A New Series For the Pastor’s Family | Minister’s Wife Monday
You know what that means, right? 🙂
Well, for me it means a few things:
I managed to carry a sleep deficit over the weekend, which means a nap will likely be in order today. (Read, so I won’t be a grump all week. We’ll be talking about homeschool moms and yelling on Thursday, so I kind of don’t want to blow it, right?!)
My house is cluttered.
Somehow, it always happens: I deep clean on Friday, maintain on Saturday, and wake up to a pretty messy house on Monday. It’s okay… today is my catch up day.
My kids are getting around slowly.
They’re tired too! It’s nearly eight-thirty, and two of my kiddos are still in bed. No one has eaten breakfast yet. But we’re all smiling, so I guess I’m on the right track.
I feel very tempted to STRESS OUT over what needs to be done today.
Because I know I only have twenty four hours to get everything back on track so we can hit the ground running on Tuesday with homeschooling. Or, do I have to really get everything done today? Maybe I need to prioritize? Set goals for the week, not just the day?
Honestly, Mondays can be tough.
And not just for me, the homeschooling mom/pastor’s wife/homemaker/blogger.
For you, too. We all face a demanding week after a busy weekend.
And we can all choose to embrace it with a smile and gratitude for the small things: a hint of autumn in the air, fresh rain, a pretty table cloth on the table, a cup of hot tea…
I’ll be taking a break from our Minister’s Wife Monday column next week. In October, I’m planning to kick off a new series- “For the Pastor’s Family.”
I love writing for ministry wives and simply sharing my life as the wife of a preacher, so I hope this series will be an encouragement to you!
I chose this picture of our family instead of using a “stock photo” because I love all the laughing faces!
I hope this sets the tone for our series, “For the Pastor’s Family.” Ministry families should enjoy life, enjoy each other, and laugh A LOT!
October is one of my favorite months all around, but I especially enjoy focusing on you pastor’s wives during the month of October in honor of Clergy Appreciation Month.
I look forward to sharing my heart with you here on the blog, with encouragement just “For the Pastor’s Family.”
A beautiful, purpose-filled, joyful Monday to you, dear friends!
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.