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Tranquilo

I wake up early in Nicaragua. This is a strange thing for me as my natural tendency is to sleep until the last possible moment and even then I get out of bed begrudgingly. But the sun rises early here and so do I. The early mornings are filled with charm. The sun is already warming me as a soft […]

When I Don’t Want to Choose Dignity

We are already 2 weeks into 2015 and I have to tell you that I am NOT liking my one word for the year. Who thought dignity was a good idea?!! Deliberate made sense. It gave me the opportunity to think through what I do, to set goals, to make lists. It meant that I wasn’t going to let life just happen […]

Plan Pastoral Sabbaticals~ Way 29

  Now we ask you, brothers and sisters, to acknowledge those who work hard among you, who care for you in the Lord and who admonish you. Hold them in the highest regard in love because of their work. ~1 Thessalonians 5:12,13 Sabbatical~ any extended period of leave from one’s customary work, especially for rest, to acquire new skills or […]

Extra Vacation Days~ Way 28

  Now we ask you, brothers and sisters, to acknowledge those who work hard among you, who care for you in the Lord and who admonish you. Hold them in the highest regard in love because of their work. 1 Thessalonians 5:12,13 In my research for this series and in discussion with other pastor’s wives, I have discovered that vacation […]

Raindrops on Roses

The scenes from this past summer, as I view them in my memory vaults, all blur together. The hurried pace, the always-moving-to-the-next-thing cadence of it has left me with little room to breathe. Enter Fall. Fall with its delightful back to school moments. Pumpkin spice lattes, chunky sweaters, boots, football and bouquets of sharpened pencils. I find myself falling into […]