Sabbatical, Bonus: Lessons From My Social Media Fast

This is the last post about the month-long sabbatical I took in November. Thank you for reading the series and for the encouraging words that many of you have shared with me about the series. In this post, I want to share with you some lessons I learned from the social media fast that accompanied … Continue reading Sabbatical, Bonus: Lessons From My Social Media Fast

Sabbatical, Bonus: My Church Visit Experiences

I know, I know, I know...I need to finish out this series on my sabbatical before the end of the year! Sorry for the delay between posts but I promised you two bonus segments, so here's the first one that deals with my church visit experiences. First, let's reset the series. In November, I went on … Continue reading Sabbatical, Bonus: My Church Visit Experiences

Sabbatical, Part 4: How to Incorporate Sabbatical into Everyday Life

If you've been following this blog series then you're getting a good feel for how impactful my recent sabbatical was for me.  It was kind of like the experience of realigning tires on a car.  When your tires get out of alignment, you can still move forward but it's not a smooth ride; and, sooner … Continue reading Sabbatical, Part 4: How to Incorporate Sabbatical into Everyday Life

Sabbatical, Part 3: What I Learned

Continuing the blog series on my month-long sabbatical, today I'll share what I learned.  If you've been following the series, you know that I tried to be very intentional about my time away from ministry.  That intentionality served me well and allowed me to be open to new ideas, new lessons, and new observations.  Here's … Continue reading Sabbatical, Part 3: What I Learned

Sabbatical, Part 2: What I Did

On Monday I started a blog series about my recent month-long sabbatical. You can read the first part here. In this second installment of the series, I want to tell you what I did. Since I wanted to be very intentional with my time away from ministry, I structured my sabbatical around three agenda items: … Continue reading Sabbatical, Part 2: What I Did