With it being the week of Thanksgiving this week I'm going to blog about things I'm thankful for in ministry.
The first thing I'm thankful for is my amazing wife Jamie. Here's why:
1. I'm thankful that she supports me and is my biggest cheerleader! I look for her affirmation more then anyone and her support means the world to me.
2. I'm thankful she does the ministry with me and loves it. Jamie is not sitting on the sidelines of ministry, she is in the game! Not only is she the worship director of People's Church but she is also involved in Epic! I'm super thankful for her involvement and that she loves ministry because it is such a major part of our life. I'm thankful for every student's event she has gone to me with, supporting me on Wed, attending leaders meetings and listening to all my thoughts, dreams, struggles and victories in youth ministry!
3. I'm thankful for her love of God. My wife is super sexy (probably not the next words you were expecting to read, lol) but the most attractive thing about her is her love for God. Take notes fellas, beauty with no love for God is ugly! Her love for God, for me and ministry is an example for our students and she has impacted many lives with her love for God.
4. I'm thankful for her love for our kids. She's a amazing wife, worship leader and mom. It's not easy to be amazing at all 3 and she does a terrific job!
5. I'm thankful for her feedback, both the compliments and critiques. Jamie has always given great insight in my ministry and I appreciate her taking the time and loving me enough to do so. She will tell me when something stinks and even though it may be hard to hear I appreciate her honesty and I know she does it to be helpful and out of love.
A big part of my success in ministry is due to my wife! Unfortunately I have seen guys step down, walk away, not get hired or even get fired from ministry because of their wife, I'm so thankful that is not the case with Jamie. She is a total blessing to my ministry and I'm so thankful God sent me the perfect wife to do ministry with.