Before starting my sabbatical, I was asked what my master plan was going to be for the sabbatical. I responded that I had no idea what a sabbatical was, but I wanted to 1.) spend more time with my family(and disconnected from social media) 2.) spend more time praying and 3.) spend more time in the Word.
Resting through the Restlessness
We sat at home during a typically snowy/muddy/miserable Copper Mountain May, and I’ve never felt cabin fever so much in my whole life. The full stop on emails/social media/work travel was terribly unnerving for me. I began journaling during this time as well, and I discovered some ugly things lurking in my heart that I knew I had to let the Lord deal with. In June, I took the family to Australia for five weeks of relaxation and rejuvenation before coming back to the east coast to visit our relatives.
Since returning from the sabbatical, I feel better spiritually, physically and mentally. I’ve been told my sermons are better. Haha. I’ve felt more excited about some of the big picture stuff we’ve been wrestling through in the office. In hindsight, I’m positive that I’ve been a bit uprooted from the busyness-of-putting-out-prover