Spiritual Walk

Waving Goodbye

Posted by | Balance, Loneliness, Pastors' Wives, Spiritual Walk | No Comments

By Patti Johnson One isn’t involved in the ministry life for long before you realize the harsh reality of saying goodbye to folks that you have cared for, invested in, served with and grown to love. The other reality is that sometimes you really don’t actually get to say goodbye. They just leave. You suddenly find yourself without them by your side. It’s as if you were in the middle of playing ping pong and you hit your ball and…

Read More

Remembering

Posted by | Balance, Family, Pastors' Wives, Spiritual Walk | No Comments

By Christy Kirtlan Remembering – from Exodus 6 – Moses received the Law from the Lord and relayed the information to His people through the Book of Exodus. In chapter 6, we read again how important it is to remember. 4 “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.[a] 5 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. 6 These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. 7 Impress them on your children. Talk about…

Read More

Life in this Fallen World is Wearisome

Posted by | Balance, Family, Pastors' Wives, Spiritual Walk | No Comments

One of my favorite devotionals is New Morning Mercies by Paul David Tripp. I would like to share one of last week’s devotionals with you because I believe we can all relate, and it will speak to you. Life in this fallen world is wearisome. Sometimes your marriage is just exhausting as you work to make a sinner married to a sinner coexist in love and peace. Sometimes it’s just plain tiring to be a parent, particularly on those days…

Read More
Closeup of hand holding a small yellow flower

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

Posted by | Balance, Expectations, Pastors' Wives, Spiritual Walk | No Comments

By Christy Kirtlan I’ve never been a fashionista…I know that’s hard for some of you to imagine, but it’s true. I was a tomboy as a kid and I had to live up to my brother’s standards, so I was a tough tomboy. The bad news for this tomboy was I grew up at the time when girls still had to wear dresses to school. I did it. Reluctantly. With shorts under my dress, but I did it. Because of…

Read More

The Weight of Holding a Confidence

Posted by | Expectations, Loneliness, Pastors' Wives, Spiritual Walk | No Comments

By Patti Johnson The phone rings at the home of a pastor. Besides the usual collection of calls it might be about, there is an added category that most households do not experience. It is one of a confidence that you did not know was coming. You may know the person well, or it may be only a name you are familiar with from the church attendance roles. It may even be a relative or friend of someone you do…

Read More