As pastors’ wives, you constantly pour yourselves into others. It seems sometimes like the work is never-ending. You pour ourselves into your husbands, your children, the ladies in your church, the children’s ministry leaders, your small group, and more. If you don’t find a way to replenish ourselves, you can quickly find yourself weary and discouraged with nothing left to give.
A simple way to fill back up again is to listen to podcasts. They’re free and available any time of day or night. Through podcasts, we have the opportunity to hear from some of today’s greatest preachers, authors, leaders, and creatives. You can learn new concepts, fascinating ideas, and find the encouragement we so desperately need.
When you listen to a podcast, you stop feeling lonely. You realize you’re not alone in our struggles. There is somebody out there going through something similar and feeling the same way. You can find the inspiration we need to get back up, brush ourselves off, and keep serving in our homes and ministries.
A pastor’s wife has a schedule already so full, adding one more thing may seem impossible. Consider incorporating listening to a podcast episode while you wash the dishes, clean the house, take a walk, drive, or even while you are showering and getting ready for the day. There are so many great podcasts to choose from.
Here is a list of ten podcasts to get you started:
This leadership podcast is great for anyone serving in ministry, from pastors to nursery workers. Carey interviews leaders serving in different aspects of ministry. She gives insight into what is working in churches across the country and around the world.
#2- The Happy Hour
In this fun podcast, Jamie sits down with a girlfriend each week to chat about life and faith. It features big names like Priscilla Shirer, Candace Cameron-Bure, Kathie Lee Gifford, Beth Moore, Christine Caine, Korie Robertson, and amazing authors like Shauna Niequist, Alli Worthington, Ann Voskamp, Jen Hatmaker, and Melanie Shankle. This podcast is sure to capture and keep your attention.
Rick Warren is the pastor of Saddleback Church in California. This is a preaching podcast and is produced Monday through Friday. Each episode is about twenty-five minutes long. Pastor Rick’s messages give you just what you need to get through your day.
Jacque Garner is a podcaster and blogger with a heart to encourage and inspire pastors’ wives. With almost 30 years of experience being married to a pastor, she understands the joys and challenges that come with this unique calling. She believes that pastors’ wives can embrace with joy whatever and wherever ministry takes them as they lean into God, abide in His Word, and allow the Holy Spirit to lead them by the hand.
#5 – Read-Aloud Revival
This podcast is good for moms with children still at home. In this delightful podcast, Sarah Mackenzie reminds us of the importance of reading aloud to our children. Episodes contain book recommendations for little ones all the way to teenagers and interviews with some of today’s greatest authors and artists.
Kristi Clover is so full of energy and encouragement. In this interview-style podcast, she interviews authors and bloggers about ways they find to encourage themselves in the Lord and household hacks to live simply.
#7 – That Sounds Fun
Annie F. Downs is just plain fun. In her podcast, she talks about everything with her guests from food to faith to football. She interviews worship leaders, authors, sports announcers, and more. If it sounds fun, she wants to talk about it.
#8 – WHOA That’s Good
This podcast features Sadie Robertson from the popular TV show Duck Dynasty. The concept of her podcast is fresh and new. She asks just one question to her guests. “What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?” Starting with Bob Goff, author of Love Does and Everybody Always, and moving on to Cory Asbury, the songwriter who wrote Reckless Love, Sadie’s podcast is off to an exciting start.
All of these podcasts are worth taking the time to listen to, even if you are not a pastor’s wife. So pick one today and start listening.