Wednesday, April 21, 2010

You Can Still Wear Cute Shoes!

You Can Still Wear Cute Shoes, by Lisa McKay from David C. Cook on Vimeo.



God is calling you to do what?

Such was my reaction fifteen years ago when my husband, Luke, told me he felt God was leading him into the gospel ministry. Even though I supported him wholeheartedly, I naively believed this calling was somehow just a gig. My job was simply to accompany him while he did his “thing.”

Reality didn’t hit until a well-meaning gentleman enlightened me on the expectations of a minister’s wife. He said, “The best thing you can do for Luke is learn how to play the piano. He’ll have a much easier time being called as pastor of a church. Congregations love it when the pastor’s wife can contribute. It’s like they are getting a two for one!” If I knew then what I know now, I would have had a serious fight with the flesh to keep from sharing my thoughts on the buy-one-get-one-free concept.

The restraint of the Holy Spirit is a beautiful thing!



In my latest book review, You Can Still Wear Cute Shoes, and Other Great Advice From An Unlikely Preacher’s Wife, by Lisa McKay, she takes you on her personal journey of what it was like to walk in those very words and shoes. I received this book compliments of B & B Media Group and would love to give a copy away to a minister’s wife or any one who is feeling their lives are being called to do the will of God in the church.

This book is high recommended to give all of us a reality check of what it’s like to be the wife of someone who is called to serve in the church, from what the congregation is expecting, what the wife puts herself through and what God really says is necessary.

If you would like more information on the book and where to purchase a copy, please click on the links below.
You Can Still Wear Cute Shoes by Lisa McKay
David C Cook February 1, 2010
ISBN: 978-1-4347-6726-4/208 pages/softcover/$12.99
www.davidccook.com
www.apreacherswife.com


If you would like to enter the giveaway and win a copy of this book, please leave me a comment on how you think this book would help you! The giveaway will end on Monday, April 26th.

23 comments:

Silver said...

..two for one. It is true to an extent. The congregation somehow seemed to think that the Pastor and his entire family and all he owns belong to them (congregation)..

Still not too late for those piano lessons, Kay.. haha

love,
~Silver

Denise said...

Love you my friend.

PhilCrispin0626清民 said...

Quietude is the crown of life.......................................................

Sheryl said...

Though I don't comment often, I wanted to let you know that I am very inspired by your writing.

Thank you.

Mom's Coffee Time said...

What a cute title for a book of all things. Lovely post, have a nice day! ~Amy

Tabitha@ichoosebliss said...

I listened to her speak on an online seminar and was blown away by her!

Loren said...

The Lord led me to give this to a friend and she is now mentoring other Pastors Wives through reading it! I know it is a must for those in the ministry.....they have to deal with so much and any tool they can have that will help them is such a blessing!


Love you

Andrea said...

I need to read this one....
Blessings,
andrea

Mich said...

As a nonpiano playing, don't sing in the choir, minister's wife, I have finally come to terms with who I am in realtionship with my hubby's job.

BUT I would so enjoy reading someone else's experience.

I happen to like cute shoes!!! :)

Angel Muly said...

I continue hearing such great things about this book. My husband and I have done children's ministry for years (you know he's the ordained pastor and I am the for free wife) and it is true the whole buy one get two thing, only in our case it is buy one get seven. Would love to read this book.
Love and Blessings, Angel

momstheword said...

I am another non-piano playing, non-singing pastor's wife. I already have this book and I have to say that I love it! However, I'm thinking maybe I should go out and buy some cute shoes......

You know she has a blog, right?

Steph T. said...

Bummer! Already have this! Loved this book!

Beth E. said...

I'm not a pastor's wife, but I'm our church's administrative assistant! lol

I would love to give this book to our pastor's wife...does that count?

Rita said...

Sounds like a good book for a young minister's wife to have. What man expects and what God expects are sometimes two different things!

Jane In The Jungle said...

This looks funny!! I'm in!!

Divine Mrs D said...

I'm always looking for a good book :)

LV said...

I hope I am not too late to be considered for this giveaway. That sounds like a great book.

Rufus said...
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Rufus said...

Hey there, I found your blog through Tea with Tiffany. My husband has been ordained for a year now and is assistant pastor so the senior pastor's wife is really thought of as the Pastor's wife. This is a good thing because where I am at right now I don't think I could deal with too many "expectations". I'd love to read this book if you were willing to send it to New Zealand where I live. I look forward to hearing more of you as I drop in now and then. Ruth from New Zealand.

Charlotte said...

Great book title! Hopefully your feeling better and that each day things are improving. I hope you have a lovely weekend with family and friends.

Relyn said...

Really, really love the cover on this one. I am a sucker for a good title and cover.

Kelly Combs said...

I saw an interview with the writer of this book. I think it looks so awesome! As a very active "Church lady" I do think that folks expect us to act, dress & be a certain way. I once wore a pair of (very) high heels and a gal said to me "So I see you're leaving church work for ANOTHER profession." She was joking, but proves the point of this author.

Would love to win!

Goose Hill Farm said...

Going to see if my library carries this one!

Blessings, sweet Kat~
Laura