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The Balancing Act

As a child one of my favorite board games was “Don’t Tip the Waiter.” There was a swinging cardboard waiter carrying a tray high above his head, and all the players would take turns piling various items of food on the tray, stacking and balancing it all just right so that they didn’t “tip the […]

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Help! I’m Almost 40 and Still the Youngest Lady in My Church!

I cannot believe that I just described myself as “almost 40? just to get you to read today’s blog!  This statement was actually made by a PW friend of mine and she asked me to write my thoughts on the subject. (And for the record I am a very young 37!) As a new Pastor’s […]

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Benefit of the Doubt

The other day I had to write an e-mail to someone that contained a hard message. I was worried that they would take offense or that they would not hear my heart. As I finished the message I read through it again before hitting send. That’s when I noticed that in those two short paragraphs […]

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Authentic or Transparent?

There’s much discussion in the ministry world about being authentic. None of us want to be fake in our dealings with people, but many of us have been burned when we’ve allowed people to see the real us. I was reading a blog on leadership one day and came across this point: “You can be […]

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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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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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True Value

I love to go yard-saling! Finding little treasures in the midst of someone else’s discarded junk is priceless…even if I’m only willing to pay a quarter for it. Where I live the first weekend of October is always the Highway 60 yard sale. Over 200 miles of yard sales, craft sales, garage sales & rummage […]

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New Blinds or New PJ’s?

It was 10:25 one night when the phone rang. My husband, the pastor, instantly jumped up and started putting his shoes on because the only time the phone rings that late is if someone has an emergency. I began praying fervently as I answered the phone, “Hello?” The lady on the other line answered, “Hey, […]

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