Give it a Rest: Sabbaticals as a Spiritual Discipline

Last week, I was greeted by some raised eyebrows when I announced at church that I was taking a mini-Sabbatical during the month of November.  The idea of a Sabbatical is a bit foreign in Baptist life, so I understand my congregation’s concern; however, taking a Sabbatical is an important part of a minister’s spiritualContinue reading “Give it a Rest: Sabbaticals as a Spiritual Discipline”

You are “fearfully” made!

By Joe LaGuardia Several weeks ago one of my daughter’s classmates called her a name.  When my daughter started crying, her teacher bent down, leaned in and said with all confidence, “Dear, you are perfect—God’s child—fearfully and wonderfully made.” When I heard this story I was thankful that my daughter’s teacher was in tune toContinue reading “You are “fearfully” made!”