Expectations

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The Wonder Woman Within

Posted by | Balance, Expectations, Loneliness, Pastors' Wives, Spiritual Walk | One Comment

Today’s email is a message written by another pastor’s wife about her journey and I pray it will bless you. When I was a child, Halloween was a chance to dress up and be anything I wanted to be! This year, I bet a lot of little girls are going to be a certain superhero whose movie came out this past summer. Wonder Woman! And why not? She has an amazing outfit, and some impressive accessories like the golden lasso,…

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Nothing Can Separate You

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This year is quickly passing by and I wonder how many days we have spent being concerned or worried about something that is out of our control? You may have gone through a family crisis this year, or a health crisis, or maybe a personal crisis. How many days did you spend wringing your hands wondering what you were going to do or what the outcome was going to be? I pray instead of worrying, you claimed God’s promises that…

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You Can Still Wear Cute Shoes

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Have you ever asked the question “Where’s the manual for this job of being a pastor’s wife”? I dare say we have all asked that question at some point in our ministry life. I would like to recommend a book to you that I believe every pastor’s wife will enjoy and glean something from. The book is You Can Still Wear Cute Shoes by Lisa McKay. Below is the synopsis from the back of the book. When most women think…

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Reasons People Leave Church

Posted by | Expectations, Identity, Pastors' Wives | 2 Comments

I thought today I would give you maybe a little chuckle for the week. Several months ago I asked the question in our private Confidante FB Group, “What are some of the reasons people have given for leaving your church?” I shouldn’t be shocked but some of the responses caused me to shake my head. Here are some of those responses: Because a deacon’s child won a lot of Awana awards when she had gone through two entire books and…

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Why Avoiding Suffering is Killing Us

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By Tatyana Claytor “There is a Buddhist saying that goes “Expectation is the root of all suffering.” The idea is that suffering occurs when what is expected does not come to be. For example, if I found out that I won the lottery but then found out later I was ineligible, I would be very upset even though, in all reality, my situation had not changed. It is the expectation that would cause the strife. This saying has some truth…

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