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Yes, I enjoy normal things, not just churchy things, and would love to talk about culture, fashion, art, music, fitness, politics okay not really so much that one or food every once in awhile. I like to have fun and I really, really like to laugh.
- 15 confessions from a pastor’s wife;
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Look, I get it. Like really hard. Although I may have showered and my kids clothes match, I have to be honest that some of my all time worst mom moments have been on Sunday mornings. Trying to get five little people with very different wills out the door on time is like trying to find the end of a rainbow blindfolded. So please if you have an issue with my husband, go directly to him to speak of your concern or by all means close your ever loving mouth. But if you have something negative to say about them or to them behind my back, what you will see from me might be less than refined.
My husband just laughed at me for writing that, but seriously, please just come talk TO me instead of about me or my kids. Ministry is hard. Church planting is hard. Church is hard. On the days I feel like giving up, throwing in the towel, signing off and moving far out to the country where no humans exist, it is all of your faces and your stories that get me up off the floor and back in the ring.
Thank you, from every ounce of my being, for sharing your lives with me and letting me have the undeserved honor of loving and serving you. I am forever thankful and oh so very humbled. Wow… I say amen to all 15 Confessions.. You basically said everything I was feeling. I am a young pastors wife.. As much as I love my husband and the Lord its really hard being in leadership. At times i feel like giving up and walking away but then i dust myself off and try again. Thank you for saying what most of us feel…I salute you. Thank you so much for writing…and know this, you are not alone! I know that the Lord gives us strength to continue pouring ourselves out for others, and to encourage our husbands to do the same.
Can I just say lol?!? Keep being honest and reject the fish bowl life status. Oh my goodness. You must be my long lost twin. Now if my church family can read it and understand it too that would be great! I always wondered if I had a long lost twin! Your husband became a lead pastor at age 24! Thank you for reaching out and commenting! Your life is challenged and often unpredictable. I pray you will have someone that helps to fill and encourage as your consistently pulled upon to give out. Our 6 kids are all adults now — I have been and still am, in part, where you are!!!
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That is not to discourage you. In every season of life, there will be lessons to learn, and lessons to teach. And thank you so much for your feedback and encouragement! Grace to you! I appreciate this! Being in the ministry for 20 years I have experienced all this and much more!! Thank you for sharing. Yes, praying for one another and spurring one another on toward love is huge! Thank you for your comment. With the exception of me being an extravert, this is so spot on! I love reading words that are in my own head! Thank you do much for your transparency! I ran across your blog and was stopped in my tracks.
I gave and gave until I gave up. Now God has used all those hurts and disappointments as a platform as well to share with Women or others his love and his word to encourage in this way and truly it has surprised me how God works and ministers to others. Thank you and keep sharing your heart as he leads because he knows just who needs to find it written right here. To him be all glory! God bless you. We are all different from one another and all different from our spouses. I have full confidence that the Lord will speak clearly as to what is next.
And I know He will continue to give you strength and joy as you love and serve not only Him but His people. Yes, it is hard, and yes there are so many challenges, but love, compassion and care for others must trump our own feelings. Keep pressing sweet sister!
And keep looking to Jesus! Keep pressing on sweet sister.
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And thank you for the encouragement! I will keep wondering if this is her mindset towards us members — seeing as she felt so strongly enough about it to share your article. Thank you so much for your feedback. There was not an ounce of resentment, harshness, bitterness or scolding in my heart as I wrote that but I do appreciate the concern and the prayers for more grace and love. Apart from the part of having no tolerance for slander or gossip within the church I am having trouble even re-reading it through the lens of something unloving toward the church.
Thank you again for your thoughts.
Grace to you. We both are used differently but our talents and giftings compliment each other and we flow together as one. We need to love each other and pray for each other especially Ministers and their families. Thank you for sharing! I got the chills reading your comment.
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I am so encouraged to hear of you and your husband bringing you both to the place where you will remain steadfast no matter the cost. He will give you the grace, the comfort and the strength you need to endure. And the Body is such a gift too. Thank you for loving Jesus and loving His people. It is no small thing! I also have a life outside the church. Since I work and have a family my husband wants me out of the limelight as much as possible at church. I do work in the nursery occasionally, but even that is carefully guarded or they will schedule me ALL the time.
Sounds like your husband has a pretty good idea of what it would take to keep you healthy, lovely and sane! I love that! It is such a blessing knowing that we felt, heard, experience and saw same things in life. Spot on!
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