Book Reviews · For Those in Ministry

Twenty Things We Would Tell Our 20-Something Selves

What would I tell my 20-something self?  Go out and grab it because life will all too soon get full and busy and the next thing you know your 20’s will be twenty years ago. I waited till I was 28 to start planning great vacations and fulfilling dreams. No sooner did I plan a… Continue reading Twenty Things We Would Tell Our 20-Something Selves

A Word of Encouragement · For Those in Ministry

Coming Alongside: Blessed to be a Blessing

I just finished reading Table Mentoring: A Simple Guide for Coming Alongside by Sue Moore Donaldson. I’ve had a desire to come alongside others for years now. (And have actually been doing it) But I really didn’t feel like I knew what I was doing. This little book gave me assurance that I was doing… Continue reading Coming Alongside: Blessed to be a Blessing

A Word of Encouragement · For Those in Ministry

Speaking ~ Our Greatest Fear

They say the greatest fear most of us have is the fear of speaking in public. I believe it’s probably true. Most people I know hate to speak in front of people. I have a friend at church that is the church board secretary, she has been for many years. She gets up and speaks quite… Continue reading Speaking ~ Our Greatest Fear

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Countdown to Christmas Programs

By now you have received all those packets in the mail filled with Christmas musicals. And you are completely overwhelmed. I don’t know the times I have said to myself, “I love this play, but there is no way our kids can pull this off.” There’s not enough talent. Not enough funds. Not enough time!… Continue reading Countdown to Christmas Programs

For Those in Ministry · My Home School Experience

Book Review & Giveaway ~ 52 Commands of Jesus For Children

  I received 52 Commands of Jesus in exchange for my honest and open review. This review comes from the viewpoint of a mom, grandmother, and a Children’s Ministry director of 25 years.   Enter to win a copy of this book at the end of this post.     52 Commands of Jesus for Children “52… Continue reading Book Review & Giveaway ~ 52 Commands of Jesus For Children

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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!

For Those in Ministry

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