For Those in Ministry

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

A Word of Encouragement

How to Love Your Pastor All Year Long

Did Your Church Have a Special Day for Pastor in October? I’m  hoping that your church remembered your pastor during Pastor Appreciation Month. If not, I hope that you remembered to reach out to him personally. If you haven’t, it’s actually not too late. The truth is, we really should love our pastor all year… Continue reading How to Love Your Pastor All Year Long

A Word of Encouragement

5 Excellent Reasons to Attend Church

In our day, it seems Christians do not see the need to attend church. They feel they live a Christian life through their own personal relationship with themselves and God, no other authority is needed. A 1999  George Barna poll showed that 1 in 7 Christians changes their church affiliation every year and  1 in 6 float from… Continue reading 5 Excellent Reasons to Attend Church

A Word of Encouragement · For Those in Ministry

Circle of Friends – Finding Friends When in the Ministry

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 – Finding Friends When in the Ministry

Fibromyalgia · For Those in Ministry

WHAT HELP IS THERE FOR THE CARETAKER WITH HEALTH ISSUES?

Back in August, Martha Brady wrote a beautiful post about reaching the caretaker at church. Reaching the Caretaker was a perfect topic for my plan to write this 31-day challenge of a Treasure Trove of Helps for the Minister for the minister.  I asked Martha if she would write more for me and she graciously obliged. Before you… Continue reading WHAT HELP IS THERE FOR THE CARETAKER WITH HEALTH ISSUES?

For Those in Ministry

How to Be the Perfect Pastor’s Wife

Becoming a pastor’s wife is a very daunting event for some of us. I became a pastor’s wife at the age of 28. Unlike most pastors’ wives, I did not meet my husband at college while he prepared for ministry. We didn’t date and plan our lives together to become pastor and wife. I met my husband AFTER he… Continue reading How to Be the Perfect Pastor’s Wife

A Word of Encouragement

A Dozen Ways to Show Appreciation to Your Pastor

October is Pastor Appreciation Month. Having been in the ministry, I have conflicting feelings about Pastor Appreciation month. On the one hand,  it is a very good reminder to the people to take a moment and let their pastor know how much you love them. On the other hand, it can be a very depressing… Continue reading A Dozen Ways to Show Appreciation to Your Pastor