This will be my last blog for the next two months. LaVerne and I are taking a two-month sabbatical to detach from ministry and leadership. Our plan is simple: take time off to look back, look up, and look ahead.

God created the world in six days and then took a day to rest. Every seven years we encourage the leadership in the DOVE International family to do the same; take a few months away from ministry and leadership to rest. “There is a Sabbath rest for the people of God.” (Heb. 4:9)

Seven years ago I took a two-month sabbatical and the LORD spoke to me about going back to school and getting my Master’s Degree. I came out of sabbatical and obeyed, and I was so enriched by this experience. I am looking forward to what the LORD shows us this year as we set apart another two months to rest and listen.

After taking some time to rest and thank God for all He has done these past few years, we will then look up and receive more grace from Him. And then, we plan to look ahead and receive fresh vision and direction for the future.