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Generational Differences

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In ministry we have to deal with multi-generations and sometimes that is not easy. If we are dealing with a generation older or younger than ourselves, it can come with its challenges. But every generation has a need for relationships and we must remember that. A pastor’s wife friend of mine recently wrote a blog dealing with this and I would like to share it with you today. I spend time talking with people of all ages, and lately have…

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Whispers in the Waiting

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Mother’s Day is coming up and while it is a joyful time for most, it can be a painful time for others. I would like to share a blog with you today from a pastor’s wife that I believe will be a blessing to you. Another negative pregnancy test. After two and a half years of hoping and praying for a precious baby, I have lost count of how many tests I have taken. Sometimes I irrationally wonder to myself…

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When the Church Gets Messy, What Happens to the Pastor’s Marriage?

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By Tatyana Claytor When I was pregnant with my first child, my husband and I packed up our belongings, quit our jobs and moved across the country to go to seminary. We felt the call of God on our lives and wanted to serve Him in ministry, whether here or overseas. Our hearts were eager with the prospect of seeing God at work. After a year, we were lucky to find an assignment for my husband, Tracy, as a youth pastor….

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First Counseling Session

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If you have missed reading the past three weeks of email/blogs, I would encourage you to go back and read Eric’s Story. We have dedicated four weeks to this story because we feel it is so important to share. Eric’s wife, Krissie, has been very bold and brave to share his story and we needed to share it as well. Today Krissie shares about her first counseling appointment 14 days after Eric’s tragic death. Today I met with my counselor….

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Just Things

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As we continue the journey of Eric’s Story, today Krissie shares with us about her husband’s motto, “It’s just things.” I began sorting through my husband’s things today. I can honestly say that every day is hard. One day doesn’t trump the other. Every day has its extremely difficult moments mixed in with the beautiful moments of laughter as we remember him. As I was sorting through his belongings I began making piles: what would he want me to keep…

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