The word “confession” is often negatively associated with crimes, scandal, or sin. We confess in a court of law. We confess to our parents. We confess something about ourselves every time we let a proverbial skeleton out of the closet. But the word “confession” also has a positive connotation meaning “a statement of belief in the doctrines of a particular faith.”
In 2 Corinthians Chapter 9, Paul challenged the church at Corinth to give a financial gift to aid the Jerusalem congregation out of the “obedience” that accompanied their “confession of the gospel of Jesus Christ”. In the sixth chapter of Paul’s first letter to Timothy, Paul encouraged Timothy to live his faith actively. He said: “Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.” As Christians, then, we are called not only to profess our faith in Christ Jesus, but also to live our lives in such a way that our words, actions, and deeds give life and breath to Christ’s name.
If you are reading this blog with the hope that we will air the dirty laundry and imperfections of the church we serve, you’ve come to the wrong place. But if you are interested in a behind-the-scenes look at what REALLY goes on in a pastor’s home, then this blog is for you.
We have been in ministry together for over 15 years. Along the way, we have had the privilege of mentoring and discipling many people. But truth be told, they have taught us so much more, and we continue to learn. Everyday. Our posts will be a humble attempt at sharing with you the wisdom that has been imparted to us…our “confessions.”
We are an ordinary, imperfect family trying to live the life God has for us. We do some things well, and in other areas, we need a lot of work. And grace. And while my husband may not be YOUR pastor, my guess is they’re not that different. It is our hope and our prayer that through our candid posts, you come to see the families God calls to lead His people, more like your family. And perhaps, you’ll be inspired to open your heart to the call God has on your life.
We hope you will join us on this journey.