Expectations

Someone Please Pray for Me

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By Patti Johnson I remember the afternoon over 20 years ago like it was just yesterday. Our extended family had gathered at our house for a family dinner. While most of us were in the kitchen catching up and preparing for the meal we would share, the youngest of our three children was in the living room on the couch. We noticed she had been quieter than her usual energy-filled 4-year-old self but had not determined any more than that….

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A Safe Place

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I would like to share a blog today written by a pastor’s wife that I believe will bless you and give you hope. We recently went through a family crisis. It’s the kind of crisis you don’t want everyone (or really anyone) to know about, but especially your church, if your husband is the pastor there. As bad as I wanted to contact some people in our church and share my heavy burden with them, I couldn’t. There was just…

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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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The Hurts and Struggles of a Pastor’s Wife

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I want to share a blog written by one of our pastors’ wives here at CfP and pray it will bless you. I know a pastor’s wife who went “all in.” She told God, “No matter what you ask me to do, I’ll do it. No matter where you ask me to go, I’ll go.” Her joyful, willing obedience was tested, and she did not pass the test. Guilt and regret set in and her prayers changed. She changed. She…

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