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Celebrating Disappointment

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We don’t have to be in ministry long to experience disappointment. As a matter of fact, we don’t have to be alive long to experience disappointment. That is just part of life. I would like to share a devotion out of the Our Daily Bread devotional Great is Thy Faithfulness that is a great encouragement on handling disappointments. After receiving his second Academy Award, Denzel Washington said to his family, “I told you, if I lost tonight, I’d come home…

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Failure to Follow Through

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Care for Pastors offers support, encouragement, counsel, and resources to pastors and their families. It is our mission to see every pastoral family persevering in ministry, developing a healthy church, and leading in community transformation. In a counseling ministry such as Care for Pastors, we see something that happens to pastors regularly. It’s called the S.E.R. cycle. Here is a brief description of what takes place when a pastor reaches out to us for help. Generally speaking, pastors and/or their…

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Stop Worrying

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As we begin another week, I want us to talk about a topic that we are all guilty of and that is “worry.” As pastors’ wives sometimes we allow people to put unrealistic expectations on us and sometimes we put them on ourselves. And as a result, we worry about what people think of us,  worry about a storm our family is going through, worry that God isn’t going to take care of the situation or even try to take…

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Trust Me in Every Detail

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Are you trusting the Lord in EVERY detail of your life? Maybe you are picking and choosing what you trust Him with or possibly giving it to Him then taking it back. If that is the case, I pray the following devotional will speak to your heart. TRUST ME IN EVERY DETAIL of your life. Nothing is random in My kingdom. Everything that happens fits into a pattern for good, to those who love Me. Instead of trying to analyze…

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A Candid Response to the New Pastors’ Spouse Survey

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I recently came across an article by Mark Dance on Church Leaders on a research study to pastors’ spouses that I would like to share with you today. I know each pastor’s wife reading this can relate. When the new LifeWay Research study on pastors’ spouses came out last fall, I asked my wife Janet for feedback on the results since she has been a pastor’s wife for 30 years, and a pastor’s daughter her whole life. Janet also speaks to approximately 1,500…

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