Needless to say over the last few months I have been pretty MIA on my blog.  Here’s a brief recap of what’s been happening in my life over the past few months.  Back in April we had some significant turn over on our staff at church.  Two weeks after that my wife and I had our second child.  And then, two weeks after that, I came to realize that I was on the verge of major burn out.

Now, I’m not one to claim that God speaks directly to me, but one night back in early May, while working on a sermon that I never ended up preaching, it was as though God was speaking to me through a mega-phone.  And what I heard Him say was, “Stop. Rest. Abide.”

Over the last two years we have had major turn over on our staff at church.  I mean major turn over.  Six out of seven people, in two years time no less.  And through out all this turn over I took on the posture and belief that it was my responsibility for “getting things done” and “making things happen” around our church.  On that night in early May and through the course of the following months, God began to show me that my thinking at church was all mixed up.  He began to show me that it’s not my job to make things happen, that’s His job.  Essentially, I was putting myself in the place of God for our church and it was killing me.

In the days that followed, through a series of meetings and conversations with our board members, I was given a two month sabbatical to stop, rest and abide.  And part of that time meant unplugging from my blog.

These past two months have been an incredible gift.  I have learned more than I ever hoped to imagine, so much so, that I am still processing it all.  Over the next few posts I hope to unpack some of what I learned, but all that to say… it’s time to blog again.  I look forward to sharing with you and hearing from you about the things that God is doing in your life as well.

Grace and Peace.

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