The Secret of Encouragement

“Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give unto your bosom.” – Luke 6:38 The phone rang. The caller on the other end was crying and apologetic. The more she cried, the more she apologized. The more she apologized, the more she cried. …

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Friendship Advice for Wives in Ministry

Most ministry wives wish they had a group of friends who were close-knit and loved each other and supported each other. Even though we minister to people daily, show hospitality in our homes regularly, and are loved by many in our congregations, we still long for the intimacy of a close friend and confidante. However, there …

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How to Encourage an Encourager

by Joe McKeever Someone from Williams Boulevard Baptist Church in Kenner called the other day and asked me to speak to their men’s breakfast next Sunday morning on “how to encourage a pastor.” I like that assignment. I believe in affirming these men who are called of God to do the most exciting, most difficult …

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