As the time draws closer to 13 weeks of sabbatical I am finding how difficult it is to end everything for a time.
Having left for no more than three weeks in the past 14 years of ministry, the idea of leaving for 13 is dramatic.
Projects have all been put on pause; I am no longer in the loop; my life is to be put on hold.
Yet the idea of sabbatical is just that. Stop what you are doing for a time. Wait. And then begin a new. Ending to begin.