Sabbatical

Sabbatical

Sabbatical Reflections

As I return this coming Sunday, I want to begin with a word of overwhelming gratitude for this precious gift of renewal.  On Dec 24 the Elders laid prayerful hands on me as I walked into the next 3 months of this sabbatical gift that you, the church, were giving to me.  It has been an incredibly rewarding time of rest and renewal in my spirit and my mind. Having worked full-time in ministry for 25 years and 10 years…

1 Month To SABBATICAL

In just 4 weeks I’ll be stepping aside for rest, renewal, and refilling the tank. If you are new to RHC, you can read all about this in my first post and second post. Your support and encouragement have been such a blessing to me. Thank you. Sunday, December 24, in our morning assembly, we will recognize the beginning of this next season for me and the gift of rest I am being given. The candlelight service will be an…

2 Months to Sabbatical

We are just under two months until my planned sabbatical begins (which means it is less than 2 months to Christmas, don’t panic).   If you missed the previous post, 3 Months To Sabbatical, access it here.  I want to begin by expressing my deep gratitude towards the church for the way this news has been received over the past 10 months since it was first announced.  In preparing for the announcement and implementation I had anticipated at least a…

3 Months to Sabbatical

Redland Hills Family, It’s been a while since we talked about my upcoming sabbatical and now we are just 3 months away.  So I thought it might be helpful to give you a little more info and answer some of the frequently asked questions.   If you are new to the church, in January of this year I announced, after many months of planning with our Elders, that from January-March 2024 I would be entering a sabbatical.  If you are…