M2M Scavenger Hunt

m2mscavengerhunt

Okay, ministry wives.  This event is JUST FOR YOU!  Buckle down because I have what I hope is the most fun ‘get to know you’ game ever.   Let me tell you about it.

You know that I started the Woman Beside the Man feature for ministry wives a few months back before I accidentally on purpose destroyed my website.  Now that everything is back on track, I thought we would do a speed-friending of sorts (great idea, Mary Beth!) through the M2M Blogroll via an online scavenger hunt! 

Here’s how we will play:

1.  Below you will find a series of 15 questions.  Copy and paste them into a new post and answer each one.  NOTE:   Don’t stick to yes/no responses.  Feel free to elaborate on the answers.  Give us some good details so there will be more info to dig! 

2.  Prior to the actual hunt, you will publish your answers on your blog and then add that post link to the Mr. Linky provided ON THIS POST. 

3.  I will give you a couple of days to visit the girls who are playing along.  I will also be visiting during this time to compile a list of ‘treasures’ to scavenge. 

4.  I will create A QUESTIONS/ANSWERS POST where I will ask things such as, “Name a ministry wife who lives in a parsonage  and is addicted to Diet Dr. Pepper and Milk Duds.”   {Wait.  That’s me.  That answer doesn’t count.}  You will place your answers in the comments.  There may be more than one correct answer but each will be verified.  Also, comments will be hidden so those following behind you can’t scavenge off your hard work.  Not that anyone would do that.

5.  The first two people to correctly post the answers will win The Pioneer Woman’s new cookbook.    And no, The Pioneer Woman has no clue I even exist nor does she need my help in promoting her cookbook.  I just love sharing my favorite things and this is currently one of them that I have yet to order.  I’ll be getting mine when I get yours as a parting gift for myself. 

6.  I will place the button to this post in my sidebar so you can refer to it easily.   You are also welcome to grab the button for your own post.  I would give you code but since 1.  I don’t know how and 2. I’m too tired tonight to figure it out, I’ll have to ask you to right-click to save the image and then load it old school.  The deadline for adding your answers to Mr. Linky is Monday, November 9th.  The Scavenger Question/Answer post will open Wednesday, November 11th.  Answers will be accepted until 10 p.m. Thursday, November 12th.  Winners will be announced Friday, November 13th.  Sound like a plan?

7.  RULES:  There’s only one.  Since we are scavenging the M2M Blogroll your blog listing must be submitted by THIS FRIDAY if it does not already appear.  You can submit those through my contact pageby sending  your name, blog name, blog url, and husband’s area of ministry.  I’ll get all the updates done as they come in. 

So that’s it!  I hope ya’ll know I’m setting myself up here to look like an enormous doofus if no one signs up.  But it’s okay if you don’t want to play.  Never mind me as I crawl in the bed and suck my thumb for two or seven days.  

Without further hesitation, here are your questions…

The Treasures

1.  First Name.

2.  State and Country of Residence.

3.  Husband’s Ministry Title. 

4.  Length of time in Current Ministry Location. {IMPORTANT:  There are several of you who may not be in a current ‘official’ pastorate/ministry, etc.  That makes you no less a minister’s wife!  You play along, girlfriends, and let us pray for you!}

5.  Children?  If yes, give gender and ages.

6.  Number of unique  homes in which you’ve lived during your marriage. 

7.  Cook Sunday lunch or eat out?

8.  Typically on time for Sunday School or not?

9.  Favorite TV Show.

10.  Something you watch/like/do that you would never tell the church people. (Except now you just did…lol)

11.  Most annoying church-related pet peeve.

12.  One thing you need to throw away but can’t bring yourself to do it.

13.  The one food you can not live without.

14.  Parsonage or have your own home?

15.  Freak when the doorbell rings or always ready for a visitor?

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Once you’ve answered these questions, please sign Mr. Linky below with a direct link to your answers, not your home page.  Any home page links will be deleted.  Questions?  Leave them in the comments and I’ll respond there as well.   

P.S.  If y’all think this is as fun as I do, we’ll do a Civilian Version!

Woman Beside The Man Tammy Worsham

Hey Girls!

Please forgive my lack of posting WBTM for the last couple of weeks. I have no good excuse! I am excited to introduce you to sweet Tammie Fay whom I got to meet at Nashville’s Deeper Still back in ’07. Y’all give her a big welcome and be sure to visit her personal blog. I am enjoying these spotlights so much and I truly hope you are too. Now, let’s hear from Tammie Faye!

1. Please share your Real Name and Blog Name:

Name: Tammie Worsham Blog Name: TammieFay

2. In what area/areas of ministry do you serve alongside your husband? How long have you been in ministry?

I serve in Women’s Ministry and teach Adult Women’s Sunday School. 28 years

3. What is your favorite part of being a ministry wife?

Watching people “get it”! Being a part of that. Seeing them fall in love with God’s Word and develop a hunger and thirst for Him!

