
Did you know that you have a backstory or an origin story? Your backstory has helped shape who you are today. Your backstory makes you compassionate toward certain people and motivates you toward certain actions, as well.
It's lonely at the top. You may have heard that statement before--most likely before you found yourself "at the top" where you lead through ministry. If you're saying right about now, "I'm not lonely at all. I'm surrounded by people all t...
Sometimes we allow ourselves to go down the path of thinking about the worst possible outcome because, somehow, we think it helps to prepare us for what might be coming. The problem is, this is not the way of the Kingdom.
How many times have you been at a corporate meeting for ministers and found yourself saying "we really should get together soon", followed by a "call me and let's set something up", only to allow weeks, months, and, all too often, years go by before you purposefully pu...