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Finish well

Written by:  Michelle Muncy I have finished the work which You have given Me to do. John 17:4b NKJV It's happening again. If you are a pastor's wife, I'm sure you have been there. The moment you realize the Lord is calling you away from your current ministry on to something new. Rob laughs at me because I begin to save boxes months before we ever know we are moving. Closets start to get cleaned out and I just 'know'. I guess the Lord realizes I need more time than Rob to adjust. The problem with moving is saying goodbye: to ministries, to loved ones, to dreams that never will be. It is bittersweet because you know the Lord is moving you for a purpose but it is still so hard so say goodbye. Of course, there are also those ministries we can't wait to leave. The ministry that is so painful but the Lord has yet...

Confessions of a PK!

By: Christi Watson Until I was a preteen, I ate up every part of being a pastor’s kid.  In my eyes, my Dad knew everything about God and everyone loved my Dad.  Being a pastor’s kid afforded me opportunities to do things like have lunch with my favorite musicians. Doors were opened for me to do what I loved to do, SING! Then there was the “J” incident.  I will call him J to protect his identity.  I was on the cusp of middle school when my Dad decided to take a very public stance from the pulpit against a store in our small Texas town that was actively promoting pornography.  J’s father had been very strategic in bringing this business to our town.  Day after day this boy would mock me on the playground because of my Dad.  I remember feeling ashamed and then increasingly angry.  One day, backed by the full force of my...

Yet I Will Rejoice in the Lord!

Week 1, Weekend Leighann McCoy Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior. The Sovereign Lord is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to go on the heights. Habakkuk 3:17-19 Infertility is a difficult pain. Unlike the grief that follows death, with infertility there is only a shadow in which to grieve. Infertility suffers the grief of a life that could be rather than a life that was. I was infertile before God blessed me with three amazing children. And although my “answered prayers” are approaching their college years I still feel the swelling of a lump in my throat...

When the Oceans Rise

Week 1, Friday

Leighann McCoy

Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? . . . Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God. Psalm 42:5,11

Yesterday I went on an adventure with my daughter Mikel, her friend Kimberly, and a boatload of friends we are visiting in the Bahamas. Mikel graduated from high school last Saturday and we came to Spanish Wells, Bahamas, for her senior trip. Our adventure started at 6 a.m. when we pulled away from the dock in our overloaded boat to head to what our friends called “the keys.” Two hours later we were in the deep blue sea trolling for dolphin (not the kind you swim with but the blue-green kind you eat).

Before we finished fishing a squall surrounded us on all sides. We had no choice but to head home right through...

The Powerful Hope in Peace

Week 1, Thursday

Leighann McCoy

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:4-7

I had my own brush with cancer this year. Ironically enough it was the same cancer that killed my sweet friend Jenny. On March 1 I was diagnosed with colon cancer. You would have to know me to appreciate how surprised we were to receive the diagnosis. Just suffice it to say that my teenage children made this comment when they were adjusting to the news: “Mom, it must be all that healthy food you’re always feeding us!”

If you’ve ever heard the words,...

What About Jenny?

Week 1, Wednesday

Leighann McCoy

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13

I’ll never forget when Jenny told me she had cancer. She’d recently discovered she was pregnant with her fourth child and her doctor wanted her to terminate the pregnancy so that they could aggressively treat the cancer. But Jenny and Joshua told their doctor that was not an option. She explained, “We’ll do what we can while I carry this child.”

I was impressed by Jenny’s courage and applauded her mother’s heart. As her fight with cancer began I asked God to give me a word I could pray over her. I do that when I’m given big prayer assignments. I get so emotionally engaged in the situations that I don’t trust my petitions...

Hope That Soars

Week 1, Tuesday Leighann McCoy He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:29-31 These are perhaps my favorite verses in the Bible. What a great promise! I love these verses because I qualify as a recipient of their promise. I am weary and I am weak. I stumble and I fall. But according to this powerful truth I don’t have to live in perpetual fatigue. I can choose to soar. God promises to renew my strength when I put my hope in Him. Isaiah used eagles to illustrate the strength that comes to those who place their hope in Him. We have eagles that live in...

Hope Does Not Disappoint

Week 1, Monday Leighann McCoy Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us. Romans 5:1-5 (emphasis added) I experienced a stroke of insanity a few years ago when I practically begged Rose to invite me to speak at her widow’s conference. What was I thinking? I’m not a widow, and I never hope to be one. As the day drew near for the widow’s conference, the more ill equipped I felt. On...

The Satisfaction of Joy

Week 49, Tuesday Anne Wright You will make known to me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; in Your right hand there are pleasures forever. Psalm 16:11 (nasb) I love being around people who enjoy life. These people can be labeled as the life of the party, the sparkle in the room, or a bubbly personality. The type of person I am describing is said to know how to have fun. But I’ve come to realize that there is a marked difference between fun and joy. The dictionary defines fun as entertainment or amusement. This would lead us to believe that we could have fun if we try hard enough, are creative enough, and have enough money and resources to maintain our desire to be entertained. But we all know that even the most amusing entertainment eventually gets old. It runs its course, becomes outdated, and needs to be traded in for...

God Doesn’t Change

Week 49, Monday Anne Wright I am the Lord, and I do not change. Malachi 3:6 (nlt) Change happens to everyone! It is so easy, when unexpected change occurs, to think you are the only one who has experienced it. But the fact is, change is universal. There are simple changes that are intentional such as changing your hair color, wall color, or style of clothes. There are the more complicated changes of a career move or change of address, which can affect the whole family. Some changes are joyful, such as a wedding or a birth. Other changes are of a more traumatic nature, like illness or death. Many people thrive on change, feeling static or bored when things remain the same. Others balk at change, preferring the ritual and routine of predictability. But regardless of your feelings about change, it can’t be avoided. But as inevitable as change is, there is one thing that remains a constant...