Pastors’ Wives

Waving Goodbye

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By Patti Johnson One isn’t involved in the ministry life for long before you realize the harsh reality of saying goodbye to folks that you have cared for, invested in, served with and grown to love. The other reality is that sometimes you really don’t actually get to say goodbye. They just leave. You suddenly find yourself without them by your side. It’s as if you were in the middle of playing ping pong and you hit your ball and…

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Passion Pursuit

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By Christy Kirtlan Years ago, I was a co-teacher with our youth minister leading the teens through True Love Waits, a purity movement. Of course, we split the girls from the boys, and I spent a lot of time over several weeks counseling the girls on the benefits of sexual purity and the value of the marriage relationship God intended.  Fast forward and some of those girls came to me as young married women and said to me, “You did…

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Remembering

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By Christy Kirtlan Remembering – from Exodus 6 – Moses received the Law from the Lord and relayed the information to His people through the Book of Exodus. In chapter 6, we read again how important it is to remember. 4 “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.[a] 5 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. 6 These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. 7 Impress them on your children. Talk about…

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Life in this Fallen World is Wearisome

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One of my favorite devotionals is New Morning Mercies by Paul David Tripp. I would like to share one of last week’s devotionals with you because I believe we can all relate, and it will speak to you. Life in this fallen world is wearisome. Sometimes your marriage is just exhausting as you work to make a sinner married to a sinner coexist in love and peace. Sometimes it’s just plain tiring to be a parent, particularly on those days…

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People Pleasing

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By Christy Watson Have you ever gotten the feeling that someone just does not like you? I know I have. One of my kid’s teachers made it very clear to me (and even to others) that she did not like me. Why, I do not know. Did it bother me? Oh my goodness, yes, it did. Did I try to win her over? I did. Did it work? No, it didn’t. That was many years ago and since then I…

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