Balance

The Prepared Meal and No One Shows

Posted by | Balance, Loneliness, Pastors' Wives, Spiritual Walk | One Comment

Ministry is tough on the best of days! But this year has been extremely tough on pastors and their families. Recently a friend of mine, who is a pastor’s wife, wrote a blog about how hard it is on pastors when they prepare all week for Sunday and only a few show up. She did an awesome job in writing her story. There was once a lady that lived on a farm and was very poor. She had little to…

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Your Pastor Needs Your Help

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I want to share a blog written by a pastor’s wife who has lived this story. I know many of you could have written it as well, but I pray it will be an encouragement to you and that you can share it with some of your church members to help them see how they should treat their pastor. He was a struggling pastor, discouraged and financially strapped. He spent most of his days in the Word of God, studying…

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What Is Required of Me: What God Says (Part 2)

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By Patti Johnson I shared part one of this blog with you last week and would like to finish the thoughts this week. Once you know what God requires of us to live the life obedient to His instruction, what does it look like as we attempt to carry it out? When I need to know how to do something like this, I have a habit of going to someone that has walked life in the shoes I now wear…

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An Open Letter From a Pastor’s Kid

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Working with pastors’ kids has been an enlightening experience. I grew up a PK and am still one to this day. When I entered into this ministry position at Care for Pastors, I thought I could relate to all (if not most) PK’s. I have since learned that I relate in many ways, but also can’t comprehend what some may feel and experience. One thing is certain: I learn from every PK I speak to. Each has a voice and…

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What Is Required of Me: What God Says (Part 1)

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By Patti Johnson If you Google “What does a pastor’s wife do?” You get 114,000,000 results in 0.65 seconds. Ask “What does it mean to serve in ministry?” You get 327,000,000 results in 0.76 seconds. Do you have that much time to read all of those results? I sure don’t. Especially in this time as we all try to determine how we fit into this “new normal” that is coming upon us, we need an anchor of confidence and surety as we…

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