Hey, if you haven't noticed, Shane is back from his blogging break. He has updated the Methodist Blogroll. If you look on my sidebar you will notice I am second from the top.
I am glad he is back, I missed reading his thoughts on what was happening in the Methodist world. He was the first blog I read, and from there other blogs. In particular I found reverendmommy which then led me to find the revgalblogpals. Reading his blog got me started blogging.
I love his by-line, He says "his is the blog your Pastor doesn't want you to read." Funny but, a lay person introduced me to his blog. So welcome back Shane with the Wesley Blog. The only thing is he said bye-bye to the Wesley Daily, but does point you to the MBWR at Locusts and Honey.
He and some of the other really good bloggers have taken breaks recently. It has led me to wonder when does one do that? When does one know to take one? I wish as a Pastor sometimes I could take a break and then come back a little fresher. I wish sometimes I could be the worshiper and then come back to lead and preach. I wish sometimes I could take a break from all the meetings, needs, visiting, you name its that happen and then come back as Pastor. I have a friend that really wants a sabbatical, but can't afford it. I heard a Pastor teaching at the covenant forum talking about sabbatical for Pastors. He took one and it was really good for him. I don't know that I am in need of a sabbatical, just a long break, about a month would do it.