Tag Archives: sabbatical

You don’t have to win the lottery to have an endless vacation

Putting my kids to bed on Sunday nights is always a little difficult. My youngest in particular hates to see the weekend come to a close, which often leads to extra hugs, kisses and delay tactics. Yesterday, at the end … Continue reading

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Learning to stop and smell the roses

When I began my sabbatical four months ago, I was tired. I had been through the wringer looking after my family while my husband went back to school. I had served in the pastorate for fourteen years without much of … Continue reading

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Back to work: I choose to begin with gratitude

Today is my first day back. My sabbatical has ended–sixteen weeks of rest, gardens, friends and family, vacation and fun. I am ready to begin ministry at the church again and this season is the perfect time for it as the kids … Continue reading

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5 things I didn’t get to on my sabbatical

I had sixteen weeks of sabbatical and vacation to spend with my theme, ‘Sowing seeds of renewal’. I did a whole lot of gardening, visiting green spaces, reading and enjoying my family and friends. Now that I have just about come to … Continue reading

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Memories in my hallway

As I prepare to go back to work after my sabbatical, I am tidying, cleaning and organizing. While all four of my children are away at camp, I have cleaned their rooms. I have steam cleaned carpets. I have sorted kitchen cupboards. I … Continue reading

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A flowerless adventure

While in the Gaspe region of Quebec a couple of weeks ago, our family went on an adventure. Alas, it was one of the few flowerless excursions of my summer. Still, it was a fantastic sabbatical adventure! While getting ready for our … Continue reading

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A Sabbatical martini

Growing up, my parents had wine with dinner most days. We always sat down together as a family, and just a glass of red or white wine seemed to make the meal a little more substantial, and a little less … Continue reading

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