Diary of This Pastor's Wife

Diary of this Pastor's Wife

If you are looking for a blog that is deep and full of theological facts, 'Diary of this Pastor's Wife' is not for you. This is a simple diary of MY thoughts as a girl, woman, and Pastor's wife. The goal of this blog is to encourage, inspire and hopefully entertain readers by sharing MY journey.


MIM 02: Are You a Disciple?

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Being a Wife Can Be Challenging

Being a wife is tough. Being a Proverbs 31 type of wife is tougher. Being a Pastor’s wife is the toughest. When I married John, he was an ordained minister. It wasn’t a selling point or a deal breaker. To be honest, I didn’t give it much thought as to what impact it would have … Continue Reading →

MIM-01: Happy New Year, Time for Revival

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Women Have the Power?

In one of our many conversations about relationships, the Pastor Hubby once said – women have the power but some of them just don’t know what to do with it. What exactly did he mean? Was he low key throwing shade? I had to pump my brakes and get out of my feelings and think. … Continue Reading →

My Husband is M.I.A.!

Yesterday I texted the hubby and asked him what he was doing. I text him every day because I am that kind of wife – LOL! He replied “Going to the store for Chief. He’s not doing well. He said he may have to go to a nursing home.” Chief was our neighbor from a … Continue Reading →

I’m a Recovering Christian

In my opinion learning to live like Christ everyday is like being a recovering alcoholic – it’s a 12 step process. Click the following link to read the 12 Steps of a Recovering Christian FINAL WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT -Ephesians 4:29-32 (NIV) 29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouth, but only what … Continue Reading →

Life is a Calendar

Much like the weather, life has seasons. time and date.com defines seasons this way -“Seasons are periods in a year marked by specific weather conditions, temperatures and length of day. Most modern day calendars around the world divide the year in 4 seasons: spring, summer, fall (autumn) and winter.” In March I posted Change Happens, … Continue Reading →

46 and counting…What Have I Learned?

On August 4th six years ago, I joined the 40-Club. I mentioned in a previous post that I’ve never been a person that has a mini breakdown when I turn a year older. Honestly, I never really gave it much thought beyond the fact that on that date, I was born into this world. However, … Continue Reading →

Should Church Workers Get a Sunday Off?

This past Sunday our church was invited to another church to celebrate Family and Friends day. It was a blessing to my soul. I was able to sit in the congregation and enjoy the Word through song, a praise dance and the Minister’s message. As the Pastor’s wife of a small grassroots ministry, sometimes you … Continue Reading →

Life is Not a Layaway Plan

I was enjoying a leisurely stroll through one of my favorite consignment shops this past weekend and there were some interesting canvas artwork for sale. I found myself stalking a particular piece. I asked the merchant if they had a layaway plan. Yes, I’m that girl. He said he felt confident that the owner would … Continue Reading →

Thankful for These 12 Simple Things

  In no particular order, I took a moment to list some of the simple things I enjoyed this past weekend. What simple thing(s) did you enjoy? Please list at least one in the comments. I’ll bet you’ll smile… Organized office closet The hubby laughing at Bindi playing with her toy in her new FSU … Continue Reading →

Why Am I Here?

I believe with everything that I am that GOD divinely designed each person to do or be something specific in HIS master plan. I believe we were created by HIM for HIM. Mark Twain said it best “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you … Continue Reading →

Content or Complacent?

I’ve come to realize that motivation is the difference between being content or being complacent. According to Merriam Webster, Contentment is the state of being happy and satisfied and Complacency is a feeling of being satisfied with how things are and not wanting to try to make them better. There are aspects of my life that I … Continue Reading →

Dear Tina,

In my last post I mentioned what an incredible and amazing woman my momma was. She laid down for her final rest when I was 26 and she was only 46. Besides the obvious pain of losing my momma, what hurts most is not having the opportunity to get to know her as a woman … Continue Reading →

If You Love Your Family, PLEASE READ!

This is a long and tough post but I truly believe it’s worth the time to read. For two reasons, May is and forever will be a hard month for me. It’s the month we celebrate mother’s day but my momma is no longer physically here and it’s the month we laid my daddy to … Continue Reading →

Don’t Rely on H.O.P.E.

