113: Cultivating Gratitude in Ministry with Stevie Ciske

November is typically a month where gratitude is in focus, but sometimes it’s hard to be grateful in ministry. In this episode, Stevie Ciske and I chat about how to cultivate gratitude in ministry. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 says, “Give thanks in everything: for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” Stevie points out that to not give thanks in everything is to be out of God’s will. (#gutpunch) But what does that really look like? Listen in as we discuss this topic that is clearly important for us to understand!

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Links To Check Out

The Complaining Cure – Bill and Kim Wahl (One of the best books I’ve ever read! This should be required reading for everyone!)

Get Out Of Your Head – Jennie Allen (DVD and study guide for individuals or groups also available! This is such a good study!)

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{Encore Episode} Imposter Syndrome with Jacque Garner

Imposter Syndrome is feeling like a fraud when you aren’t one. In this episode, I share how I’ve been struggling with this and a few tips that are helping me overcome it. Don’t let Imposter Syndrome keep you from becoming all that you were created to be and do!

This episode has gotten the most feedback of any episode I’ve done and I’m re-sharing it this week for those who are new to the podcast!

 

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112: The Jezebel Spirit with Nicole Tull

You may not have heard of it before, but the probability is high that at some point in your ministry life you will encounter the Jezebel spirit. In this episode, lead pastor’s wife, Nicole Tull, shares her experience and what she’s learned about defeating this attack of the enemy.

Some people hear “Jezebel” and immediately think of a seductive woman, but that’s not necessarily how it works. What is a common denominator is that the target is a man or woman of God in leadership. Be sure and check out the links below for more information.

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111: Conversations With God That Will Change Your Life with Susan Belisle

When I created the anonymous survey for pastors’ wives, one of the questions is “what do you struggle with as a pastor’s wife?”. I never expected one of the top 3 answers to be “my relationship with God.” But, in fact, that’s one of the to answers to that question!

My friend Susan Belisle is on this episode of the podcast and she shares her insights on developing the most important relationship we can have. In her book, 40 Conversations with God That Will Change Your Life, Susan invites you to take a peek into her quiet time. You will be so encouraged in your walk with God, no matter what season of life you find yourself.

 

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110: Ministering Out of Personal Grief

One of the ways God makes the most out of our pastor wife platform is by using our experiences to help others. A personal tragedy in Karen’s life has become the catalyst for a community-wide (and beyond!) outreach to minister to those whose lives have been impacted by the grief surrounding the death of a loved one. In this episode she shares how God brought her healing after the suicide of her brother to eventually become a facilitator for Grief Share, a ministry that helps those facing the deep hurt of losing a loved one or friend and supports them as they move toward rebuilding their lives.

Karen Altizer resides in West Virginia with her husband and children.  She is a pastor’s wife and a homeschool mom, and volunteers for various ministries within her church and community.  Karen has been in full time ministry for over 20 years and has been a facilitator for GriefShare for six years.  

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