Appreciating our Days: A Journey Through COVID-19

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By Patti Johnson “Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” Psalm 90:12 The week after our church board made the decision to postpone in person services in the middle of March because of the rising concern of the COVID-19 virus in our community, my husband as the pastor of the church said to me, “I wish I had one more week in person with our church to prepare them for what is to…

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Better Together

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We recently had our 4th Confidante Retreat this year titled “Better Together.” I would like to share a testimony from one of the wives who attended for the first time. I am a newbie to this Pastor’s Wife thing. We recently celebrated our first year.  As if simply becoming a PW wasn’t fearful and intimidating enough, along comes 2020. When I saw the advertisement for the “Better Together” Retreat, I thought it would be an experience to help me meet…

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Patience: The Way to Do Ministry

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By Mike Osbourne Christian ministry is hard. There are struggles, temptations, and challenges that are unique to pastors, missionaries, and other Christian workers. And we must respond to these situations in a godly way or else they will be our ruin. One of the unique temptations we face, especially in these days when technology is ubiquitous, is impatience. We expect too much of ourselves. We want to be holy and obedient and loving and kind and skilled and pure…right now….

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Warriors Advance

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By Anita Wallace Good Morning Sweet Friends. Today’s word of encouragement is “Advance”! “With your help I can advance against a troop; with my God I can scale a wall.”  (2 Samuel 22:30) My husband has preached and pastored for more than twenty years. In addition, he has planned a number of men’s weekend events. I used to laugh because he calls them an “advance”. He says, “If you women want to ‘retreat’, then go ahead. But warriors ADVANCE.” When…

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Dear Pastor, Please Don’t Quit On Us Now

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By D. Scott Hildreth The statistics are horrifying and the stories gut wrenching. If something doesn’t change, the American church will face unprecedented challenges in the next year and many local congregations will not survive. What’s the tragedy? The growing realization that a significant percentage of pastors are considering leaving their churches. In July, Chuck Lawless sounded a warning in his post 6 Reasons Why Some Pastors May Resign Soon After the COVID Crisis. Others picked up on this theme. On…

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