Twenty Amazing Truths for the New Year

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On January 1, every year, I set goals in eight areas of my life. This is not a blog about goal setting. It is about finding our value in what God has declared about us in Christ and not in our goals or potential achievements. Our true value comes from what our Creator and Redeemer says about us and not the number of goals we set/reach, achievements, awards, positions, possessions, or promotions. For years, I have wrongly seen my value…

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Are You Living in Bitterness?

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As we continue serving in ministry, I am sure there have been times when you were angry or maybe even bitter, but I pray you didn’t stay there. We all have ministry stories that have caused us a lot of pain and grief, but if we let that turn into bitterness we can’t serve the Lord with a glad heart. I want to share a blog with you today from my assistant, Christy, on this subject and pray it will…

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Pastor’s Kids, If I Knew Then What I Know Now…

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By Barnabas Piper I wouldn’t worry so much about what other people think. People’s opinions are only that—opinions. They shouldn’t dictate what I do or don’t do, especially when it comes to my lifestyle. I still struggle with this as a grown man with my own family. Once upon a time it was what kind of music I listened to or what words I used. Now it’s more like how I spend my money or raise my kids. I’ve only been…

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A Fresh Start and a Clean Heart

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I would like to share a blog from one of our pastors’ wives in our FB group with you today that I believe will bless you. When I was a little girl, the last week of December was a very busy time at our house. My mother, always a fastidious housekeeper, believed that this was the time of year that we should give our home a deep cleaning. She would say, “A new year means a fresh start.” Once the…

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For When You Want to Give in to Loneliness

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One of the many hard parts of being a pastor’s wife is dealing with loneliness. We can be surrounded by people all the time and still struggle deeply with loneliness. Many times church members don’t invite us to events for whatever reason. I once had a pastor’s wife tell me she got “uninvited” to a birthday party. This blew my mind. How do you get “uninvited” to a party? What the member told this pastor’s wife was, “I didn’t mean…

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