Don’t rely on Having Other People Encourage you. I believe everyone at some point needs encouragement from other people.  It’s nice to know that others are rooting for you. However, like anything in life, don’t let the approval and opinions of others become a crutch or a hindrance. WOW – as I was listening for … Continue Reading →

IT Happens

IT Happens In my last post I mentioned that my only competition is the ‘me’ that God created me to be. Now here’s the issue – in order to get to my best self, I must go to work. This is where I fall short. I’m lazy.  I’m pretty confident in what I need to … Continue Reading →

The Other Woman

Every day I challenge myself to get to her level. I stalk her to see what she has that I don’t. In many situations, I find myself asking ‘what would she do?’ She is everything I’m not but aspire to be. I asked myself what is it about this particular woman that forces me to … Continue Reading →

Girl, please…

Sometimes it’s so easy to blame others, a past circumstance or situation for our bad behavior and poor choices. When does personal responsibility kick in? One of my favorite sayings is ‘Everyone has a story.’ I’m sure I use it too much but it’s the only statement I can think of to adequately describe what … Continue Reading →

Overload: The Struggle is Real

Typically when an electrical power outlet becomes overloaded, it will shutdown. This is a safety feature designed to protect against potential harm.  Most power outlets have a reset button. To get the power outlet back up and running, you simply press the reset button. When life becomes overwhelming, much like an electrical power outlet, I … Continue Reading →

HE’s Pleased!

This past Thursday night we had a surprise pre birthday celebration for one of my sister-in-laws. HAPPY BIRTHDAY LC! It was fun and she seemed genuinely surprised. At the beginning and end of any family activity, we pray. Well…Thursday night was no different. However, what stayed with me and made me laugh loudly then and … Continue Reading →

P.U.S.H.

Pray Until Something Happens is a familiar acronym to many Christians. Well, what happens when you get tired of praying because you’re not sure GOD is listening? Why does it seem as if the more you pray, the more crap happens or the crap you’re dealing with gets worst? Honestly, I don’t think anyone can satisfactorily … Continue Reading →

In Between

This week I started my physical therapy for the bulging disc in my neck. Thankfully it’s nothing serious, yet. The physical therapist shared that my issue is simply bad posture. He said this is common considering that I’m glued to a desk for hours at a time. I’m the type of person when I get … Continue Reading →

Easier Said than Done

Carpe Diem- Seize the Day! The online Merriam Webster definition of Carpe Diem is ‘the enjoyment of the pleasures of the moment without concern for the future.’ Living in and enjoying the moments of each day is easier said than done. My parents raised me to be self-sufficient. In other words, they wanted me to … Continue Reading →

Is it Me? Probably

Intuition, gut feeling, sixth sense, are just a few names I’ve heard to describe discernment. I struggle with distinguishing between the gift of GOD-given discernment and what I call ‘my extra.’ As I mentioned in my first blog, I’m an introvert. Years ago I took the Myer’s Briggs survey. This survey is designed to give … Continue Reading →

Today, I Need Encouragement

GOD brings to your remembrance when you’re in need. I wrote this poem in 2010 and it encouraged me today. I pray whoever reads this post will be encouraged too.   In the Midst I Remember Sometimes the struggles seem more than I can bear Sometimes the burdens are so heavy – “OH GOD”- please … Continue Reading →

Is My Marriage Normal?

Keep on living is what the elders say. As I get older, I’m starting to better understand what that means. Growing up I didn’t think about life outside of the rural community I grew up in. I grew up surrounded by family. It was a really good life. It was normal. Since being married to … Continue Reading →

The Hokey Pokey

You put your right hand in, You put your right hand out, You put your right hand in, And you shake it all about, You do the hokey pokey and you turn yourself around –That’s what it’s all about. For those who are unfamiliar with this little game, here’s a YouTube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZinb6rVozc. I love … Continue Reading →

Is it Time for a Diaper Change?

