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When You Can’t Do It All

By:  Rebecca Holloway With the office of pastor's wife comes a list of expectations. We've all read articles on the internet or books about how to meet those expectations. But what if you CAN'T respond to those expectations? What if it becomes humanly impossible for you to serve? What if you are sidelined by a serious illness? In the past three years of my life, my ability to serve has become limited at times. Between my son Evan being born with Down's Syndrome and various health issues of my own, I have missed some Sundays. But nothing prepared me for what happened this past Christmas. After playing in a piano concert the first Sunday of Advent, I noticed I wasn't feeling well and hadn't been for most of the week. I couldn't figure it out. I wasn't congested, my ears weren't hurting, nor was I coughing. I just felt unwell. I was sweaty, achy, I had a...

In Times of Uncertainty

By:  Denise Gerst As Pastors' wives, we serve in a unique role.  The expectations placed upon us can lead us to a place of uncertainty.  There are times when we feel overwhelmed, singled out or have unrealistic expectations placed upon us.  Criticism and scrutiny can add to feelings of uncertainty.  The Prophet Jeremiah wrote in Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, sayeth the Lord, thought of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.”  God already has plans for us.  The standards and unrealistic expectations should not be our goal.  He should be our goal.  His plans and his thoughts toward us is what we should focus our attention.  All else is unworthy of our attention.  When I have become uncertain, I check my focus.  Who am I attempting to please?  What goal am I trying to reach?  What standard have I placed upon myself or...

Living Inside Out!

OH MY SOUL!!!!  I had done it again! I slipped from living in the Spirit to reacting from my soul!  You know....the soul - your mind, your will, and your emotions.  The place where you act out.   My mom used to say, "Don't be ugly."  Well, I had been "ugly".  I knew it.  I hated it.  I loathed it but there it was and there was nothing I could do to take it back. The thing was, it didn't take but a second to slip.  One momentary lapse of Spirit control and there it was. It seems that since the Lord has been speaking about returning to the "former things".  I have been tested.....tested to the very limit of my flesh and yet there is no excuse....for IF HE is the One calling to return - I must return by His way and not my own. There it is.  My will. My iron justifying will. Left...