A gift. The past three months of sabbatical were just that. We didn’t know what to expect as Cathy and I headed out away from work, routine, and our loved church family. Goal – rest and refreshment. Goal -- to experience Jesus in who we are, not tied to what we do, whatever that looks like.
Well, we found out. Jesus met us around every corner, whether spending time with all of our extended family, many of whom we don’t get to see often, having fun together experiencing new things, and allowing others to pour spiritually into us. It looked like lots of travel, eating, reading, resting, praying, talking, laughing, sharing, listening, walking, driving, flying and exploring. This 90-second video will give you a 1 second glimpse of each day we were away...
Thank you to Cass Ferris, and the elders, and Paul Miller and the staff, for making this possible by covering the bases and allowing me to be completely off the (Hopevale) grid. And thank you to you for praying for us and believing with us for God to show up. We have come back with a renewed vision of the God we serve and a humble gratefulness for being able to serve here, with you, at Hopevale. Can’t wait to see what He unfolds as we trust Him, living 168 and offering Hope for Everyone. A gift.
Thank you Hopevale,
PS Thanks for all the feedback on the beard!