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The Holiday Blues

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I pray you had a wonderful New Year and you are ready to begin 2017 with renewed spirits and hearts full of joy in serving our Lord of Lords and King of Kings. Are you possibly dealing with “The Holiday Blues?” Many times after we come off from an extremely busy month like December, we feel a little down and maybe blue or depressed. I want to encourage you to begin this New Year out on a different note by…

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Overcoming Sadness

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I want to share a blog from Jennifer Rothschild on a subject that we all deal with and that is “Sadness.” She shares 6 ways to help us overcome sadness so it doesn’t overcome us. Sadness can come in many ways to those of us in ministry. Sometimes it hits us in our family where other times it is in our church family and we walk with them through sad times. We must learn to deal with the sadness so…

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Advice for Young Pastors’ Wives

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Today I want to share a letter with you that one of our Advisory Team members wrote to a new pastor’s wife that was joining their ministry team at their church. I believe we can all glean something from this letter no matter how long we have been in ministry. You may also be able to use this in your own journey when you have a new pastors’ wife joining your church. Enjoy! “I rejoice with you as you prepare…

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Mid-life Crisis???

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I want to share a blog from one of our pastors’ wives here in The Confidante that I believe will speak to each of you. Does anyone know how old you have to be to have a mid-life crisis? I’m 37, so maybe that’s not what’s going on. Are their other crisises? Is that even a word? Is this a “third of a life crisis” or something? I don’t really know what to call it, but I’m finding myself so…

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Dealing with Losses

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In ministry, we as pastors’ wives often deal with the insecurity of our husbands getting fired or losing friends or family. We did a pastors’ wives panel at an event a couple of years ago and I would like to share with you one of our Advisory Team Member’s response to this question, “How do you help pastors’ wives deal with fear of losing their jobs, friends, and family all at once?” Here are some of Suzy’s thoughts: These fears…

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