The Power of Friendship

Happy Tuesday! I am so happy for the glimmers of springtime heading our way! My porch is anxiously calling my name every week that I see the rays of sunshine that are finally penetrating the clouds!

Last week, I shared with you all the cost of confessions for my own life and how I am continuing my true confessions despite my own struggles along this journey of a pastor’s wife life!

My True Confession this morning...The reason I have continued in this pursuit of sharing my true confessions have been not only those encouraging emails, texts and messages I have received from women all over the USA but the never-ending support from our pastors' wives  & staff here at Church Alive! I am so blessed and honored to serve alongside these dynamic women!

Proverbs 27:17 (NKJV) says, “As iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend."

These women sharpen me not only by their friendship but also in their faith! I am so thankful that we can sharpen each other in this secret sisterhood of the sometimes misunderstood as we pursue the purpose of God in our own personal lives! These ladies are my unsung heroes of Church Alive! So many of them serve their husbands in supporting roles behind the scenes while other of these beautiful hearts serve in a pastoral or director role at Church Alive! You see these ladies serve because of the CALL of God that has been placed over their lives to serve the KINGDOM. Not because they have a role!

I know many pastor’s wives that have no one to share their hurts and pains with and that really makes me sad, so sad in the depths of my heart! It might be for a multitude of reasons, from simply not having support staff that may serve to having been personally stung by the betrayal of friendship from another pastor’s wife.

Yes, unfortunately this does happen. I know from experience. They hide these pains  & struggles of a pastor’s wife life behind that smile and long for a friend.

If this sounds familiar, please know YOU ARE NOT ALONE and God does not want us to do this life alone!  According to God’s word, we are better together and we need each other in this secret sisterhood!

In the next few weeks you are going to hear true confessions of pain and promises from these precious ladies that serve at Church Alive! I love them so and cannot wait to share their stories of growth and purpose with each of you on my front porch!

If you are a pastor's wife and need a friend, find our facebook group Generations, A Ministry to God's Daughters. I created this group to encourage the ladies of this secret sisterhood!

Keep Sharpening and Being Sharpened!

Laura Lee