- It is hard to unplug.
- Ministry goes on without me.
- God likes for me to smile.
- There is still not enough time for me to do what I want to do.
- Life is better when I am rested.
- I'm barely scratching the surface of life with Jesus.
- The Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) say very little about church.
- I constantly feel like I should be doing something.
- Sunday mornings are disconcerting for me when I'm out of my routine.
- I love my church. I really miss seeing people.
- Prayer is harder than I thought.
- My family is great. I like them.
- There is a lot of restless among the people of God.
- We want him to do something radical and new.
Saturday, February 1, 2014
Lessons from Sabbatical
Crossroads graciously has granted me a sabbatical for the first two months of 2014. In my 25 years as a pastor, I've never had such a break from the weekly routine of ministry. This has been quite a blessing for me. I've had extended time with the Lord, and I have visited other churches.
Here are a few random lessons I have learned from my experience.