Rodetta Cook

Facing Anxiety in a Fear Based Society

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By Krissie Garland I received a phone call the other day… This is never a good way to start a conversation when you’re in the ministry. Growing up a pastor’s kid and being a pastor’s wife for so many years, phone calls immediately gave me anxiety. They continue to make my heart stop a beat, to this day. A respected friend tagged it “PTMSD” Post Traumatic Ministry Stress Disorder. Many of you who are reading this can relate to this…

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How to Heal from Church Hurt

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Ministry is not for sissies! I would dare say any pastor or spouse who have been in ministry any length of time has been hurt by people in the church. I would like to share a blog written by Whitney Capps that I believe will be a blessing to you. “How to heal from church hurt.” Even the title seems a bit “churchy,” doesn’t it? As if the wounds we’ve experienced from people who say they love Jesus can be…

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Embracing Solitude: In His Sight (Part 2)

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Today Patti will be sharing part two on Embracing Solitude. In speaking with a ministry wife who had been recently widowed after decades of marriage and fruitful ministry with her husband, she revealed a very thoughtful perspective in just a few words. “I am learning to embrace the solitude.” In explaining further, she told me that she thoroughly enjoyed the big, busy, full and exciting life that she had shared with her husband and she had a lifetime of memories,…

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Embracing Solitude: Hiding in Plain Sight (Part 1)

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Today’s topic is one that each of us could write about. I have asked one of our pastors’ wives, Patti to share with you the next two weeks on this subject and I believe it will be a blessing to you. For the longest time I subconsciously rejected the fact that loneliness was a part of being a pastor’s wife. Despite the feelings of loneliness, my head said that it was silly and unnecessary to feel lonely. After all, look…

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25 Ways to a Happier Marriage

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During the month of February, we celebrate our spouses with Valentines, dates, roses, candy and any other way you like to celebrate. But I want to challenge each of us to celebrate our spouses every month not just on Valentine’s Day. Today I have asked Patti to share her thoughts on a resource, 25 Ways to a Happier Marriage, with you and believe it will be a blessing. People like to give advice on every subject. Marriage is no exception….

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