Jaclyn A. Hatcher
Hi! I’m Jaclyn – wife to a handsome bearded Discipleship Pastor named Brian, mom to three darling teenage boys, Harry, Hud, and Hunter, a teacher to some super-cute 4th graders, and a handful of other things to many other people I love.
With nearly 20 years of experience as a minister’s wife, I’ve seen all kinds of things. There are parts of this calling I love, parts I don’t, and parts I wish were a little different. It’s those parts that I wish were different that have brought me here.
The truth is, I didn’t know I could write. I still spend a lot of time convincing myself that I can’t. Creative writing wasn’t my favorite subject in school (that was history and science), and it wasn’t until other people started telling me it was what I was meant to do that I started taking it seriously.
For awhile, it was just a fun hobby. Later, it became an outlet for something the Lord very directly called me to do. Now, it’s a passion. A passion for what, you ask? My passion is to encourage others to share their stories without fear, and for all of us to learn from each other and grow together in the most authentic way possible.
The truth is, none of us have it all together, and it’s time to quit pretending we do. Life is too short, and it’s sometimes hard, but it’s so much better with people who understand walking beside us.
Also, I have a very special place in my heart for other ministers’ wives. Unless you are one, it’s hard to understand the blessing and difficulty that comes with this calling. I see it as a gift now, no doubt, but it wasn’t always that way. Every once in awhile, I will be writing directly to them, but for the most part, this blog is for every believer in Jesus.