When is “Pastor’s Wife Appreciation Month?”

She walked me through cancer. She cares for our grandson. She prays for our family and our ministry. This post from last year seems even more appropriate this year, so it’s time for a repeat.

Sabbath Thoughts

This post is going to cost me, big-time.  Murf hates the spotlight.  But she’ll get over it, and I need to do this.

logo-Pastor_Appreciation_Month-300x165October is Pastor Appreciation Month.  There are memes about it floating around Facebook, greeting cards are available in Christian bookstores, and thoughtful gestures and encouraging words are coming from all sides.  It’s kind, it’s thoughtful, and it’s appreciated.

It’s also incomplete.  You see, there is someone intimately connected to pretty much everything that I do, but who remains, by choice, in the background.  As a result, no one thanks her for a sermon or Bible Study that I teach.  No one celebrates with her the results of a powerful outreach event or missions trip.  And no one sends her notes to express their gratitude.  But nothing I do would be the same without her.

There is no Pastor’s Wife Appreciation Month.  But I have a blog, so…

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About Sabbath Thoughts

My name is Mike Gaston. I am a former missionary, a Shepherding Pastor at Heights Church in Prescott, AZ, a happy husband, a spoiled father of two daughters, a proud grandfather, and a recently-convinced pursuer of the benefits of intentional, regular, contemplative, Christ-centered rest. This blog will allow me to share thoughts about Sabbath, as well as thoughts about God and the Christian life that come out of my restful Sabbath moments.
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1 Response to When is “Pastor’s Wife Appreciation Month?”

  1. Mary Royer says:

    A hearty amen!! Mary & Ken

    Sent from my iPhone


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