This post isn’t about me. I simply have such a burden for pastor’s wives because I obviously know the load they carry. I hope this will be read with the heart in which it is written – to encourage you about how you might encourage your sister in Christ.
Are you aware that most pastors and their wives experience loneliness, isolation and discouragement during their ministry lives? The role that members play can be a huge encouragement.
I shared with you on Wednesday that a dear friend and sister in Christ, Hope Carter, passed away this week. I’ve had many people who have encouraged me over the years, and Hope would definitely be one of them! If she could speak, she could give some great lessons on how to encourage your pastor’s wife, but since she’s gone to heaven, let me share what she did for me that meant so much and impacted my life and ministry.
- Care – While we came nearly twenty years ago to our church to shepherd her, she cared for me when I was hurting,
Continue reading “Seven Ways To Encourage Your Pastor’s Wife”
Every person on the planet has a need to be encouraged. We all struggle with something – maybe it’s wondering if you’re able to do a task, if you’re making a difference for Christ, if you’re progressing in your spiritual life, or if you’re smart enough to go to college.
I have parents that have always given the gift of encouragement. I was the recipient of it again just this summer. Continue reading “We All Need It; We Should All Give It”
The week before Easter was one of those overwhelming kind of weeks. There was so much to do, so much to prepare for, so much to finish up – on top of all my normal daily routines. I felt like I needed to jump out of bed and start to work in order to accomplish it all! I wondered as perhaps you often do –
How am I supposed to get everything done and still have time in God’s Word?
That question truly drove me to my knees in prayer, because I knew there was no way that I could come up with a plan that would work. Yes, I added one more “thing to do” by stopping at my chair to read God’s Word, then drop on my knees to talk to the Lord about my busy day/week. Continue reading “How Am I Supposed To Get Everything Done?”
We all experience times when we know we’re doing what God has called us to do, but the going gets tough…really tough, and we would just as soon quit as keep trudging along on this difficult path. I have found myself there recently, but the Lord has brought me great encouragement through the familiar story of Moses and the Children of Israel as they desired to leave Egypt.
Today’s video will recount some of the hardships this humble servant Moses encountered and then how God encouraged him. These same truths can encourage you and me when we face opposition on our road of obedience.
Which truth encourages you to stay on the path and not quit?
God is at work; I won’t quit! How about you?
A couple days before all the twinkling lights were removed, the evergreen boughs were swept up off the floor, the empty cookie tins were cleaned of their crumbs, and the gifts were neatly put in their rightful spots, a picture was taken and linked to my blog showing my family in the middle of our Christmas festivities. It revealed genuinely Continue reading “When Your Holly’s Not So Jolly”
Last week we had a group of friends over after church. We sat around our fire pit watching the flames spit embers upwards and the smoke billow into the night sky. Then to get the group talking, my husband suggested we play a game called, Two Truths and a Lie. Each person has to come up with two truths about themselves that others might not know, and then throw a lie in there somewhere. We were to guess which one was the Continue reading “Four Lies You May Be Believing About Your Family”
This is just a screenshot of my favorite verse. A friend sent this to me, knowing it is my verse. Do you ever hear somebody reading a verse that is special to you, and you think to yourself,
“Wait!! That’s my verse!”
That is the way I feel when I hear someone quote or read Psalm 73:25 and 26. God gave me this verse the morning of our daughter, Ashley’s funeral, so many years ago . I learned that day that God is my portion; He is enough for me, even in the hardest times.
When I want to comfort someone else who is going through a trial, I share this verse because I know what a comfort it was to my own heart. I remind them that just as we portion out a piece of pie that is suitable for each person at our table, in a much greater sense, God gives to us the amount of grace that we need for that moment.
It is always enough.
He is always enough.
He will strengthen the very core of who you are when you turn to Him.
If you or someone you know is going through a difficult time, feel free to share my verse, or claim it as your own. 😊