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Let Them Love You!

By:  Rebecca Holloway  
Your husband has stood beside countless bedsides as dear saints have gone home to glory. You have taken food to those who are sick or have had surgery. You have thrown countless baby showers and wedding showers. Your minister husband and you have prayed with many who have serious family needs or are burdened with life's hardships. You have sent cards and texts when someone needed encouragement. You both have cried with those who wept tears of extreme sorrow or pain.
In ministry, one of our jobs is to be present when someone in our congregation is in need. And often, we receive the blessing from it even when it's a hard situation. We know we have been right where we were supposed to be, doing exactly what God has called us to.
But...

This Thing Called Love

By: Denise Willis
As a believer in the Body of Christ, it is imperative to love as Christ loves. Too often we mistake acceptance for love, withdrawing it from those who may need it most.  We think that if we embrace them or love them, we are accepting the very thing with which we disagree. When we love as Christ loved we do so in a way that points them towards him and away from sin.
Throughout the Bible, we see examples of how Christ loved. In our day and age, our progressive society often wants our display of love to include the embracing of sin.
While Jesus was speaking to the woman at the well (something not done in those days because Samaritans and Jews did not have dealings with one another), He acknowledged her sin (by asking her to call her husband, knowing she did not have one). Though this woman was living a sinful...

Contextual Living

It was Monday, and despite how tired we were after a full weekend of ministry, we headed to Animal Kingdom to kick off our boys spring break with a bang! We knew that the week ahead would require us to be away from Michael and Ryan a lot and really wanted to spend some quality time loving on them. The weather wasn't great, mostly over cast and drizzly, but not enough to call it quits. We sauntered through the park and as we did, received some unexpected texts regarding conference accommodations for the next day, which unfortunately required our immediate attention. We continued on as my husband and I addressed separate issues on our phones, when a couple moving at a slightly faster pace skirted by, looking at us with much disapproval. As they passed, the man proceeded to say, snarkily, "Well that's great parenting!" referring to us both being on our phones at a theme...

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...

Unmet Expectations

My hope is built on nothing less...
When was the last time you clarified just where you place your hope?
I dare not trust the sweetest frame, but wholly lean on...
We know the right responses, and lyrics of this old hymn, but do we really believe what we sing? Do we examine our hearts to discipline our expectations?I was a young pastor’s wife, living in a parsonage for the very first time. Somewhere in my innermost heart was an expectation-that other minister’s wives in that local area would call to welcome me, would invite me over for coffee, would be my first friends in this new state, and welcome me into their group. I just knew that their “group” was the most coveted group of all. How I looked forward to meeting...

True Love

“There’s your act of true love - riding across the fjords like a valiant, pungent, reindeer king.” - Olaf from Frozen Ok, so maybe Olaf wasn’t exactly right about Anna’s needed act of true love, but we have to give the little snowman - who loves warm hugs credit...he knew true love required a sacrifice. We as ministers’ wives think we have this sacrifice thing down...at least I have felt that way. We sacrifice time with our husbands. We sacrifice our privacy. We sacrifice financially. We sacrifice our time in general...sacrifice... sacrifice...sacrifice. If asked why we “do we do all we do” we would honestly say because we love our church and we love God. Right? Then why does it feel less like sacrifice and more like a demand that we have very little choice over? Why do we feel used and abused much of the time in our role as ministers’ wives rather than feeling satisfied and...