I was watching one of the family vloggers on YouTube. For the sake of clarity, a vlogger is a person who videos their daily life and posts it online. It’s a video blog. I enjoy watching these vloggers because it’s so much fun watching young families raise their children. It’s like watching a sitcom. This … Continue Reading →

The Witness Protection Program

Thanks to my momma and daddy, I’ve been in church all my life. I was raised with solid values and discipline. My parents did their job to the best of their ability. As a child I really didn’t know why it was important for me to go to church. All I knew was that it … Continue Reading →

24hrs

On my desk I have the following 3 statements: No Excuses. Trust the Process. Stay the Course. I’m an impatient person who procrastinates. This is a mess of a combination. What this translates to is when I finally decide to do what I need to do which typically requires the assistance of others; I have … Continue Reading →

What I’m Learning from Queen Elsa

Is it me? Probably. Does it seem that people are always reading between the lines? Sometimes it’s necessary – especially in the workplace. However, the ability to read between the lines can be an occupational hazard. Sometimes an apple is just an apple. I find it exhausting to constantly have to monitor what I say … Continue Reading →

The Challenge is Worth It

This morning Bindi took me for a walk. If you have a dog, you know exactly what I mean when I say she took me for a walk instead of saying I took her for a walk. I enjoy walking with Bindi because she challenges me to keep up. The walk keeps her in shape … Continue Reading →

I Just Look at the Pictures

I don’t like reading instructions. I have this bad habit of buying items that require assembly and I won’t read the instructions that come with the packaging. I just look at the pictures. There are VERY rare occasions when this approach works. John on the other hand, actually reads the instructions. And as I type, … Continue Reading →

Beware of MS!

A couple of weeks ago, I purchased the UP24. This snazzy wrist cuff is designed to help you learn more about your physical fitness. It tracks your daily activities such as the number of steps taken, sleep patterns, etc. The goal is to track your daily activities to get a picture of where you are … Continue Reading →

Tired and Frustrated

The master bedroom closet is one of my favorite rooms in the house. It’s organized. Shoes, handbags, shirts, pants, accessories, all neatly displayed…. Everything has its place and everything is in its place. I think I’m in love with my closet. Yes, I’m a little extra. It’s ok. I own it. My closet wasn’t always … Continue Reading →

My Legacy

I was watching the ducks glide across the pond and the tracks they left in their wake reminded me of Sundays’ message. Guest Pastor WFB asked the questions, “What will be your legacy? What will you leave behind?” Although I could barely see the ducks as they moved to the far end of the pond, … Continue Reading →

Cheese with that Whine?

I remember one day back in the 90s, I was whining and complaining about something to my co worker. She listened. When I came up for air, she simply asked “Do you want some cheese to go with that whine?” I never forgot it. Shout out to MM! It’s true, life can be tough. Crappy … Continue Reading →

If It Don’t Fit, Don’t Force It

“If it don’t fit, don’t force it Just relax and let it go Just ‘cause that’s how you want it Doesn’t mean it will be so… If it don’t fit nah don’t force it” This morning I started singing Kellee Patterson’s song from back in the 70s. Of course I didn’t know all the words but … Continue Reading →

I Talk Too Much

There are days when I feel like I gave my mouth an enema. I know, crass, but appropriate in this case. It’s the only word that accurately describes what happens when I start running my mouth. My mother wrote a letter to me in 1987 long before she was laid to rest in 1996. It … Continue Reading →

What I Learned from a Flower

I love fresh flowers in the house. This week’s choice was lilies. I intentionally select flowers that have blooms that have not opened yet. These tend to last longer. Now here’s the thing, I purchased the flowers on Sunday and was annoyed on Monday because all the blooms had not opened. I went on a … Continue Reading →

Joy in the Freedom to be Me

During my walk around the block yesterday morning, I started smiling and laughing out loud. Nothing in particular happened. If any of the folks driving by noticed, I’m sure I probably got the hairy eyeball. Later in the day, it dawned on me why that sudden burst of happiness erupted in my spirit – it … Continue Reading →

Change Happens. Seasons Change.

It feels like I’m in the middle of another shift. I have come to a conclusion – my  physical body’s change cycle is on a 10 year rotation. I’ve never been one of those people who have a mini melt down because I’ve grown a year older. Honestly, I’ve never really thought about it beyond … Continue Reading →

Dare To Do Something!

‘It’s doing nothing that’s the enemy” is a line from the miniseries Downton Abbey. This statement resonated with me because I thought about how often I have done nothing because of the fear of being judged. What I have found, more often than not, those that judge, ridicule and laugh at those who dare to … Continue Reading →

Will I Ever Catch Up?

I’m still trying to figure out this Pastor’s wife assignment. Let’s be honest, there are days I struggle with being a Christian. In May 2011 when my dad was laid to rest, I had to come to grips with the fact that I was really an adult- what a rude awakening. Here’s the thing, I … Continue Reading →