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After about six months of marriage, my hubby and I moved to Arkansas and become Youth Pastors at a church.
We were newly graduated from Bible College and ready to take on the world. During those first two years, we experienced a full spectrum of situations, from dressing up in clown suits, weekly, to a nasty church split.
It was quite an odyssey.
I am not kidding.
And so, this picture seems fitting of our first years in church work. This was our first Vacation Bible School. We are aliens and, yes, that is half a volleyball on my hubby’s head and strangely, that looks like a perm in mine. (When will I learn?)
We grew up a lot during that time:
I learned that some church people are mean.
I learned that silver paint that says ‘washable’ isn’t necessarily.
I learned that my hubby was the closest friend I would ever have.
I learned that I didn’t learn everything in Bible College.
I learned to laugh at myself.
I learned to cry for others.
And I learned that some people, are very good, even in bad situations.
Looking back nearly 15 years ago, I can say I also learned that you can leave full time ministry and carefully laid plans behind and have a better life than you ever imagined.
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HI! I'm Kristen. I'm here to encourage you as a wife and mom and remind you there's a little bit of THAT family in all of us. I write books, run Mercy House and try to remember I am third (God first, others second). I'm glad you're here.