I will be taking a “mini-sabbatical” in August. It’s the first time I have tried this. I pastor a small church and we simply can’t afford to go longer with the time frame, but I am grateful for the opportunity to come aside.
This sabbatical is crucial. I’ve been pastor at this church for 12 years. Earlier this year I felt the leading of the Spirit to come aside and hear what the Lord would have for us as a church. The noise of life has been overwhelming and I just need to hear.
The first week will be spent in a silent retreat. (Mostly silent, anyway.) This will be the most crucial time, since the noise of life has been so intense, I just have too much junk built up. It will take some intense prayer to clear the junk out!
During that time, and probably the duration of August, I will make every effort to NOT be on the computer. Blogging has become addicting! I love following so many blogs and the interaction with many of you has been wonderful.
So, I’ll try to blog like a madman for the next five days! 😉
I appreciate your prayers during this time. It is crucial for my ministry and our church.