About Priscilla

Priscilla Morrison

Priscilla Morrison

Here’s a little more about who I am.  

I came from a large, poor, crazy and happy family.  Daddy was a milkman.  Mom was a teacher.  But the most significant thing about our home was that it was Christian.  I didn’t always appreciate that fact.  In fact, I ran as far away as I could until God stopped me in my tracks.  One of the things that drew me back was the relationship of my mother and father—right out of the Bible (Ephesians 5:33).  He loved her the way Christ loved His church.  She respected him and always showed it.  A marriage made in heaven.  We felt very secure as we watched them hold hands when they walked or sit close together on the front seat of the old Buick—like a couple of teenagers.

In 1972 I met and married Larry Morrison, a man I grew to respect for his intellect, his passion for Christ and His people, his love of fellow man, and his faithfulness to me and the six children God gave us.  We ended up with a large, crazy (sometimes poor!) and happy family of our own.   I went  “kicking and screaming” into the role of pastor’s wife, but as usual, God knew best.  I have come to love this role and the dear people that have been brought across our paths.  Even though, for many years, my concentration needed to be at home with our family, I always enjoyed my involvement with the congregations Larry served.

Our two boys and four girls are all grown now.  All are married.  Grandchildren #8 and #9 arrived this fall, two weeks and three continents apart.  We are all quite close, if not geographically, relationally.  Hopefully, “Skype will keep us together.”

In recent years  God continues to shine His light and pour out His blessings in ways I never expected.  The phrase, Surprised by Joy, comes to mind when I thank Him for my involvement in the lives of so many wonderful women.  The retreats have been a special blessing to me, an assurance that God is staggeringly large, and yet works in our little lives.  He loves to use us, in spite of our inadequacies.  He shows up in all His glory to be strength where we are weak.   And then to write a book.  Well, that is funny!  If Mrs. McConnell (my high school English teacher) were here to see me now…she’d never believe it.

Lastly, I am forever grateful for God’s rescuing me from myself, for His Son’s sacrifice on my behalf, for Jesus’ perfect and unique example of how to love, and for His Spirit who has brought about the much-needed changes in my life.  I now know what He meant when Jesus said “I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.”  (John 10:10b)

My prayer for you comes from Ephesians:

I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. (Ephesians 1:15-21 ESV)

Priscilla Morrison

 

Comments

  1. Margaret St.Jean says:

    The website is beautiful! I look forward to checking in from time to time…must learn more about how the other half lives : ) You have been a wonderful friend to our family, and a great example to me – a person who could stand to exercise a little more control! Can’t wait for the book; there are many, I’m sure, who will be blessed by the Lord through your work.

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