Posts made in March, 2012

It’s raining but I’m thankful

Posted by on Mar 29, 2012 in Uncategorized | 71 comments

It’s raining today (hard), taxes are due (argh!) and Werner has been out of town 1 day too long (sigh).   I thought it would be good to list the things that I’m thankful for. Running water (a missions team from our church, Werner included, has been going without for 3 days) A warm, comfortable home A car that has gas in it Starbucks and the comfort of a familiar, coffee-fragranced, relaxed environment Random text messages that make me smile from friends Chatting on the phone with my kids and getting caught up Extended family who really know you and still love you People who enthusiastically lend a hand Girlfriend-time scheduled on my calendar Living in one of the...

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12 Secrets About Pastor’s Wives

Posted by on Mar 5, 2012 in Uncategorized | 145 comments

I recently came across a list of “10 Secrets About Your Pastor”.  It was great.  After reading it, I was somehow  compelled to write this one about pastor’s wives.  I know these are not true in every case, but I believe they are true much of the time.  I welcome your feedback.  Are you surprised?  Do you disagree?  Would you add any?  What about staff Pastor’s wives –  What would you add or take away? 12 Secrets About Pastor’s Wives We don’t always know whom to trust.  People have tried to get close to us for many reasons and some have betrayed us.  When we meet new people at church  we wonder whether they are safe, how...

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Passive Aggressive No More

Posted by on Mar 1, 2012 in Uncategorized | 5,035 comments

I’m on a “Let’s-stamp-out-passive-aggressiveness ” kick.    Why can’t we just say what we mean, ask for what we want and be honest when we don’t want something?   Let me be the first to say that I resort to these “avoid the tension” tactics at times.  If you know me, you know that I am verbally more direct than most although I can do the “nice girl” thing with the best of the them.  I’m well trained – I was raised in church. OK – let’s back up.  What is passive aggressive behavior?  At the risk of over-simplifying the definition, it is appearing to go along with something outwardly,...

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