4. Describe your personal giftedness. How do you exercise that within the church?

I am a teacher. I walked too long in Biblical ignorance as a Christian. 11 years ago I began to pray Psalm 119 over my life. Being the gracious, merciful and truthful God that He is, He answered and my life has been transformed by His living Word. I do not mean to sound over dramatic when I say this, but it is true…I cannot live without it and what is even more amazing is that I don’t even want to try! I am awed by the revelation of Himself that God has left to us. There are too many women in our churches today who are as I was….it is my heart’s desire to see them develop a hunger and thirst for his Word and to know it! To that end, I teach, admonish and encourage through Sunday School, and Women’s Bible Study.

5. If you have children, what’s the most embarrassing PK thing they’ve ever done? If you do not have children, have you committed a blunder yourself that you can laugh about now?

We have 4 daughters, and it has always been important for us to be truthful in all things with our children. For that reason, we made the decision to be truthful about “Santa Clause” with our girls. They always knew their Christmas gifts came from us and of course, we always related the spiritual significance of that. We never wanted to leave an opportunity for any doubt to be placed in their minds about the existence of Jesus (my husband was devastated as a young child when he learned the truth about Santa). When my youngest, who is now 15, was in elementary school, she went about “enlightening” some friends on the playground about Santa. One of them was in our church….got a call that afternoon from her Mom….wanted me to know what my child had done….wanted to know why….wanted me to do something…..wanted my child to recant! I told her I was very sorry that my child had upset hers and then I started trying to explain where my child was coming from….I don’t think that’s what she wanted!

6. What is the single most important piece of advice you would like to offer other ministry wives?

This might fall on some differently than others, depending on the denomination you serve in, but hear me on this…..God is our security! In the denomination I serve, job security is about as “iffy” as a SEC College football coach’s. We might be tempted to think that our husband’s welfare…our family’s welfare, rests in the hands of fallible men. Our God is Sovereign….He IS in control!
“He is your constant source of security. He abundantly provides safety and great wisdom. He gives all this to those who fear Him.” Isaiah 33:6 (NET)

7. Do you have a question about ministry life you’d like answered by those who reading this spotlight?

When you have received criticism about your husband, do you always share with him what you have heard or do you keep it to yourself to shield him?

8. Where can we visit you on the web? (blog url)

His Word Is Life To Me/www.psalm119-5.blogspot.com

Woman Beside the Man Rachel Hinton!

Seriously. Can someone please tell me if there is another PW in the world as adorable as Rachel Hinton? And look at that baby?! I love that she exudes joy in ministry and I can promise you – if we lived closer – I’d be hanging out with this darlin’ girl. :)

Y’all please take a minute to get to know Rachel and don’t forget to answer the questions she has for you! If you would like to be featured in Woman Beside the Man, simply send an email to womanbesidetheman@gmail.com and you will receive instructions on how to do so.

1. Please share your Real Name and Blog Name:

My name is Rachel and my blog name is The Hinton Home.

2. In what area/areas of ministry do you serve alongside your husband? How long have you been in ministry?

My husband and I have served on staff as the director and assistant director of youth for three years.

3. What is your favorite part of being a ministry wife?

Seeing spiritual progress in our own lives and in the lives of others. I know we’re supposed to walk by faith, but every now and then God gives us a little peek at what He’s doing and it leaves me wide-eyed and gasping for breath. He is so good. I can’t wait for heaven!

4. Describe your personal giftedness. How do you exercise that within the church?

Right now my passion is encouraging teenage girls. We have a weekly Bible study just for them. I help equip them and cheer them on as they seek the Lord, minister to their schools and make tough, scary decisions for Him. Why in the world do I get to do this?!?

5. If you have children, what’s the most embarrassing PK thing they’ve ever done? If you do not have children, have you committed a blunder yourself that you can laugh about now?

When our baby was three weeks old, my husband was preaching in the main service and he couldn’t pass up the chance to introduce her to the congregation. I carried her up on stage for a portion of the message. Just as he was showing her off, her diaper sprung a little leak and she wet her Daddy mid-sermon!

6. What is the single most important piece of advice you would like to offer other ministry wives?

I’m way too new to this whole thing to offer any wisdom of my own, so I’ll pass along something a mentor shared with me. Make sure your husband knows you’re his biggest fan and loudest cheerleader. Our words mean more to them than they let on. What we say can either fan their passion for what they do or it can snuff it right out, so be gentle.

7. Do you have a question about ministry life you’d like answered by those who reading this spotlight?

I have a thousand! But I’ll spare you. :) How do you handle those handful of people who seem bound and determined to create drama in your husband’s ministry area? Not those people who are advising him/giving helpful feedback/voicing legitimate concerns, but those who seem to want to stir up dissension? How do you keep from taking it personally?

8. Where can we visit you on the web? (blog url)

http://thehintonhome.blogspot.com

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