Balance

The Unexpected

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Life as a pastor’s wife is so hard and especially when we find ourselves in situations that we know we are going to be judged on. I want to share a blog written by a pastor’s wife who has found herself in that tough situation. Last week I was able to minister to a friend whose daughter is pregnant and not married. My advice was pretty simple, “Show grace and unconditional love to Savannah. She needs you now more than…

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God Uses His Creation for His Purposes

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By Christy Kirtlan Life gets so busy as a wife, mom, church leader, daughter, sister, aunt…. that we often forget to slow down and let God. He will use whatever He chooses, you know. When I was a young girl, my brother taught me to fish in a small pond across the street from our house. My parents started camping on weekends along the Muskingham River near Zanesville, Ohio where I spent hours fishing. We spent a lot of hours,…

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Trust Me

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I have a question for you today. How hard is it for even a pastor’s wife to trust God? My answer is, “Just as hard as it is for any other Christian.” There are times it is easy to trust and other times when we are going through “stuff” it may be hard to trust. I would like to share a devotional from Jesus Calling that talks about this subject and pray it will be a blessing to you. If…

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Servanthood: The Other Side of the Railing

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By Patti Johnson It is often said that being a servant is not too bad until…you get treated as one.” Much has been written about servanthood in ministry life. Much of it sounds good and noble and just what we strive to be. Then reality hits and you are suddenly treated as a servant. An underling.  A “not quite good enough, important enough, cool enough, outside looking in” servant. But we know in our “heart of ministry heart” that it…

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Changes in Attitude

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Life is full of changes! Sometimes we embrace the change and sometimes we fight it. I want to share a blog with you today about changes in attitude and this pastor’s wife hits the nail on the head. Changes in Attitude…There’s a Jimmy Buffett song about changes and the chorus goes like this: These changes in latitudes, changes in attitudes, Nothing remains quite the same. Through all of the islands and all of the highlands, if we couldn’t laugh, we…

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