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

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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

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Book Review: 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. 52 Commands of Jesus for Children “52 Commands” is a one-year family devotional based on the words of Jesus. Each week offers a… Continue reading Book Review: 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

Book Review: Adorned: Living Out the Beauty of the Gospel Together

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 Book Review: Adorned: Living Out the Beauty of the Gospel Together

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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

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. Here’s an idea that was a big hit for us. Sundays in the Park When we served as pastor… Continue reading Sundays in the Park

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When Circumstances Cast You Into a Horrible Pit

Circumstances beyond our control can be frequent for ministers. And what I am hearing lately is that all too often these circumstances are causing ministers to either burn-out or be asked to resign. Nan Jones has been there with her husband four times. I just finished reading her book and will be sharing my thoughts next… Continue reading When Circumstances Cast You Into a Horrible Pit