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Clergy Renewal Update – reading list and unplugging

Clergy Renewal Update – reading list and unplugging

Some of you have asked and maybe wondered about some of my hopes and goals for the three weeks that I will be on sabbatical. The purpose and point of a sabbatical is to allow a person to take a leave for learning, renewal, writing, or in some instances to volunteer. For me, part of resting and renewal is having time to sit and read! I love reading! Yet over the past two years, my time and quite honestly, desire…

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The Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon

It might be obvious to many folks why I chose the Grand Canyon and why I chose to spend a week of my sabbatical there. For one, I’ve never been there, and have always wanted to to see this expansive beauty of God’s creation; and quite honestly, I’m looking forward to sitting outside my airstream at night with no light pollution and looking up and seeing the stars. Maybe just stating that is enough of an answer. But as I’ve…

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Clergy Renewal Update

Clergy Renewal Update

When first mapping out a plan for this sabbatical, I wondered what would be the best space that would allow me to simply show up and worship – no planning, no prep work, just show up. Space where a tired and weary soul could be replenished and rehydrated, with a schedule that allowed for rest. No expectations to overload the day, but to pick and choose worship, and an occasional lecture that I might want to attend. To visit with…

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