DO NOT BE DISCOURAGED

DO NOT BE DISCOURAGED

“The righteous person may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all.” (Psalms 34:19) Discouragement comes to even the strongest of people and may present itself differently in different seasons of life. Discouragement is a mental and emotional state of being…a negative feeling that sometimes works itself into our lives when we’re tired or under a lot of stress. During these times, we let our discouragement make us feel weak and inadequate, which allows Satan to creep into our…

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WALK IN THE LIGHT

WALK IN THE LIGHT

“Therefore, be careful how you walk, not as unwise men, but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil. So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.” (Ephesians 5: 15-17) All Christians struggle with sin to some extent and no matter who we are, we are not exempt from being tempted by Satan. But, as a child of God, we are supposed to be set apart from the…

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TRUSTING GOD IN ALL THINGS

TRUSTING GOD IN ALL THINGS

“We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God: those who are called according to His purpose.” (Romans 8:28) Today I found myself struggling to smile and be positive. The stress of a family situation was weighing heavily on me to the point that I was neglecting my time with God. Even though I’m a pastor’s wife and attend church regularly, I still have struggles and sometimes I try to do things on my own…to solve problems on my own….

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FINDING HOPE IN THE LORD

FINDING HOPE IN THE LORD

“He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” (Isaiah 40:29-31) These are very comforting words and one of my favorite Bible passages! When I meditate on it, I can actually feel God lifting me up…

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THE GOOD WIFE

THE GOOD WIFE

Being a good, Christian wife is not something that usually happens naturally or accidentally. It’s something you must plan to do and work at. I’ve been married for over 30 years to my high school sweetheart, so one might think that it’s easy for me, but it’s still a work in progress. Honestly, I can remember times when I did feel like the perfect wife, but then other times when I was sure to get the World’s Most Awful Wife Award….

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WHAT’S YOUR PERSPECTIVE?

WHAT’S YOUR PERSPECTIVE?

I am a planner, a perfectionist, and occasionally a controller! I know these are not all great traits, but most of the time, I mean well. However, when I try to take charge of everything, it only leads to frustration and despair because…NEWS FLASH…I can’t control everything and everyone! When my girls were little, I remember one of many mornings that started out perfect and then suddenly took a nose dive. I stayed up late the night before to lay out…

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WHAT DO I HAVE TO OFFER?

WHAT DO I HAVE TO OFFER?

As a pastor’s wife, mother, grandmother, and high-school teacher, I wear a lot of different hats. You could say I have at least 2 full-time jobs, one inside the home and one outside the home, not to mention all the extra-curricular activities that are involved. I’m sure you can all relate to what I’m saying. Even if you’re not a wife or mother, you may be overwhelmed at the responsibilities of your job and feel as though you never get a…

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