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”

God’s Gift of Reading Opens Wondrous Worlds

One of my favorite places in this world is my home library.  Not only is it cozy, warm, and inviting, it also houses my main earthly treasure, books.  I admit it: I am a bibliophile.  I love books, and I can’t seem to get enough of them.  No wonder I am a Christian; we areContinue reading “God’s Gift of Reading Opens Wondrous Worlds”