Rodetta Cook

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While We Wait

Posted by | Balance, Loneliness, Pastors' Wives, Spiritual Walk | No Comments

I recently had the opportunity to come alongside a pastor’s wife whose world had turned upside down and so unjustly. Her husband was a Worship/Youth Pastor and found out before Christmas that his position was being eliminated without any warning. The hurt and pain they experienced from the staff was almost unbearable. She recently poured her heart out on paper in a blog but because of the sensitive situation she did not want to publish it where those that caused…

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What Does Mother’s Day Mean to You?

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As we are approaching Mother’s Day, I asked a friend of mine who is also a pastor’s wife, to share her testimony of what Mother’s Day means to her. I know you will be blessed by her story no matter where you find yourself in life’s journey. Mother’s Day. A day filled with flowers, cards, candy gifts and giggling children, right? A day that so many celebrate with their own mother and truly cannot wait to be celebrated when you…

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Six Ways Ministry Spouses Get Hurt

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I want to share a Thom Rainer blog with you today and by the title you are probably asking, “Only Six Ways Ministry Spouses Get Hurt?” We could all list a dozen more ways we are hurt as pastors’ wives but I know you can relate to this blog with what are probably the top six ways we get hurt. “Hey, I’m not on the church payroll. Go complain to someone else!” The moment the words left his mouth, he…

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Heart Murmurs

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I would like to share a blog today from another pastor’s wife that I believe will bless you today. A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones. Proverbs 17:22 It all started back in college.  I can still remember that weird flutter and my racing heart.  My husband says it’s because college is where I first met him (he, he, he), but it was really so much more than that.  I went to the doctor, wore a monitor,…

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A Problem Free Life

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Do you ever wish you had a problem-free life? I know there are times I find myself wishing that, but then I come back to reality and remind myself that is not possible here on this earth. My devotional spoke to this recently and I would like to share it with you today. Give up the illusion that you deserve a problem-free life. Part of you is still hungering for the resolution of all difficulties. This is a false hope!…

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