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July 27, 2017 by Tami Lowman | Flourish - Ministry Wives
We are posting a personal letter written to planter's wives in one of NAMB's Send Cities. This particular city is uniquely challenging with it's vast size, secular culture, high cost of living, few churches and layers of diversity. Life here is not easy. It would be very easy for any spiritual...
July 24, 2017 by Megan Shaffer | Flourish - Ministry Wives
Just because God’s timing is perfect does not mean life is free of difficulties. My husband’s diagnosis of an ascending aortic aneurysm came at a very scary time. He was only thirty years old, and we were expecting our second child. My pregnancy was emotionally difficult, so I was relieved when...
June 29, 2017 by Kathy Ferguson Litton | Flourish - Ministry Wives
A ministry wife often hesitates to call herself a leader. We shy away from the “leader” label. Yet every single one of us is. Some may like it. Some may not. But it is unwise for us to resist, ignore or deny it. We're leaders, and so, embracing the leadership role will help us begin to steward it...
June 26, 2017 by Annie B Garman | Flourish - Ministry Wives
I had only been married and in ministry for four weeks when our senior pastor told us we were going to our first ministry conference. I remember feeling like I was faking it or something; I had barely started this new role. Was I really in need of a conference to “revive my weary spirit?” The...
June 22, 2017 by Amy Rager | Flourish - Ministry Wives
A little before midnight, there was a knock at our door. An officer apologized for waking us and asked my husband if he was Justin Smith’s pastor. ‘Pastor’ was probably a bit of a stretch. We met Justin and his wife around a month before at our church plant’s block party. They had attended...
June 19, 2017 by Jeana Floyd | Flourish - Ministry Wives
The phrase, “Don’t let the disappointment in a few keep you from loving the many,” comes from a chapter in my book, 10 Things Every Minister’s Wife Needs to Know. In recent days, I’ve gone through a season of disappointment, and I’ve had to remind myself of my own words. And unfortunately, I am...
June 15, 2017 by Beth Holmes | Flourish - Ministry Wives
“If only our church had a full-time children’s minister …" “If only our women’s ministry could find its footing …” “If only our people would volunteer more …” The expression “if only” is a great temptation in ministry. If only everything and everyone would line up, then we could do what...
June 12, 2017 by Kathy Ferguson Litton | Flourish - Ministry Wives
This morning I will be introducing Kay Warren as she speaks to hundreds of ministry wives in our tribe called Southern Baptists. Her new book Sacred Privilege: Your Life and Ministry as a Pastor’s Wife has just recently released. Her book first captured my heart when I read, “Personal Tribute"...

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