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March 10, 2014 by Susie Hawkins | Flourish - Ministry Wives
We asked our adult Preacher Kids to think back to their feelings growing up in the ministry world. They gave voice to a young PK’s minds and emotions. Your child may not identify with all of their thoughts, but they might be a springboard for...
March 7, 2014 by Tricia Lovejoy | Flourish - Ministry Wives
Life as a pastor’s wife can certainly be lonely. We know many people, but we are truly known by so few. But, in Scripture, the lives of Christian leaders were anything but lonely. Take the book of Acts, for example. We read stories about...
March 5, 2014 by Guest Post | Flourish - Ministry Wives
{Editor's Note:  This post originally appeared here  and is used by permission from the "We are THAT family...you know the ones" website. Kristen Welch reminds us that there is a bit of THAT family inside of us.}   It was a...
Lenten Journey Blog Post
March 3, 2014 by Susie Hawkins | Flourish - Ministry Wives
A funny thing happened to me on the way to Easter several years ago . . . For some reason I found myself thinking about Lent, the forty day period from Ash Wednesday to Easter, as designated on the church calendar. Having grown up Baptist, I knew...
February 28, 2014 by Kasey Ewing | Flourish - Ministry Wives
Walking into the worship center, I saw her. She was standing front and center singing like an angel but she felt like the devil to me. I watched her smile at my husband while belting out notes I could never reach. Anger boiled inside of me. She...
February 26, 2014 by Kathy Ferguson Litton | Flourish - Ministry Wives
Surveillance. Is that a bit dramatic? No.   During recent spin class I introduced myself to a new, unfamiliar instructor “Hi, I’m Kathy”. Warmly she says, “You’re Kathy Litton aren’t you?” Immediately, a reminder that I am often known...
February 24, 2014 by Christine Hoover | Flourish - Ministry Wives
As ministry wives, you and I have influence: on our own thought lives, our husbands, our children, and our churches. Most of us need a fresh reminder of this like we need most truth placed in front of us again and again: because we don't feel...
February 19, 2014 by Annie B Garman | Flourish - Ministry Wives
Today I called my friend who just happens to be a pastor’s wife. “How are ya?” I ask casually. “Not good,” she says, not trying to pretend in the least.   My ears perk up and I can feel myself getting excited by her rawness....

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