Articles by Miriam Hardinge
Entertaining in the minister's family is different. The minister's wife is often called on to entertain at short notice. She must prepare meals for visiting ministers and conference officials and often there is little time for these between-meeting meals. She must, therefore, plan ahead and organize well. Her budget is limited and demands on her hospitality many, so she entertains simply. In this she sets a good example.
AND my wife just laughed and laughed," our minister friend said. . .
I CAN see her now, standing at my front door as she was about to leave after seeking counsel concerning our theological students' wives' club. Her eyes flashed angrily as she said, "Books, books! That's all John thinks about— buying books. There's never anything left over for the house or for clothes, at least hardly any thing, when he's through buying books. Every month he comes home with new ones. I get to hate the sight of books.". . .
WELL," said my husband as he leaned down to loosen the strings of his shoes as we prepared to retire, "that wasn't the kind of day I planned.". . .
"Search as you may through the pages of the bulletins of our colleges, you will find no course entitled Ministerial Wives"
"You don't need me to tell you how fortunate you are in securing the love of the man with whom you have pledged lifelong companionship."
If we want strength for our daily tasks and wisdom to meet the unseen emergencies that will beset us, we need to strengthen our faith by a good reading and prayer program. . .
How are we relating ourselves to the church's great task? Are we every day giving ourselves to God to be used in the place where we are to lighten some dark corner?
I WANT to talk about the six loves of a minister's wife. By these six loves I do not mean the six young hopefuls who asked you for dates (or perhaps whom you hoped would ask you for dates) in your academy and college days. I mean the loves that enrich and govern your life as you stand by the side of your minister husband. . .