Have you ever prayed desperate prayers and it felt like God wasn’t listening?
I will never forget a particular Sunday I was feeling so anxious and peopled out.
Many times a pastor’s wife is expected to do it all. If there are positions that need filled, she is the one to fill them. This can lead to burn out and breakdown if it is not remedied. In this candid interview, Jelly Jordan Valimont shares some of her experiences with expectations. She shares howContinue reading “Expectations of the Pastor’s Wife”
Shirley Gould, author and ministry veteran, has been involved in many areas of ministry over the course of her life. In this interview, she discusses the importance of being yourself while also remaining teachable. None of us are perfect, but God designed each of us perfectly. While we always have room to grow, it’s importantContinue reading “The Balancing Act”
Anxiety has become quite the buzz word lately, and with good reason. People are standing up and sharing their stories in hopes that mental health will cease to be a taboo topic. As Christians and ministers, we need to do our part to help remove the shame around such a sensitive topic. But what happensContinue reading “They Said I Was Crazy”
All of us have been on the receiving end of harsh words. But what happens when those harsh words come from people that are a part of your ministry? And how do you heal from wounds caused by people who should know better? In When Sheep Bite, Stacy Hockenbury shares how devastating it can beContinue reading “When Sheep Bite”
In the Parable of the Talents, Jesus shared the importance of being faithful in the little things. He showed us that when we are obedient to follow God’s leading in situations that seem unimportant, He rewards that by bringing us to bigger responsibilities and blessings. In Following A Legend, Dr. Teresa Conlon shares how GodContinue reading “Following A Legend”
Have you ever asked, “Why me, God?” Most of us, if not all, have asked Him this when we’ve faced hard times in our lives. But what about in other areas? Maybe God placed you in a ministry that felt a little like playing dress up in someone else’s clothes – exciting and fun, butContinue reading “Inadequate”
Do you find bi-vocational ministry challenging? You are not alone my friend. There are many pastors and wives that have purposely chosen this route because the church can’t afford to pay them, or because they have chosen not to accept pay.
Julie Seals, an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God, faced many tough situations. She overcame spina bifida, a 17-year addiction to crystal methamphetamine, alcoholism, the amputation of her left leg, and a life sentence in federal prison.