Seasons of ministry may change, just as the seasons of nature change...especially here in Missouri! After raising our four daughters, and pastoring the same church for 25 years, I find myself in a different season, serving in a leadership role alongside my husband in district ministry. My call to serve has not changed; how I live out my call has.
There's a beautiful ornamental tree outside my window. I first observed it when we purchased our home last spring. It was gorgeous! I had never seen a tree so full of such exquisite blossoms. As I have watched it this past year, it has gone through many changes. It's purpose has not changed, but the seasons have taken it from a tree bearing white blossoms, to one full of emerald green leaves. It then went through the leaf-dropping fall and the bare limbs of cold winter. Now, I anticipate the approaching life-giving spring to once again bring my bud-laden tree into a full eruption with those beautiful fragrant white blossoms!
Seasons bring change and with that the need to accept and adapt to those changes. I invite you to read this interesting article written by a young pastor's wife who is learning to live out her call through the season of motherhood.
A trip back to 2008 …March 14, 2013 by Tiffany Cooper
What is the role of a pastor’s wife? Thankfully, there is not a “one size fits all” mold for pastors’ wives. When we started People’s Church 6 years ago, I put every ounce of my energy into serving in any capacity I could. I loved it! When my first son was born (2003), I went through a difficult transition that altered my role as pastor’s wife.
I had to work through 3 issues: (read more)