Fibromyalgia

Dear Friends, from Bettie G

1 – The Daily Life of a Fibro Warrior As promised, here is the first letter written by one of my dear fibro friends, Bettie Gilbert. I am sharing these letters to help you better understand what fibromyalgia is doing to us. I met Bettie through blogging. We were both writing about our chronic pain and we… Continue reading Dear Friends, from Bettie G

Fibromyalgia · fmf

Letter from Mandy – First Signs of Fibro

Letters to Friends #2 – First Signs of Fibro Dear Sis, Thanks for checking on me the other day. You asked about my first signs of Fibro. As you know, I had disembarkment disorder after our cruise to the Bahamas in February 2011 (which has never gone away), follow by neck pain and then I was… Continue reading Letter from Mandy – First Signs of Fibro

A Word of Encouragement · fmf

When You Don’t Get What You Expect

  This week’s Five Minute Friday   prompt is: EXPECT Setting my timer for five minutes, and … GO.         Have you ever tried to say something nice and it came out different than you expect? I have lost count of the times I have done it. I call it, “Foot-in-Mouth” disease. Yep!… Continue reading When You Don’t Get What You Expect

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!

Book Reviews

Book Review : The Tiniest Tree

The Tiniest Tree by Ann Banco Reade I met Ann Reade when I moved into her community last fall. She has a huge heart for any creature, animal or human, that is less privileged or struggling in life. Her writings take you right to the soul of her passion. In her first book, The Tiniest… Continue reading Book Review : The Tiniest Tree

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

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