- "If you stay angry at your brother/sister your guilty of judgment."
- If you call someone "fool, empty headed" you are to be brought before the religious officials
- Finally, if you call someone, "moron, good for nothing", then you are guilty of hellfire!
- stopping dishonor - don't participate
- respect for others
- believing the best first
- a guarded tongue and silence in terms of one's reputation
"Don't take this so personal, she said. "This doesn't have anything to do with our friendship. It's just that our family doesn't feel that we are getting everything that we need from the church(the same church where my husband was the Senior Pastor) and we believe that God is calling us to "so and so" church down the road."(The same "so and so" church where it was HAPPENING! ) I sat before her and was stunned. I hadn't seen this coming and to be honest, I was speechless. What did she mean, "Don't take this so personal?!" I was trying to muster every bit of spiritual maturity but my emotions were betraying me and tears were welling up in my eyes. I sat before a woman who had partnered with me in women's ministry for quite some time. We had prayed together. Laughed together. Ministered to others together. We had celebrated together. Interceded for...
I am not what you would call new to ministry. As a matter of fact, I have been in ministry my whole life. As the daughter of a pastor, and now the wife of a pastor for over 37 years, I’ve seen a lot. And I’ve learned a lot. I’ve learned what to do and what not to do. Trial by fire? YES! At times. Abundant blessings? YES! All the time. I am eternally grateful for the journey God has taken me on - the highs and lows are what has shaped me into who I am right now. And God is not done with the shaping - He will refine me until the day I am with Him. God has strategically positioned my husband and me at the same church for over 27 years. My present calling is to be a mentor to the wives of our staff men. If these precious women love...