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Pastors’ wives (Page 3)

Wives World ~ Pet Peeves

Every one has pet peeves.  I suppose mine would involve a certain fruit of the spirit (the p-word) when I am in a hurry.  Basically, this plays out when I’m in Walmart on a busy day.  I spot the perfect parking place.  Not only is it perfect, it is also going to be vacant soon…

Wives World ~ Treadmills and Mole Hills

Working with so much brokenness I see common themes midst all the pain.  Our lives are invaded with too much busyness, too much information, too many places to go, things to do, goals, dreams and stuff.  As my clients sit before me, I see them trudging along on a giant treadmill that continues to speed…

Wives World ~ Love is Not Optional

This day of love is a painful reminder for many.  For so many of the people I know, this day is one they just want to get over with quickly.  It’s like there is a giant arrow pointing down from the sky pointing to them.  The flashing neon light says, “Not loved, not loved, not…

Wives World ~ Shameful Choices Create Shameful Identities

Shame is one of the major players in the lives of women caught up in identity deceptions.  I’m calling this “identity deception” instead of “low self-esteem.”  While low self esteem gives us a good idea of the concept, the root of the problem is the fact that the enemy constantly wants us to “feel bad”…

Wives World ~ Pictures from My Past

This morning was an awsome time with the Lord.  Everyonce in awhile Jesus “takes me back.”  These times He takes me back are never to scold or condemn.  I am amazed at how when He goes back into our past, even though there is pain there, it is always from a place of peace, hope…

Wives World~ “You Do Not Want to Leave Me Too, Do You?”

It’s hard for us to imagine that the God of the Universe and Creator of heaven and earth who came to us as His Son in the flesh would struggle with abandonment issues.  The deep seated heart level issue of abandonment is probably the number one root cause of most of the heart hurts of…

Wives World ~ “I Thought By Now…”

Life is disappointing.  For some, the disappointment comes early…dysfunctional parents and homes bring nothing but cruelty to innocent children.  Those who promised to be there aren’t.  People who should love us don’t.  People who promise to love us leave. Careers crash.  Health concerns can blind-side us out of nowhere.  Unfortunately, our culture ( I believe through…

Wives World ~ “I Saw You…”

I believe there are three words that are even more powerful than “I love you.”  They are actually the full meaning of loving someone.  When you love someone you see them.  The cry of every human’s heart is to be seen.  For those who’ve suffered intense rejection the cry can be “let me be invisible”…

Wives World ~ My Next Step…

One of the biggest challenges for clients is knowing what to do next.  With the future looming over their heads and a million unanswered questions and uncertainities, it is so hard to just flat know what to “do.”  You see our culture is all about “doing” and “knowing.”  Not to do and not to know…

Wives World ~ Be Open to Surprise This Year

In the midst of the wordly cares we do get weighed down and lose our joy don’t we?  Keeping our eyes on current events and even politics can bring us down a hopeless puddle so fast!  Or if your life circumstances are so overwhelming it feels like you are walking in lead boots, then it…