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Lesson from the Fishbowl

By: Donna Avant Recently my husband, John, purchased a fish and a fishbowl to use in a sermon illustration.  His plan was to give away the fish and the fishbowl the next week.  However, he grew fond of the fish and, oddly, I have also.  He confessed last week to our entire congregation that he has found himself on occasion talking to the fish he has now named, D.O.C. (Disciple of Christ)!  I promise you that John has not lost his mind.   The truth is this little black beta fish has reminded us both of some very valuable lessons we have learned over 38 years of being in the ministry. The transparency of the fishbowl is crucial.    Upon becoming a pastor’s wives 38 years ago, I was told that fishbowl life was terrible.  Everyone would be watching me; everyone examining my every move.   Yet, what I have discovered is that living in a fishbowl is actually...

I’m a PK!

 
       Tracy Osborne
If everyone reading this was asked to finish the sentence, "I wish I had a dollar for each time I...", we would have as many different answers as readers. Currently I would probably answer something like, "...picked something up off the floor". Earlier in my life, however, it would have been, "I wish I had a dollar for each time I was asked what it was like to be a minister's daughter".   What I really wanted to respond with was, "Well, what's it like to be a bus driver's daughter?", or whatever the case may be. That probably sounds pretty cheeky, but hopefully it provides insight into the frustration some minister's kids feel while sensing they are unusual and on display. Diane Nix, the incredibly gifted lady who founded this website and continues to oversee...