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Ministry Matters: What You Miss When You Choose Stillness

This thing called sabbatical. If I didn’t know better, I’d say it was a living thing because it keeps changing, shifting like the sand, exposing different sides, different layers. Or…maybe it is me who is changing. At every turn of life during sabbatical, I am intrigued by what God is showing me about resting in… Read More Ministry Matters: What You Miss When You Choose Stillness

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Sabbatical Surprises {6 Month Report}

I came to this writing place three weeks in a row to give you my promised sabbatical update. But no words came. If you’ve followed our sabbatical, you know by now that it has been an evolution of sorts- a time that keeps changing and shifting and teaching and shaping. A lot has changed just… Read More Sabbatical Surprises {6 Month Report}

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Ministry Matters: Rest is More Than an Antidote

I wasn’t too familiar with the practicality of an antidote until recently. In the past, my only exposure to the idea was when we visited the serpentarium in Orlando, FL and watched them milking the venom from the most poisonous snakes on the earth. The venom is milked in only a few places in the… Read More Ministry Matters: Rest is More Than an Antidote

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Sabbatical Changes {4 Month Report}

I’ve had quite a few emails recently from pastors’ wives and friends, asking me what our sabbatical has been like, and inquiring about the changes that we’ve made. “Do you mind sharing what you are doing differently?” they’ve said. And I am thrilled to share what God has been doing in our family through this… Read More Sabbatical Changes {4 Month Report}