Sticky Statements

A Guest Post By: Amanda Stephens Author of “Learning To Ride Again”   I am sick of sticky statements.   A year ago, I had the privilege of attending a writer’s conference, and in one of the sessions, the speaker, an author of many published books, schooled the audience of novices on the importance of sticky statements.  A sticky statement… Read more →

#VOTE: Even if It Comes Down to Santa and The Easter Bunny

*Contented Sigh*  It’s November.  The beautiful season that brings so much change.  Leaves turn beautiful colors, crimson and gold, and scatter the ground.  Boots and scarves make their way out of the dusty recesses of the closet.  Starbucks continues it’s coveted Autumn menu.  Pumpkin Spice, we want to marry you and have your tiny, orange babies.   Or you live… Read more →

Why I Stopped Sleeping With The Pastor and Other Such Successful Failures

I stopped sleeping with the pastor.  There.  I said it.  Like ripping off a bandaid.   Exhale.   Now the world knows.   You see, I’ve been sleeping with the pastor since I was 20 years old.  –>Because I was married to him.<–  We took our first senior pastorate as newlyweds, fresh off our honeymoon.  I’m serious.  Two weeks after our… Read more →


I realize there has been a lot of talk this week about my sad van (read more here) and the realities that go along with being a mother of many people, but today I have hit a new low…or high…however you want to look at it.  Today one of those “things” happened.  One of the things that “I would NEVER…” Similar… Read more →

Deep Musings of The Preacher’s Wife: Introduction

This blog.  Well.  This is a hard one.  Not for me to write…because I love authenticity.  I love real.  I love raw and honest and transparent.  The problem is, others don’t.  And in my community…where pastor’s wives live and breathe and love and bleed…it is often unsafe to declare transparency to the world.  And that is a tragedy.  For the… Read more →