A Peek Inside the Parsonage

Every child at some time or other begins to think about what they’d like to be when they grow up.  My dream was a nurse.  I cannot say I ever imagined my life as a pastor’s wife.  I didn’t go out looking for a preacher boy to marry – that was all God’s doings.  It’s was God’s plan for me to then become a pastor’s wife, and I am so thankful. 

I walked into my role having no idea what to expect, except from the role models I had seen growing up.  In the more than 30 years in this position, I can honestly say it’s produced more blessings than I ever imagined!  It has also produced more sorrows than I knew would be a part of ministry.  It was simply because I didn’t understand.  If you don’t live in a parsonage, perhaps you don’t understand either.  Can I share a blog post with you that may enlighten you to what it looks like from inside my windows?  A woman from our church posted this on my Facebook wall recently.  It’s written by a pastor’s wife, and it is a great picture of my world.  I love it if you’d go here and read her insight into 20 Things Every Pastor’s Wife Wants You To Know About Her.  It is very well written, and it very well describes my life and heart. 

Will you come back and share on thing that was an eye-opener for you?

P.S. WooHoo! I see that the number of people “following” my blog has increased in the last couple of days! That encourages my heart. When I sit here at the computer each day and type what the Lord puts on my heart, then hit “Publish,” I never know who may read – or truth be known, if anyone will even care to read what I’ve written. So it’s encouraging to see growth in those that stop in each day. I appreciate each one of you!

3 thoughts on “A Peek Inside the Parsonage

  1. It is part of my morning routine to read your blog. It is like you come to visit me every morning with words of wisdom. I miss it on the rare occasion when you don't get to post. Love you!!


  2. Denise, thank you so much for sharing my article. I continue to pray that it will bless many.
    Yes, being a pastor's wife bring many unexpected joys and trials. I'm so thankful for grace or I'm sure most of us would have given up at times. 🙂
    God bless you!


  3. Angie,
    As busy as you are as a stay-at-home mom, I consider it a great honor that you would use time in the morning to stop by my blog. It is my prayer to honor the Lord and refresh your heart when you read! Love you, too!

    I'm so grateful for your transparency in your article. What a blessing, all of His grace!


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