Archive | Sabbath

17 July 2009 ~ 1 Comment

Summer Sabbatical Scoop 6

Since returning from our camping trip to Buellton, sabbatical has been hopping. Is that an oxymoron? Should sabbaticals be this busy? Apparently, only if you’re at home during them! The week we returned, Colleen was at one of her two jobs (nursing and teaching) for most of the week. Josh had football practice every day […]

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15 March 2009 ~ 4 Comments

Best 23 Years Of My Life!

Today, Colleen & I celebrated our 23rd wedding anniversary. Without a doubt, I married UP. This amazing woman took hold of my heart and has been partnering with Jesus to help bring me to places I would never have imagined. We stayed at a bed & breakfast (those are our favorite) in Carpinteria. It was […]

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06 March 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Upcoming Sabbatical

A week ago Sunday (on February 22), we had our Annual Congregation Meeting. I wrote about some of it as it relates to my upcoming Sabbatical here. I plan to write about it here to keep everyone (family, friends, and church) up to date on our plans, as well as to give those outside NewHeart […]

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21 February 2009 ~ 2 Comments

Sabbatical Plans

Tomorrow evening, during our Annual Congregation Meeting, our Church Council will take some time to share about my upcoming Sabbatical. They’ll also be taking questions anyone has. If you’re a Pastor who is reading this blog, and you have experience with an intentional Sabbatical, I’d love to connect with you. I am looking for as […]

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30 May 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Final Day of Foursquare Convention

Great day! This morning, one of our District Supervisors, Peter Bonanno, spoke about the Sabbath commandment. This Winter, he was on a Sabbatical, which is a growing principle for our Pastors. A much needed one. It was so good to hear his message being presented to our Convention body. Us Pastors tend to think we […]

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19 January 2008 ~ 0 Comments

A Good Night’s Sleep

It’s been too long since I’ve blogged! Since you “saw” me last here, I no longer have the goatee. I’ll put up some progress pictures tomorrow, but just wanted to say HI for now, before I head off for a good night’s sleep. I’ve been wanting to mention a GREAT tool I got for Christmas […]

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23 November 2007 ~ 0 Comments

Too Busy To Enjoy?

I love this article I found at PastorHacks! It’s not just for Pastors, but for anyone caught in the “always available” trap. Enjoy! …. REALLY!

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27 June 2007 ~ 0 Comments

A Day To Contemplate

I use the above for the title to today’s post because it’s what I am studying as I prepare for Sunday’s message. We are completing the series I’ve been teaching on Sabbath this Sunday. God is amazing to me … how He orders things and puts you in places (sometimes geographical, but sometimes emotional, and […]

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09 June 2007 ~ 0 Comments

Hurricane Season Is Here … hmmmm

Sometimes, you don’t realize where you are until you’re there. Driving from South Houston to Galveston today, I realized a few things … Galveston is actually an island in and of itself. I’ve heard of Galveston lots in my lifetime. The vein I’ve heard of Galveston in is always relative to bad weather. There is […]

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17 May 2007 ~ 2 Comments


I don’t know about you, but sometimes I just feel like life gets dog-gone overwhelming! Strike that…I KNOW you find that too! I haven’t blogged in the last two weeks because of what the PRIOR two weeks were like. Three Chaplain call-outs (2 of them REALLY intense), the death of a church-connected person, and some […]

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