By Donna Gaines
We have all added words to our vocabulary recently. Words like: quarantine, masks, hand sanitizer, social distancing, COVID-19 and “safer at home” mandates. These are all words and concepts that only three months ago, none of us were using. That was before we became part of a worldwide pandemic.
As ministers’ wives, much of the time we are called upon to minister to people in the midst of crisis. What keeps you going when the going is toughest? Where do you find the wisdom and strength to meet the demands of ministry in the midst of a worldwide pandemic?
Most of us did not attend seminary. Many of us worked full-time while our husbands went to school and worked part-time. Although our seminaries offer excellent classes to help prepare seminary wives for their upcoming position, a class can never train us in all the varied roles churches anticipate we will fill. Nor can they fully prepare us for the difficult roads we will have to walk with those to whom we minister. [Read more…]