Archive | Sabbaticals

01 October 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Coming Out of the Dark

Man, has it been a long time or what? Over two months since my last post! I did find that the last half of the sabbatical was much less computer friendly than the first half. Just didn’t have the desire to be around the computer a whole lot. I journaled through the whole sabbatical (which […]

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18 July 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Preparing to Unplug

Great Saturday! One of the goals of my sabbatical has been to experience, and allow my family to experience, what it’s like to live a somewhat “normal” schedule of life. A Pastor’s schedule is quite interesting. Many think we only work one day a week (when we’re preaching). But nothing could be further from the […]

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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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05 July 2009 ~ 1 Comment

Summer Sabbatical Scoop 5

It’s Sunday night and Colleen and the boys took off for home a while ago. Colleen works in the morning and the boys have their own different football activities they have to be back for. I am taking advantage of the time for some solitude, as well as cleaning the RV and packing things up […]

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29 June 2009 ~ 3 Comments

Summer Sabbatical Scoop 3

It’s a beautiful night in downtown Buellton! If you’ve never been here, you do. not. know. what you are missing! And I’m not referring to Pea Soup Andersen’s either, though I am fairly partial to The Hitching Post and their Garlic Roasted Artichoke. Anyway, I digress….. It’s a few minutes before midnight. I am at […]

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26 June 2009 ~ 1 Comment

Summer Sabbatical Scoop 2

Wondering where “Summer Sabbatical Scoop #1” is? It’s here, but titled differently. In the last post, I offered that if anyone had a better name for these updates, bring ’em on! Well, some did, and I chose this one. Been two weeks since the previous update. Since then, Josh promoted from 8th grade, meaning we […]

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13 June 2009 ~ 6 Comments

Sabbatical Serenades 1

If you’re savvy to another title for these posts I’ll do once in a while during the sabbatical other than “Sabbatical Serenades”, let me know. I’m open. Couldn’t come up with anything more creative or alliteratorical (is that a word?) alliterative (Thanks David Simkovsky!!). We are almost at the end of the second week of […]

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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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