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7 Prayers for Your Pastor

How do I pray for my pastor?  That was the surprising question my teacher friend got from her sixth-grade student. They were having a conversation about praying for ministry leaders during study hall at our Christian school and my friend struggled to answer the question! After all, we know we should “pray for our pastor”, […] Read more…

9 Ways to Bless Your Pastor

Looking for ways to bless your pastor? Here are nine ways you can thank and honor your pastor and all his faithful work for your congregation! Sometimes it’s easy to miss the things that your pastor is doing behind the scenes for you and for the church! As a pastor’s wife, I see what my […] Read more…

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31 Days of Praying for Your Pastor and Ministry Leaders Free Printable Calendar

Looking for prayers for your pastor or ministry leader?  I wanted to share with you a 31-day calendar with scriptures to pray over your pastor that I created to help you pray for those in ministry in your church (and other friends and family who serve this way as well!). 31 Days of Praying for […] Read more…

15 Gift Ideas for Your Pastor (That Go Beyond the Ordinary)

When it comes to showing appreciation for your pastor during October’s Pastor Appreciation Month, at Christmas, or anytime, your gift ideas may be limited to Bible commentaries and the latest bestseller. But there are lots of other fun and creative ideas that will bless your pastor (and their family as well)! I’m a pastor’s wife […] Read more…

15 Women’s Bible Studies Worth Doing in 2022

If you’re looking for Bible studies for women, you’ve come to the right place! I am so excited to share with you my favorite and what consider the best women’s studies for your small group at church. These recommendations will help your Bible study group dig into God’s word at any spiritual point in their lives. You […] Read more…

3 Ways to Help Your Pre-Teen Develop a Biblical Worldview

Many years ago, I listened to a parent say that she didn’t realize there was such thing as a “worldview”. And once she did discover that, through the teachers at her child’s private Christian school, she said she thought that was great that they were teaching the Biblical way to see the world to her kids because […] Read more…

5 Ways to Serve Others When You Have Young Children

It’s uncomfortable saying this, but for a very long time, I’ve been making excuses. Many of them, really, about a variety of things, but most specifically about ministering to others. You see, I have four small children, and my husband and I believe our kids are my main ministry. This is a worthy thing, but it […] Read more…

The One Thing Another Mom Needs From You, Right Now

I am a spectator, watching the battle take place. I am a fighter, allowing myself to get pulled into the fray. I am a part of the mommy wars. You are too. There is a part of me that wants to believe the so-called “mommy wars” are made up by those too highly sensitive to take criticism. And […] Read more…

5 ways to raise mission minded kids

5 Ways to Raise Mission Minded Kids

“Mom, can I go on a missions trip?” This question came from my 10 year old son after hearing a presentation in church from some congregation members who had been in the Czech Republic for two weeks. After hearing about how they taught VBS and participated in service projects, he was very eager to hop on the […] Read more…

How to Unspoil Your Kids at Christmas

When I was 9 years old, I got something I really wanted for Christmas: a fancy version of an Etch-a-Sketch.  For all intents and purposes, I should have been happy. But instead, I burst into tears after opening all my presents and feeling like I didn’t have “enough”. Looking back, I obviously realize that this […] Read more…

To the wife who didn't want to be married to a pastor - three things I've learned in 8 years of ministry as a pastor's wife

To the Wife Who Didn’t Want to be Married to a Pastor

I am often asked, “did you ever think you’d be a pastor’s wife?” I’m still not exactly sure why people pose that question–I’m pretty sure people don’t ask my mother “did you ever think you’d be a mechanic’s wife?” Thankfully, I have an easy out for said question. The denomination I grew up in had […] Read more…

Hope for the Mom Who Has Had an Abortion

Welcome to 31 Days of Hope for Moms! To see all the posts in the series, click here! Today’s post is a powerful testimony from my dear friend Sarah at My Joy-Filled Life. She is a mother, like many others, who has gone through an abortion. Here is her redemption story. Half of pregnancies among American […] Read more…

5 Ideas for Serving Others Even with Small Children at Home

It’s uncomfortable saying this, but for a very long time, I’ve been making excuses. Many of them, really, about a variety of things, but most specifically about ministering to others. You see, I have four small children, and my husband and I believe our kids are my main ministry. This is a worthy thing, but it […] Read more…

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