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impending sabbath [sabbatical]!

March 11, 2013

i’m pretty excited today. why? because three weeks from today i will officially be on sabbatical [sabbath rest] from my position at harderwyk ministries as youth pastor.  my prayer on this coming time away, that like my garden plot from last summer: life will grow and renew what God intends to flourish. i’m starting to […]


October 16, 2012

  so my sabbatical journey begins officially today!  why? because at our church council meeting last night, my 11 page plan [that i’ve been working on for almost a year now] was approved and financially supported. so now i’m will be starting a journey to breath, research, rest, gain some perspective and enjoy my family […]

what’s going to give?

September 18, 2007

one of my goals of getting back to students in their environment has been happening really well, but it also means that the amount of time i have to complete everything gets busier. i have to be more efficient and be able to do more things on the fly. focusing on the students and the […]

fired up to see students: not plan!

August 17, 2007

i’m in the midst of planning mode for the fall, which is a necessary evil!  what i would much rather do is get out and see kids at football practice, have lunch with them and visit them at their jobs. how do we minimize the time it takes to plan, prep and program so that […]