Can I just be honest for a moment? Sometimes, being a pastor’s wife sucks. Most of the time, I love it. Truly. There are so many amazing things I get to be a part of that have a lasting eternal impact. I get to teach scripture, I get to counsel people through problems, and … Read More about When Being in Vocational Ministry Sucks
My friend, Terri, has talked for years about “seasons of life.” She uses this phrase when describing a particularly difficult time that her family is going through – the sleepless nights of having a newborn, the stress of living three hours away from her husband while waiting for their house to sell, homeschooling her rambunctious … Read More about The Sushi Season of Life: Finding Joy in Hard Seasons
When our second child was three, he had to start going to “big church” because that was the nursery’s policy. If this had been our first born, there would be no story to tell except that she sat quietly and did exactly like I asked. But this was Dax. Our fiesty, spirited, precocious, outspoken, loud, … Read More about Four Ways to Help Kids Sit Through Church
Getting a new pastor is an exciting time in a church. Often times, people want to help and don’t know how. We live in the South and people are very polite – almost to the point of hindering sincere interactions. Here is how a typical conversation goes after a move: Church Member: “I know you … Read More about 10 Ways to Make a New Pastor Feel Welcome
While talking to a group of ladies at my church a few months ago, a woman was telling a story about the last time she worked as a labor a delivery nurse. She begins to describe the laboring mother she was caring for, but first, turns to me and says, “No offense Halee.” This post … Read More about How Crunchy Should You Go?
Parenting is HARD. Anyone who says differently is a liar. You are given the biggest, most important job of your life with no specific instructions or user manual or anything. And heaven help you if you try to Google the best way to parent. There are so many different styles of parenting – authoritative, permissive, … Read More about Deliberate Parenting
My daughter bought an iPod with her birthday money, and it is killing my son. He started by asking for an iPad, then a Kindle Fire, then any tablet, then an iPod, and then a laptop. Then he started asking for “any device.” After telling him that, at five years of age, he is too young … Read More about 10 Gift Ideas for Kids to Help Make Them Better Adults
Despite my love for organization, I am almost always late, and my husband is no better. To give you an example, we were both late to our own wedding. As a result, our children are also almost, always late. Related: I’m Late Because You Aren’t My Priority I say this so that you will understand … Read More about 7 Easy Ways I Earned $955 for Christmas
What’s scarier than a little girl dressed up as a witch? A callow fear monger dressed up as a Christian.
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About a year ago, I walked into the fellowship hall at our church and saw the preschool teacher looking down a hallway. From my angle, I couldn’t see who she was talking to, and she hadn’t heard me walk in. She was in the middle of reprimanding a kid, and I caught the tail end … Read More about Preacher’s Kids…A Bad Rap or an Earned Rep?