Laid Bare

I've been apart of church meetings before; countless times actually.  I've been apart of a community of believers all of my life.  None of the meetings were harsh, conducted cruelly, or any other horror story you might have heard. When I was old enough to understand what was being discussed, I was always uncomfortable when …

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Dear Pastor’s Wife: You Don’t Have to Carry the Church

After some serious grooming by my parents, sometime in the 8th grade, I discovered I am wired for order. I like systems. I like processes. Fast forward to the present, that looks like a person who jumps in to help when something goes awry.  At least that is how it presents in me. However, I …

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Did I Mention I Hate Being A Pastor’s Wife?

Of course, the title of this post is rhetorical.  I've answered it SEVERAL times in this blog. Just search the archives and you will see.    Let me clarify so assumptions are not made. I love my husband who is a Pastor.  I love being his wife. I HATE being a Pastor's wife.  How is …

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He Leads, I Buck

My mom is in a Bible Study and sent me an excerpt from the study they are doing.  It said, "The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall want my own way.  He will make me lie down in green pastures, but I will keep getting up and wondering off to eat dead grass. He'll pull …

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Beer Lahai Roi

Our Sunday service begins at 11:30AM.  Baby Grace's nap usually starts around 11:30AM.  Because Baby Grace is so alert, getting from her from the car into church does not happen without her waking up.  She will then stay awake until after we get back in the car after service is over. It is COMPLETELY off …

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The Priesthood: Modern Day Levite

Years ago, a friend of ours, stopped us on our way out of the church parking lot.  We were previously discussing my husband's increasing role at our place of worship. I said something like "I am a slouch because I don't do much of anything compared to him." It was then, our friend said, "I …

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Not Everyone’s Cup Of Tea

It was the end of service.  I was making my round of greeting people and chit-chat. I purposefully went over to one woman first. We both had babies. We were both familiar to being married to church leadership.  I was thinking, 'this is a match made in heaven', a face I can look forward to …

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