The main thing I wanted to do with this post is simply to celebrate. I did it! I took a sabbatical. It wasn’t perfectly executed, and it didn’t involve elaborate planning or expensive travel to exotic locations. It was simply a restful, relaxing, enjoyable, reflective, reading, and slow-paced life parenthesis.
A pastor can’t seize sabbatical. He can only enter it with confidence in a team of leaders who will support and enable his extended absence.
I’m thankful for Thanksgiving. A cultural moment that encourages gratitude. Here are the mile markers that have spurred gratitude in me this year.