the waiting period

The Waiting Period

“God, why?” That is the question a lot of people in ministry can find themselves asking often. Sometimes we wonder why God has called us to ministry in the first …

The Job of a Pastor's Wife

The Job of a Pastor’s Wife

About twenty years ago, I married a man who happened to be a full-time pastor. I didn’t think much at the time about being a “pastor’s wife,” but as the …

Without Fathers

I have been reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and I am persuaded, now lives in you also. – …

reconsidering our expectation

Reconsidering our expectation

I was reading Jeremiah and was struck by what God speaks to him. Specifically, that Jeremiah was called before he was born to be a prophet and that he should …

Encouraging Fathers

If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who …

seeing fruit

The Gift of Seeing Fruit

Galatians 6:9 “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.” One of my favorite things about …

travel

To travel and see the world

I know travel is not an opportunity given to everyone in ministry. This is the beauty of living overseas in ministry. The whole earth is the heart of God, not …

Including Fathers

Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. – Ephesians 6:4, NIV As a kid, I quickly learned to defer …