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Don’t Let Your Trials Define You

Having a chronic illness can bring us down at times. Sometimes, I  am so drained, I can barely move. There are days when I am not motivated to do anything. Today is one of those days. I am trying to write this in an effort to NOT be defined by my problems. I read once that… Continue reading Don’t Let Your Trials Define You

Book Reviews · For Those in Ministry

I have been waiting for a mentoring resource like this!

I have been waiting years for a women’s mentoring resource like this. ADORNED Living out the Beauty of the Gospel Together by Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth {There are affiliate links on the page} {I received a copy of this book from the publisher for the purpose of this review} As a pastor’s wife, I have tried… Continue reading I have been waiting for a mentoring resource like this!

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5 Important Aspects of Pastoral Self-Care

I asked my son, Brian to share today about some aspects of pastoral self-care. Rev. Brian Farmer is senior pastor at Cairo First Church of the Nazarene in Cairo, GA. He has served there for over 10 years. Before that, he was heavily involved in ministry with my husband and I.  Being a pastor’s kid means… Continue reading 5 Important Aspects of Pastoral Self-Care

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The Parable of the Lost Shepherd

There once was a shepherd that loved and cared for his flock.   He worked day and night caring for his sheep. At times, he would be far from his own family because he was tending to the sheep that he loved so dearly.   He found the greenest pastures and stillest streams to refresh… Continue reading The Parable of the Lost Shepherd

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UNAPPRECIATED ~ Three Actions to Change Your Own Heart

A Bottle of Bath Wash. Who doesn’t enjoy the wonderful smell and the softness obtained from using it? But it seemed precious little payment for the hours on end that I spent learning and perfecting the wedding music chosen for this wedding and the entire weekend my husband and I gave for rehearsal, decorating, flower… Continue reading UNAPPRECIATED ~ Three Actions to Change Your Own Heart

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Great Advice for Pastors and Their Families

­ The advice most given from pastors is “Be sure to select a day for your Sabbath and keep it.” I tend to agree that taking a day of rest is good for many reasons. Sure, to avoid burnout. But I think, too, that it is the best thing you can do for your wife… Continue reading Great Advice for Pastors and Their Families

Book Reviews · For Those in Ministry

Book Review : Wounded By God’s People

We tend to think that God’s servants are protected against being wounded, but that is just not true. As a matter of fact, I would venture to say that most ministers of the Word are hurt at least once in their ministry. I so appreciate Anne for being vulnerable and opening up to us about her own… Continue reading Book Review : Wounded By God’s People

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Effective Discipleship for Teens

 This is my sister, Kandy Chimento. Years ago, she developed a wonderful discipleship program for teen girls. It was an amazing program and I have asked her to share a little about it. Kandy Chimento has been in ministry with her husband since before their marriage nearly 30 years ago.  They have been blessed to… Continue reading Effective Discipleship for Teens

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Sundays in the Park

Five Minute Friday, prompt … PARK. Every minister knows the frustration of  keeping attendance up during the summer. Preparing and offering a full service in the summer is frustrating in the least, especially on those holiday weekends. When we served as pastor and wife in Milwaukee, we started a summer tradition called Sundays in the Park.… Continue reading Sundays in the Park

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Circle of Friends

When one is in ministry,  developing true friendships can be difficult. One can be hesitant to trust people within the church to have more than a platonic relationship. I have often found it best to find close friends through groups or clubs outside of the church, a place that you aren’t “the pastor’s wife” or the… Continue reading Circle of Friends