Monday, August 22, 2011

Reconsidering, As Always

It's been a year since we moved to our current congregation. A good year. This church loves our family.

I am still haunted by the crazy at our last church. I have the occasional nightmare. Sunday mornings are usually stressful for me and I think it's a holdover from the anxiety I felt there.

It seems a few new readers have joined us here lately (welcome!) and I am so gratified. It is simultaneously heartbreaking and reassuring that so many people relate to my experience.

Sometimes I think it might be time to stop adding to adding to this blog. Maybe it would be good for me to move on. Other days I am so thankful for the support and encouragement I've been given here that I want to keep it going. And, of course, being the pastor's family has its peculiarities even in a healthy congregation.


  1. Sometimes, you start doing something for yourself but continue doing it for others (and maybe still yourself, as well). You shouldn't feel pressured to post, but you have the freedom to share your thoughts if something is on your mind (joyful, lament, whatever!) or if there's a topic on which you think sharing your "been there, done that" wisdom might help others. You can (and should, and are, and will continue to!) move on from "the crazy" and the upheaval related to health, moving, and ministry, but you're still "Mrs. Pastor" and always a treasured child of God, who He certainly uses to witness to, bless, and encourage others.

  2. Just do what you need to do.


Thanks for using this space to share your encouraging words.