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The Excruciatingly Painful and Important Work of Mentoring

The other day, I was reading through a devotional that was talking about mentors. As I pondered the women in my life who have poured into me, I was reminded of how blessed I have been to have so many wonderful examples. In each stage of my life, God has blessed me with women who have pointed me to Jesus. […]

Big Church vs. Small Church~ Which is Better?

Recently, a prominent pastor of a mega church in Atlanta, GA came under some heat for statements made in a sermon. He shared that parents who take their kids to a small church (which he considers to be 200 or less) are selfish, because they are not giving their kids an opportunity to love church. He has since apologized for […]

On Being the Wife of the Pastor

There are so many things that I love about being a pastor’s wife. The way our church has become family. Seeing the way others love my kids (even when they are particularly difficult). Hearing my husband preach. The opportunity to rejoice when someone grows in their relationship with Christ. Being a part of premarital counseling and then celebrating the union […]

Why are the Pastor’s Kids so Naughty?

I grew up as a pastor’s kid and now I am the mother of three pastor’s kids.  I have heard this question asked too many times to count. Yesterday, my 9 year old daughter spent the entire time in children’s church crying in the corner.  Why?  She wanted to be with me.  What?!!!! Then I came home and read a […]

When you are on the wrong side of the church clique

I have been the new girl too many times to count.  I was a pastor’s daughter and now I am a pastor’s wife and as a result, I have lived in many different places. Although I am generally an outgoing and friendly person, the awkwardness of making new friends doesn’t really change.  Making new friends requires vulnerability, a willingness to […]