The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

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Ah, Christmas! It is almost here! Christmas break began last Friday when school let out. For the children (and probably their teachers, too), it could not come fast enough!! Already, my children have been busy trying to guess which presents are theirs (No, they’re not labeled – more on that later!) and talking about our Christmas morning breakfast! The excitement in the air is almost tangible! As we prepare for this special holiday, I have been reflecting on some special traditions from my childhood, as well as the new ones we have started with our children. Continue reading “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year”

One Big, Happy Family: Making the Holiday Season Enjoyable for Your Staff

christmas-554720_640Before I offer some practical ways to make the holidays enjoyable for ministry families, allow me to say that this is written primarily to help and encourage the pastor’s wife as she seeks to develop strong bonds with the wives of the men who serve alongside her husband. These “family” ties will be vital to the success of the ministry. Though your husband bears the majority of the responsibility for leading the staff, you can play a key role in helping the wives be active, excited participants in the many ministries of the church. Continue reading “One Big, Happy Family: Making the Holiday Season Enjoyable for Your Staff”