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This week I’m away from my computer. Anything you see appearing on the site was written in advance (this one on Saturday night, in fact!) and is being updated by WordPress automatically because … I’m completely offline this week. Crazy, right?

This week I’m away with my wife at a retreat for our refresh our marriage, recharge our ministry and rest our heart. We are enjoying time just the two of us and with some ministry friends. I look forward to it every year and am SO thankful it was established years ago as a priority in our ministry.

I’ll be honest with you: it is a rare thing to slow down in ministry – I wear busyness as a mark of achievement and think slowing down isn’t a spiritual discipline but a sign of weakness. There is always more to do. But every year as I get to the breaking point I’m so thankful for these 5 days away to rest, retreat and relax.

I’m guessing you might need to do that every so often, too. Start this year with a little chunk of sacred time you block off and see what God does!

JG

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  • My eldest man-child is away at Kids Camp. Our twin 4 year olds went to VBS (at another church 😉 )
    So me and my spousal unit hit the beach for 3.5 hours of retreat. Splashing dolphins, diving pelicans, a couple of good books and a beach umbrella. That was my retreat short and sweet but cherished none the less.

  • My eldest man-child is away at Kids Camp. Our twin 4 year olds went to VBS (at another church 😉 )
    So me and my spousal unit hit the beach for 3.5 hours of retreat. Splashing dolphins, diving pelicans, a couple of good books and a beach umbrella. That was my retreat short and sweet but cherished none the less.

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