Denise Day Spencer

January 31, 2006

On being supportive

Filed under: Home Front — denisedayspencer @ 2:00 am

I decided long ago that since Michael knew he’d be going into the ministry, he should have picked a different wife. I’ve never been even close to being the ideal supportive minister’s wife. But every now and then there are those days that are just laughable. Like this past Sunday.

First, I was late to his Bible study class (as always).

Second, I forgot to fix the breakfast that I fix for him every Sunday morning between his Bible study on campus and our worship service 20 miles away. No reason; I just plain ol’ forgot.

So I tried to make it right at the last minute by giving him something that it turned out he really, really disliked.

Then we got to church and I had to leave at the very start of his sermon because of a hack-up-a-lung coughing fit. I spent the first half of his message in the church basement blowing my nose and sipping Diet Pepsi, and the second half sitting on the steps in the back and sucking on a lozenge.

Katie Luther I’m not. But then, I could never be a nun, either.



  1. I don’t know why, but this got me laughing pretty hard!

    Comment by Phillip Winn — January 31, 2006 @ 10:48 pm | Reply

  2. Hi Denise,

    I think I have you beat in the minister’s wife “Hall of Shame”-We were starting a church out of our home and I once FELL ASLEEP…mouth open and everything…during my husband speaking. This might have gone unnoticed in a larger setting but as 1 of 4 people attending, it WAS noticeable. Of course, I never fall asleep without SNORING! Needless to say, it didn’t turn out to be a very good Sunday. BTW, 2 of the 4 were my daughters.

    Love your blog. Glad you are writing here. I agree with your husband that your thoughts are GOLD for us to read!(Our first Christmas With Grandma).

    Comment by BDD — February 11, 2006 @ 7:56 am | Reply

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