Be Connected
To provide another source of connection, we developed a link for GLD Pastors' Wives on our Great Lakes District website under the ministry tab.  This will provide an opportunity for us to send you a text to our bi-monthly email. Many of you mentioned a text would be more effective. You will find an archive of bi-monthly emails, resource books, and our events.  Feel free to direct other pastors' wives to the link as a resource.

Be Encouraged
Our prayer theme for May and June will be focused on our Proverbs 31 Rooted Woman of Valor's Fruit from her Life Realm of Home and Work (Outside) (pg.22-27 in our book)
* Our Home and Work (Outside)

Profitable Enterprise 
* Our Home and Work (Inside)

* Our Marriage
Proverbs 31:16-19 provides a picture of our rooted woman of valor and her accomplishments outside her home.  After addressing her key priorities of her husband, family, and work inside her home, she now has time to pursue other skills and interest.


Specific Prayer Focus - Our Proverbs 31 mentor provides wise Actions and Attitudes that we can pray for each other as we seek God's wisdom for the profitable enterprises He gifts and guides us to take on with boldness and excellence. 
1. Profitable trading (16)
Precise judgments (16)
16 She considers a field and buys it; with the fruit of her hands she plants a vineyard.

Prayer - to act on our areas of giftedness and ambitions with the goal to bless our Lord, families, and our lives. To have precise judgments by research, dialogue and acting with wisdom. 


2. Plants vinyard (16) 
Passionate strength (17) 
17 She dresses herself with strength and makes her arms strong.

- for passionate strength in body, mind, and spirit and the courage and energy the Lord promises to provide. Psalm 28:7 "The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy and with my song I praise him."

3. Ponders effectiveness (18)
Pleasurable satisfaction (18)
18 She perceives that her merchandise is profitable. Her lamp does not go out at night.  

Prayer -
for discipline to take time before the Lord and interaction with our husbands to reevaluate our efforts and activities, then recalibrate our priorities as needed.
Matthew 25:21 "Well done, good and faithful servant!"  You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come share your master's happiness."

4. Prepares materials (19)
Persistent in tasks (19)
19 She puts her hands to the distaff, and her hands hold the spindle.

Prayer - for joy and balance in the many details of home and work that need our faithful persistence to bless our husbands, family, and world.

Action point

Keep a journal of specific ways the Lord speaks to you as you pray and live out these Scriptures

Let us pray "so that Christ may dwell in our hearts through faith.  And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord's holy people to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ." Colossian 3:17-18 (NIV)

Be Resourced
With all current challenging issues with church leaders and in the world arena, our resource this month is an article that Rick and I read about Billy Graham and his team and their process of setting standards of integrity in relating to the opposite sex and other key issues as ministers of the Gospel. The Modesto Manifesto: A Declaration of Biblical Integrity 

Be aware that many of the regional GLD groups will be having pastors and wives' dinners this summer. Check with your husband and plan to attend to be connected, encouraged and resourced.
Jan Thompson and GLD Pastors' Wives Team 
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