#Write31Days, ministry family

November Already?!

So, about that Write31Days Challenge…

I failed.

I mean, I’ve missed the last sixteen days. Sixteen very fast-moving days. In the blink of an eye, it’s November already!

I’m wrapping up with these last few thoughts about being married to a preacher:

1 – We don’t get our prayers answered any quicker than anyone else. We also don’t get a “yes” for everything we ask for. Poppa Bear’s access to God is the same as everyone else’s. If all of our prayers were answered, Tank would still be around…but, it’s not. I’m not bitter.

2 – PB supports me in ministry just as much as I support him. So much so, that he has spent our past two wedding anniversaries with me in Las Vegas during the Leading and Loving It Re:Treat! Being a part of Leading and Loving It has given me the opportunity to share with other pastor’s wives and women in ministry. He knows that I love serving in this capacity, and his support makes serving even easier.

3 – PB has mastered being able to eat in fifteen minutes or less. I am not exaggerating. I thought teachers were fast eaters, but preachers are right there in the same lane. When there’s no one around to interrupt his eating, he always finishes first.

4 – PB is normal (pretty much!). We don’t listen to gospel 24/7. We don’t have The Word Network on our television all day and night. Every family dinner doesn’t turn into bible study lessons. We like to have fun like any other family, and we love going on dates. Our last date night was with Boyz II Men!

5 – We make our kids serve in church even if they don’t want to. We are the adults; they are the children. They will always have a choice. They just have to be ready for whatever consequence (or reward) comes out of the choices they make. They will serve God and His people until they are no longer living in our house.

6 – We support our church and community activities as much as possible. Even if that means dressing in costumes for Trunk or Treat. God has blessed us with friends and church family who are just as sold out as we are when it comes to serving God and His people.

Overall, we LOVE being a ministry family and I LOVE being married to my preacher man!

I think I would do much better with writing every 31 days instead of writing 31 days in a row! I’ll check in with you all again soon and I won’t wait for 31 days to pass. I promise!

~ Married to the preacher man

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