Husbands Love Your Wives by Affirming Them Publicly

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By Josh Weidmann The Bible makes it clear: Husbands, Love Your Wives So on Sunday, I took a pause from preaching to love my wife publicly. In front of our whole church, I chose to publicly affirm my wife. I rarely use the pulpit to make personal announcements. I believe that when I am on stage to preach God’s Word, I need to do just that and make it as little about me as possible. However, there are those moments in my life and…

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Developing a Thick Skin While Keeping a Soft Heart

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Last week I shared with you that me and my husband married at a very young age and went right into ministry. You don’t have to be in ministry very long to realize as a pastor’s wife you must become very “thick skinned.” This is no April’s Fool joke, it is reality! I would like to share some of our ministry journey with you today and pray it will encourage you to know that no matter what you are going…

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4 Thoughts for the Busy Pastor

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By Dave Barringer These three words stopped me in my tracks yesterday and broke my heart. While on my way to a highly packed and anticipated schedule, the most unexpected moment happened. When I’m in certain a part of our state, I try to frequent a very unique store. Every item sold has a story and a mission. For example, I’ll buy a bracelets hand-made by women who’ve been rescued from human trafficking and the money goes to help the…

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Will This Marriage Last?

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Being 18 and in love seems so young, and it was! But at 18 and 10 months of age, I married my best friend who was only 21 years of age at the time. Many said this marriage would never last, but here we are almost 42 years later and we are not only still happily married, but have enjoyed serving in ministry together our entire marriage. I surrendered to full-time ministry when I was 14 years of age while…

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Our Identity Is Not in Their Performance

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By Mike Leake Transforming Grace by Jerry Bridges was one of the most life-changing books I’ve read. Paragraphs like this one brought me so much freedom: “Living by grace instead of by works means you are free from the performance treadmill. It means God has already given you an “A” when you deserved an “F.” He has already given you a full day’s pay even though you may have worked for only one hour. It means you don’t have to perform…

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