Monthly Archives: January 2014

What’s the Secret?

My husband and I took a short trip this past weekend to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Yes, we got married in January…in Kentucky. Yes, it was cold and snowy then too. I’ve often said, as that cold grey day approaches each year, that this is why people get married in June! Anyway, we picked an […]

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“Relationship” really is the difference maker…

Building relationships with others doesn’t happen overnight.  In fact, it is an investment one intentionally makes. My church started a thing called the “Cross Connection” soup kitchen about a year and half ago.  We feed nearly 500 people on a Friday night once a month.  We have volunteers primarily from our church that come and […]

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What Is My Pastor’s Wife Thinking?

Have you ever wondered what your pastor’s wife was thinking?  (Sometimes, even she does! Lol)  Seriously, have you wanted to get to know her; to understand her mind and heart?  Years of ministry, and being a church member prior to, have taught me that each minister’s wife is unique.  She is gifted in different ways […]

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Obedience by Jewell Lukat, guest blogger

“Then Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, with all the remnant of the people, obeyed the voice ofthe Lord their God, and the words of Haggai the prophet, as the Lord their God had sent him; and the people feared the presence ofthe Lord.” Haggai 1:12  (NKJV) Obey […]

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Ever Wish You Were Invisible?

Ever wish you were invisible? Sometimes it’s difficult being a pastor’s wife in a small town. A couple weeks ago I was in our local Wal-mart shopping for…umm…underclothes. I was standing in the “unmentionables” section trying to decide between a racerback (isn’t that a college mascot?) and a balconette (possibly the little porch on the […]

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Delta Flight #2161… Seats19A, 19B, & 19C

I sat down to occupy 19C for my flight from Atlanta up to Philadelphia.  An ordinary day I would say until my seatmates arrived one at a time sitting down in 19B then 19A.  We all wiggled into place and searched for seatbelts among our full figured bundled winter bodies. I had already began to […]

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The Living Water

John 4:13-14 Jesus replied, “Anyone who drinks this water will soon become thirsty again. But those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again. It becomes a fresh, bubbling spring within them, giving them eternal life. It was noon, the other women drew their water in the morning and evening, she knew […]

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The Importance of Community

This past weekend, my husband and I had the blessing of attending our first Sunday school retreat.  We’ve been in full time ministry for eleven years, and this was the first time a group of people set out to spend time together in the Word in such a way.  I am not knocking any of […]

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It Might Be Time to Stop Praying

Yes, that’s right, stop praying!  Before you get a bee in your bonnet, stay with me.  I have been going through a 4-week study with my Sunday school class called, “Taking Responsibility for Your Life” by Andy Stanley.  Week three was entitled, “this is no time to pray”.  Some things we simply do not need […]

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Let It Go

Don’t let them in, don’t let them see. Be the good girl you always have to be. Conceal don’t feel, don’t let them know. Ever heard that song (or something like it) running through your head? I call it the Minister’s Wife Mantra. Hiding our true selves in order to be the good ladies we […]

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