Wow! It’s been a whole month since I last posted. When I’ve been in a pattern for the last years of writing at least two or more times each week, it feels really strange. But remember, I’m on a four-month sabbatical. And don’t forget the four R goals of my sabbatical plan–Rest, Recharge, Reconnect and Retool.

Upper Antelope Slot Canyon near Page, AZ.  Copyright by Gingerich PhotoArt

So, here’s the deal. Over the past month, every time I said, “I should write a blog post,” my wife reminded me that if it felt like I “should” be doing it, then maybe it was too much like work and a sabbatical is meant to be a time away from my work. So, I’ve truly been experiencing rest and the other  three R’s. But I sure have made multiple entries in my “Blog Potential” notebook in Evernote.


Bryce Canyon, UT. Copyright by Gingerich PhotoArt

One of the key points I made in my sabbatical grant proposal to the National Clergy Renewal program was that travel, adventure and photography all recharge me–emotionally, spiritually and physically. Therefore, in case you haven’t connected with our sabbatical photo journal through social media, I want to end this brief blog with two links.

The first link is the opening six weeks of our sabbatical when we were in Europe (Click here). The second link is to images from the first 10 days of our 10 week road trip across our magnificent United States of America (Click here).

I hope that you enjoy the images I have captured. They point us to a marvelous and spectacular Creator who cares about every detail of His creation–including you and what is happening in your life today!

4 responses to Sabbatical: A Time for Rest

  1. Chrissy Danielson on June 29, 2014 at 8:38 AM Reply

    Dennis, I really enjoyed the Europe pictures. I happeed to be in St. Pete visiting with my parents one weekend. My mother and I were looking through the pictures and it was so nice to hear stories of different places that my parents had visited when they were stationed over seas in the Air Force. Because of your pictures, I have stories that I may never have heard about. Thank you Dennis enjoy your travels.
    Chrissy Danielson

  2. Micky Franklin on June 26, 2014 at 10:26 PM Reply

    Awesome pics looks like y’all are having a trip of a lifetime! Enjoy Pastor!!

  3. Cathy on June 26, 2014 at 7:49 PM Reply

    So pleased to hear you two are well and enjoying and I’m more than pleased that the wife is your “reminder”. I know it’s hard to let go when you are so used to getting it done, but what is the use if you don’t learn to let go. Big lesson in that thought process for me! Keep enjoying and keep on keeping on. Everything back here is doing well and we are moving right along. Hard as they might be to hear, tis true. God is good and He knows the whereabouts of the keys! God bless you both!

  4. covenantheirs on June 26, 2014 at 2:50 PM Reply

    Spectacular! Trying my best not to envy…. Happy for you and your lovely bride. May the blessings continue.

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