It's a Girl Thing (3 of 3) by Kerry Shook

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It's a Girl Thing (3 of 3)
Series: Trading Spaces
Pastor Kerry and Chris Shook

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• Gen. 3:4, 5 (NIV)


• You forget what the 'S' really stands for: significance

• Psalm 139:16, 17 (LB)

• You can't reveal your true identity

• You have trouble trusting the real superhero


Learn to find balance

• Eccles. 3:1 (NIV)

Encourage your child to discover their giftedness


Well it's Mother's Day, the day that we recognize moms. We ought to recognize them 365 days a year, but at least you get to do that on Mother's Day. So, if you're a mom, would you stand because, we want to honor you. That's the least that we can do. (Applause) You deserve a whole lot more than that, so hopefully someone's taking you out to lunch today. Let's hope they at least worked that out.

I wanted a woman's touch today, so my wife, the love of my life, Chris, is helping me out a lot with the message today as we talk about women. We've been in the series that we're calling "Trading Spaces" - understanding the opposite sex, and we've sort of been trading spaces over the last several weeks as we're trying to look at life from the other's perspective. And, this last week, our pastors and I literally got to trade spaces with our wives.

Every year I take the pastors' wives of our church on a retreat where we take twenty-four hours, one night, at a hotel, and we have a really good time. We get to share about the uniqueness about being a pastor's wife and the things that come along with that. Things like living in a fishbowl - everybody being interested in kind of what's in your shopping cart or what your house - if you have your yard taken care of and all those things.... And things like the fact that - well most of you probably wouldn't call your doctor's wife and ask her to diagnose you and expect her to have a lot of medical background, or your plumber's wife to be able to fix your toilet. But, most people expect a pastor's wife to, well, have memorized the Bible, know the whole church calendar - a lot of things we have trouble keeping up with sometimes. So, we appreciate your patience in that, but we just have a lot of fun together when the pastors' wives get away. But, I think that the best thing that comes out of it is that our husbands actually get to see how much their wives really do.

And believe me, we really appreciate them when they come back over that twenty-four hour period. In fact, I called Stan about halfway through this ordeal, and I said, "Stan, how's it going over there with the triplets?" And the first thing that came out of his mouth was, "What time did they say they were coming home?"
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