All through school I wished I had a nickname. Nicknames were cool and they were like status symbols...if you had a nickname you were special. Well, the nicknames I remember being given were anything but cool..."daddy long legs", "stilts", others are better left off the page!
My day of truly gaining a "cool" nickname came as my oldest daughter named me after my graduation and ordination. I have always been "mom", which has been one of my greatest joys and callings...but on this very special day, I became "Pastor Mom"! It was cute and endearing and I loved it. Soon I had a desk plate that was proudly given to me by my daughter to display my nickname for all to see. Everyone that comes in to my office eventually reads it aloud..."Pastor Mom"...and they all like it! I am now officially cool!
The thing I love about this is that I can take the nurturing, caring, mothering side of me that God has developed over the last 25 years, and yoke it with my passion for Christ, and my love for His people. Can you get any cooler than this! So now I proudly tout the name, Pastor Mom...
Hopefully, on these pages you will receive encouragement, laughter, love, and God's insights as well as a little mothering along the way! Remember, you were all given a mother for a reason!
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