October was all about you, pastor’s wives.
And so we move on.
Past the 31 Days of Grace, the pastor’s appreciation dinners, the Hallmark sentiments.
But you’re still there.
In the parsonage. Or wherever you live.
Still trying to get enough sleep, pinch enough pennies, support your stretched-too-thin-man…
And if you’re like me, you traipse across sticky floors every night to kiss sticky faces before you fall into bed bone-weary… and go to sleep asking the Lord to help you do it all again tomorrow.
Yes, you’re still there.
And I’m still here.
And I had this crazy idea…
Well, I’ve had a ton of crazy ideas, but I eventually decided that maybe this one wasn’t too crazy.
I know a lot of pastor’s wives are lonely, and tucked into out-of-the-way corners of the world (I have totally been there!) Some of you may go weeks or months (or longer) between visits with other like-minded women.
My crazy idea was to create a super cozy and “safe” place for pastor’s wives to connect in an online community. This “place” has been developing in my mind for about a year now, and I finally asked my husband about it.
He said go for it.
I mentioned my idea to a few other pastor’s wives… and they said go for it.
So I did. 🙂
It’s not a real-life-get-together… but it’s sort of the next best thing…
It’s a private Facebook group, where you’re invited to join the pastor’s wives at Kristy’s Cottage and help yourself to a cup of hot tea and a generous dose of grace and friendship.
A little confession about social media:
I’m a blogger, and I bounce around on Facebook throughout the week… and a lot of times I’m not very encouraged by what I read. Why?
Well, I don’t like gossiping, complaining, or pushy-salesy-stuff.
I don’t like hearing about a bunch of people’s no-good day.
I don’t like feeling like I’m getting talked into something, or fed a pretty line so I’ll click a link and become some blogger’s “traffic”.
And. I. Don’t. Like. Selfies.
No, I don’t like any of that.
I don’t expect that you do either, so don’t count on finding any of it over at my Facebook group for pastor’s wives .
I want you to feel at home… encouraged… and understood…
I want you to feel like you’re sitting at a kitchen table with a friend, who happens to be a pastor’s wife too.
I want you to feel like Facebook can be a cheerful, uplifting place to check into every once-in-a-while…
So let’s connect!
To request to join the Pastor’s Wives Facebook group, click here.
One of the moderators or myself will check out your profile (to make sure you’re legit) and approve your request as soon as possible.
To connect with me personally on Facebook, click here.
Just so you know, I don’t accept friend requests from men. I’m happily married, thank you. Just thought I’d mention that. 🙂
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Kristy Howard is a pastor’s wife, second-generation homeschooling mom of five, and a passionate believer in friendship, coffee, and quiet time! Kristy writes about motherhood, ministry and life at KristysCottage.com.