Author Archives: Becky Daye

Reciprocity in Relationships and Lopsided Ministry

The best relationships are a bit like a see-saw on a playground. They are reciprocal; returning love for kindness shown, empathizing in times of trouble, and carrying each other’s burdens. At times, one friend might be stronger than the other and that strength will be shared in order to help their friend. But this will often flip-flop and the weaker […]

Miscarriage and Ministry

One of my most difficult days in ministry was when my husband preached soon after I miscarried our first baby. He was a youth pastor at the time and we had only been married for three years. At that point in our lives, he didn’t preach very often, but God had already preordained that time and that day. And so, […]

Work Hard

We had a work day at church today, and as we arrived there were many cars in the parking lot. It made me smile. Several years ago, while we were serving in a different ministry, a church work day was planned by the leadership. As the day approached, my husband found out that the leaders in charge of the day […]

Pray, Pray, Pray!

My husband and I had the opportunity to share a meal with some members of our congregation recently. We had a lovely time, especially when our hostess shared her prayer binder with me. This prayer warrior has been praying with prayer partners every morning for the past 30 years. Yes, you heard me right. Every morning for the past 3 […]

Submitting to the Sculptor

On the first day of school last year, I gave each one of my children a ziploc bag with playdough inside. At first, they were not sure what to think. The playdough was colorless and unimpressive, but I encouraged them to start squeezing the dough while it was still in the bag. As they did this, they began to grow […]