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I Feel so Inadequate

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As we are in the midst of the busiest time of the year, do you ever feel inadequate? You may be ready to just throw up your hands and quit. You may be overwhelmed with family, ministry and just life in general. Don’t quit! I want to share a testimony from one of our pastors’ wives here with The Confidante that I know will speak to your heart as it did to mine. Honestly, I have felt inadequate in nearly every…

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Refreshed. Encouraged. Purposed.

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We had our 2nd Confidante Retreat a few weeks ago and I would like to share one of the wives’ testimonies of the weekend together. Almost two years ago, we left behind every comfort of familiarity, relationships and financial security to accept a call that God had placed on us. It was only a few months into the assignment before I was feeling tired, discouraged and questioning my role as the pastor’s wife. However, last weekend I attended the Confidante…

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The Most Vulnerable Person in the Church

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As pastors’ wives we know how vulnerable our position makes us and how we have to take things in stride. A pastor’s wife recently shared a Facebook post with me from another pastor’s wife and I believe it is worth sharing. I know as you read it, you can totally relate. “No one in the church family is more vulnerable than the pastor’s wife. She is the key figure in the life of the pastor and plays the biggest role…

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9 Reasons Pastors’ Kids Stray

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As we continue our theme on PK’s this month, I would like to share an article by Chuck Lawless at Church Leaders on “9 Reasons Pastor’s Kids Stray.” Over my 20 years of teaching, I’ve talked with a lot of “PKs” who struggled at some point in their Christian walk. When I’ve asked them why they think they struggled, here are some of the reasons they’ve told me: They’re weren’t (and aren’t) perfect. Everybody knows that truth, but some church folks…

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Not This Ministry

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I would like to share a blog from another pastor’s wife that I believe will be a blessing to you. We all have in our minds when we go into ministry of how it is going to be but what do we do when God sends us somewhere we don’t really want to go?  Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me. Isaiah 6:8…

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