Mending Weary Souls:  7 Things I Learned During My Sabbatical

Mending Weary Souls: 7 Things I Learned During My Sabbatical

Today is the official last day of my sabbatical. Over the last ten weeks, the church where I have served on the worship staff for eleven years, graciously granted me a sabbatical. Honestly, I thought I was being proactive by taking the sabbatical BEFORE I reached the point of burnout. I didn't think I was overly weary. I knew I was tired, but I thought I just needed a little break. The truth is, I was working at an unsustainable pace a ...

Shabbat is Here!

It started well over a year ago. I reached my 10th year of serving on our church staff and began to pray through when I should take a sabbatical. It took quite awhile to figure out when would be a good time (because no time ever seems to present itself as a good time to be away). As Matt and I prayed, we landed on now. This month and next. May and June 2016. Over the last couple of months, I've been drinking my tea from this mug a friend lo ...