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I’m Not Cut Out for This!

By:  Jodi Aiken
"Now that my husband is a Pastor do I need to lengthen my skirts?" This question was one of many I had as we entered the ministry. I felt so inadequate to be the wife of a Pastor. I viewed Pastor's wives as having it all together, well versed in the Word, and strong. I was none of those things. As questions, concerns, and fears consumed my mind, I felt defeat was no longer knocking at my door but in the house. In my desperate state, I called out to a friend that happened to be a youth Pastor's wife. I secretly hoped that she could give me a list of dos and don'ts and shape me into what I needed to become. As we sat across the table from one another at a local restaurant, I began blurting out all my jumbled-up thoughts and questions. They went something like this: I never dreamed in a...

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...

Where We Don’t Trust Him

When I was in high school, I worked afternoons and weekends at the public library. I shelved books, made sure the books were in order on the shelves according to good ole Dewey Decimal and helped patrons find books. It was a really great job for me because I am addicted to books. I enjoy putting things in order and I like helping others find great books to read. There was one problem in this wonderful job that tainted the entire time I worked there. One of the adult ladies that worked at the library felt it was her job to help us learn to do our job well. She took it upon herself to “double-check” ALL of our work. If we missed something, we heard about it. If we had assigned...

Humility Amidst Conflict

In this world we will find trouble... (John 16:33) Such encouraging words aren’t they? Ha!

Actually the words right before this phrase are even better...
I say this to you so that you will have peace. What??!! Not sure about you, but neither of these phrases brings me much comfort. Most of the time when I am in the middle of trouble, peace is not the first, second, third, or forth emotion that comes flying up from the depths of my heart. So, why did Jesus tell his disciples and now through this scripture tell us that we can have peace? Let’s think about the facts. Jesus doesn’t lie. He says we can have peace in the midst of trouble....so why do we not feel peace? Maybe because the Truth we know in our head is not the same truth we hold in our soul. We need to do some soul searching to determine the lie our soul is believing...