Sabbatical

Ministry

Take a Break

Ministry can be tiring, ministry can be draining. Ministry, at times, can wear you out. We have probably all experienced those times where we look back and we haven’t had a real day off in fourteen to twenty days. The week before summer camp is spent taking care of the final prep for camp and then that flows right into the week of camp then you return on Saturday from camp, work all day Sunday then spend the next Monday…

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Sabbatical and Creativity

I believe that a part of a sabbatical should be setting aside some time to work on improving creativity,  taking time to tap into parts of the brain that have maybe become dormant due to getting stuck in a rut and doing the same thing over and over.  Today I set aside some time to get the creative juices flowing.  I chose a project that would help me to work through obstacles, build, make connections, placement.  I decided that it…

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Sabbatical Sandwich

One benefit of the sabbatical is I’m at home and in my kitchen each day at lunch (been doing most of the cooking for our family).  I feed the twins and then feed me. Here is my recipe for a sabbatical sandwich: 1 sub roll 2 slices of bologna  2 slices of pepperoni (sandwich size) 2 slices of salami 2 slices of provolone cheese banana pepper rings lettuce (I use the spring mix) Boars Head sub dressing parmesan cheese garlic…

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Isaiah 2

A couple verses I’m rolling through my mind as I read through Isaiah during my sabbatical.  These verses bring up some self evaluation questions in my mind: Is. 2:5 Come, O house of Jacob,    let us walk in the light of the Lord. The following verses (6-8) are about how Israel had embraced superstition, witchcraft, joined up with pagans and they had pursued material gain and they are worshipping idols that they had made with their own hands. How…

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Sabbatical Day Two

Took care of the twins.   “Fred and Wilma” weighed in at the doctors today.  “Wilma” has put on 3lbs and is up to 7.4 and “Fred” is up to 8.3. Did some laundry.  Cooked supper.  Read chapter 2 of Refuel and Isaiah 1.   Good relaxing day today.  Looking forward to sleeping tonight.

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Isaiah 1

During my sabbatical I’m going to be reading and studying the book of Isaiah. Isaiah lived between the years of 840 and 420 B.C.  He was the first of the major prophets.  Isaiah’s name, yeshayahu,  means “Jehovah Saves”.  Tradition says that Isaiah was sawn in two by Manasseh, the king of Judah who reigned after Hezekiah. Some of the notes I made in the margins: >4 kings reigned during the vision that Isaiah saw       –Uzziah       –Jotham…

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Sabbatical Day One

Day one is about officially over for me.  It’s almost 11pm and I’m about to hit the sack, wake up again at 3 and feed babies then go take my friends Byron and Doug back to the airport at 4:30am.  I’m hoping to catch a nap when the babies nap tomorrow. Today was a very enjoyable day for me.  I got to ride with my family to church for the first time in several years.  We took the twins to…

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