14 Things Pastor's Kids Know All Too Well

14 Things Pastor's Kids Know All Too Well

Church is more than a place of worship.

Being a Pastor's Kid is a unique experience, to say the least. It is an even more unique experience when you become a Pastor's kid when you're an adult. However, there are things that both lifelong and adult pastor's kids have in common. With that in mind, I decided to write something on that topic.

1) You have heard your parent's sermon at least twice before everyone else does

Sometimes, actually attending church means that you will have to listen to that same "funny moment" for the third time. Trying to laugh can sometimes be harder than actually laughing.

2) Church people love to hear the "juicy" details about your life.

Sometimes those questions got a little too personal for your liking

3) One of your interesting facts when introducing yourself has been that you are a pastor's kid.

Yeah, that's me.

4) Church music, whether that be traditional or contemporary, somehow gets stuck in your head at the worst times.


5) You know words like "narthex," "sacristy" and "canon."

Just look them up, people.

6) When you chose a college, you had to think of whether you wanted to go to a religious college or a public one.

Being a pastor's kid meant that colleges offered financial benefits for awesome students like you.

7) You know the four seasons by the color vestments that your parents wore over their robe.

Forget the traditional four seasons. When you are in the church, you see colors as red, green, purple, and white

8) People were shocked when they found out that your mom was a pastor.

A woman? In the pulpit? I mean, it is 2016.

9) You could always spot your parent's car in the parking lot because it had "clergy" on the back.

10) You LOVE church gossip.

I mean, in the grand scheme of things, who doesn't? I personally find the irony that people don't like each other at a church quite funny.

11) You have gotten upset over something a church member has said to you and you had to talk with you parent pastor later on.

Sometimes, with all of the pressure we are under, PKs take it personally. Give us a break.

12) You could write and deliver a sermon with no bumps whatsoever.

Arm movements and all, you could flawlessly deliver that awesome sermon. It comes with years of practice in the pew.

13) You have seen your parent get into "pastor mode" and know not to go anywhere near them on a Sunday.

Sundays were the day of rest for everyone except for you.

14) At the end of the day, your parent performs miracles on a daily basis.

Even though there are things you wish you could change, in reality you wouldn't change a thing.

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17 Empowering Bible Verses For Women

You go, girl.

We all have those days where we let the negative thoughts that we're "not good enough," "not pretty enough" or "not smart enough" invade our minds. It's easy to lose hope in these situations and to feel like it would be easier to just give up. However, the Bible reminds us that these things that we tell ourselves are not true and it gives us the affirmations that we need. Let these verses give you the power and motivation that you're lacking.

1. Proverbs 31:25

"She is clothed with strength and dignity and she laughs without fear of the future."

2. Psalm 46:5

"God is within her, she will not fall."

3. Luke 1:45

"Blessed is she who believed that the Lord would fulfill His promises to her."

4. Proverbs 31:17

"She is energetic and strong, a hard worker."

5. Psalm 28:7

"The Lord is my strength and my shield."

6. Proverbs 11:16

"A gracious woman gains respect, but ruthless men gain only wealth."

7. Joshua 1:9

"Be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go."

8. Proverbs 31:30

"Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last; but a woman who fears the Lord will be greatly praised."

9. 1 Corinthians 15:10

"By the grace of God, I am what I am."

10. Proverbs 31:26

"When she speaks, her words are wise, and she gives instructions with kindness."

11. Psalm 139:14

"I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made."

12. 1 Peter 3:3-4

"Don't be concerned about the outward beauty of fancy hairstyles, expensive jewelry, or beautiful clothes. You should clothe yourselves instead with the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God."

13. Colossians 2:10

"And in Christ you have been brought to fullness."

14. 2 Timothy 1:7

"For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline."

15. Jeremiah 29:11

"'For I know the plans I have for you,' says the Lord. 'They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.'"

16. Exodus 14:14

"The Lord himself will fight for you. Just stay calm."

17. Song of Songs 4:7

"You are altogether beautiful, my darling, beautiful in every way."

Next time you're feeling discouraged or weak, come back to these verses and use them to give you the strength and power that you need to conquer your battles.

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And how it can structure yours.


It would be a complete fabrication of the truth if I pretended that my life in any way has been picture perfect. Things are messy, life is messy, and my life becomes an endless cycle of self provoked destruction.

I've had short bursts of motivation as a last expedient to seize control of the downward spiral I have endured. But mostly they have diminished along with any motivation I have left.

None of these short term solutions have yet to salvage my mental, physical, and academic state. SO, as an attempt to overhaul my life, I decided the best way to strive for control, is to organize every aspect of my life.

Yes, this could become unhealthy if I used this tactic as a way to tear myself down or over analyze my accomplishments, or lack thereof. But I try to view my life as something I have a say in while considering that not everything will be perfect or completely satisfy my goals for myself.

To successfully enact this measure, I try to never go into a day unaware of what I must accomplish, what tasks/work I have to attend to, and stocked with a full calendar and set of alarms that prevent me from missing deadlines. Although mildly time-consuming to detail my life in advance, it is greatly beneficially outweighed through the amount of time this tactic saves me.

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I am grateful for the role that organization has played in my life and suggest that everyone incorporate some type of underlying structure in their lives, to realize that anything is achievable with proper organizational preparation.

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