A Realist's Guide to Being a Pastor's Wife JoEllen Claypool…. a Christian woman always wondering where her place was in the body of Christ. A situation appears and she sees it as an opportunity to serve God in a way she never has before – as a pastor’s wife.
Little did she know, there would be a cost involved. She would learn to be stretched beyond her comfort zone and would face rejection, invasion and bitterness. She fell into the self-pity-I’m-a-victim-nobody-else-matters-it’s-all-about-me trap. It was a deep one that was difficult to climb out of, but as she gained the strength to do so, she began learning what her role was in the ministry. JoEllen had to learn to set boundaries and find a balance between being a help meet, a homeschooling mom and a pastor’s wife and discover how to serve and protect her husband.
Through this journey you will see how the Holy Spirit did heart surgery on her and brought her to a place of repentance where blessings would abound.
Included are interviews with other pastors’ wives revealing their own heartfelt thoughts. In this behind the scenes view, you will be reminded that communication is the key to get through the many unforeseen events that can come your way in the ministry and life in general.
Truth in Troy Valley introduces you to The Triumphant Trio, Luke Tyler, his sister, Angie, and “Tiny” Collins. Luke and Tiny have been friends for years. With no secrets between them, Luke has to muster up all his courage when Tiny goes missing. Nine-year-old Angie sets out to prove that dynamite comes in small packages and shows her brother that she’s more of a help than a hindrance.
Secret adventures lead to facing fears, building character, and forming bonds. Even an angry bull cannot stand in the way of accomplishing a most important task.
Bullies are never fun to deal, with and Luke has already had one run-in with them. His friend, Tiny, doesn’t seem to be afraid of them, and his sister, Angie, just wants to introduce them to Jesus. But when Angie goes missing, many emotions are stirred inside Luke’s heart. He has a hard time forgiving and a harder time accepting the heart change that everyone else is seeing in the bullies.
Boldness and kindness are two important ingredients when it comes to forming new friendships. Join the Triumphant Trio as they learn what it takes to have Faith in Troy Valley.
The Battle For Christmas Santa doesn’t receive much company. When he does, he is eager to please. Imagine his delight when he encounters two visitors in his home. Tom Turkey and Pete Pumpkin are found lurking in Santa’s workshop, but are their motives pure?
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Are You on the Verge of a Spiritual Heart Attack? Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Holy Spirit Earns Top Ratings for Heart Surgery! This was an actual newspaper heading discovered when preparing to write this book and perfect for the topic at hand. Learn about the similarities between physical heart surgery and spiritual heart surgery as we discuss the pre-op, during, and post-op procedures of each. Many times we can neglect our spiritual condition long enough that our hearts become weak and “disease” can start to take over. We need to trust that God, our Great Physician, can help us with the problem by performing spiritual heart surgery. We have to come to the point of acknowledging that we have a condition and give consent for this life-changing surgery. Do not waste another minute! Give consent today!
In The Secrets Behind the Eyes, JoEllen Claypool explores the physical, emotional and spiritual consequences of abortion. She weaves in her own story and struggle with Post Abortion Syndrome to provide a better understanding of the aftermath of this choice. The author challenges the reader to take the time to look behind the eyes of the people they meet stating, “There are many people who cross our paths, whose lives have been affected by abortion. If you could find the combination to the safe behind those eyes, you could enter a dimension that nobody has ever visited.” There are countless hurting people entangled in the chains of their past that are aching to be set free.
The information in this book will enable the reader to help in that healing process. The Secrets Behind the Eyes also offers hope to those who have been through this experience and are anxious to live a life without condemnation. Leviticus 26:13b states “I broke the bars of your yoke and enabled you to walk with your heads held high.”
This book will help post-abortive women understand that they are not alone. It will supply them with confidence and boldness to speak up and tell their own story so that even more lives can be saved.
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