Wally World

I’m now a little more than two weeks into my sabbatical, and so I thought I’d pause to reflect a bit.

So far, it’s been great. I’ve read some wonderful things, made good progress on my doctoral project, the Fall 2007 – Summer 2008 Sermon plan, the next 3:16 volume for College Press, setting some new goals for myself and for the church, etc. It’s actually been a fairly hardworking couple of weeks. But, I love doing all of the aforementioned stuff…so I gained energy. My biggest epiphany…religion and culture is where I’d like to spend more time in reflection and writing.

Now, it’s time for some vacation. So, we’re all going to take a breather in Scottsdale, then in SoCal. Nearly two weeks on the road with one’s toddlers has two possible trajectories. I’m choosing to think positively. If nothing else, I’ll come back knowing my kids even better–and, that’s always a good thing. I now have Holiday Road playing in my head.

Wally World, here we come…

Dr. Tim Spivey is Pastor of New Vintage Church in Escondido, California. He is the author of numerous articles and one book, "Jesus: The Powerful Servant." A sought after speaker for events, Tim also serves as Adjunct Professor of Religion at Pepperdine University. Tim serves as a church consultant, and his writings are featured on numerous websites, including: ChurchLeaders.com, Church Executive magazine, Faith Village, Sermon Central, and Giving Rocket.

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