Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Where would I be without her?

As Lead Pastor, I know that there are so many people that contribute to the success of the Ministry. Usually the Pastor gets all of the recognition for things done right. The downside to that is the Pastor gets the blame for things done wrong. But most of the time it's the praise for things done right :) My point is, there are a lot of people that make the success of the church happen. Not just the pastor. In this post, I want to give praise to my wife. She is absolutely amazing. We've been pastoring Living Springs for 9 years and I don't think I could have done it without her. She doesn't know it all of the time but I look to her when I'm not sure what to do. I tell her about something and she'll give me her insight and I'm able to see things more clearly. She is the Supreme Administration Executive. It doesn't matter what it is, she's there. If she's not heading it up, she's in the mix in a big way. She's really the go-to person in the ministry. Every announcement made is followed by something like this...."If you need any additional information, see Tiff." Tiff has a wonderful singing voice and she leads the worship in our church. I think if one of us had to go, the church would keep her and let me go. :-) She's invaluable. I only hope I let her know that and that I tell her often enough how much I appreciate her dedication to me our family and our ministry. In many ways she is what keeps me going. I am in no way disillusioned in thinking that any success I've had is singular to me. We are a team and she is in many ways, the captain!

2 comments:

Colin Lamm said...

That's a very inspiring tribute. This past year particularly has enabled me to see ever more deeply the divine wisdom behind the statment "and the two shall become one flesh". This is not just a reflection on the joint imprint of their lives realized through the birth of their children. There is a real oneness that is at the heart of this statement. I hate to even imagine where I would be without my wife.

Shannon said...

Colin,

Oneness is a wonderful description of the way I feel about her and it's clear how you feel about your wife. Tiff is truly half the man I am. As you know, ministry is hard on the pastor but it's equally hard on the spouse. They go through everything we go through while still showing great support for us. They're amazing!