Some personal news for you
God bless with your new arrival. I always enjoy your posts and especially the personal nature of this one. Ministry is in the blood, not the role. I know you’ll be doing some good at whatever level. I don’t look forward to Labor Day.
Wow - I am sad to hear you'll be taking a break from the newsletter later this year. But I also take it as an inspiration to put proper practices in place and to ensure whatever we are doing online is matching to the goals we have (or should have). So thank you for the newsletter - I totally get that it's a ton of work - and thank you for the inspiration.
You are never wrong to prioritize your family especially at critical fork-in-the road times such as these with another little one on the way. I fell into the trap of thinking that somehow "ministry" topped family back when my girls were little and starting a church seemed to be a higher calling. It nearly cost me two relationships that mean the world to me now. The Lord is gracious and I realized how I had misunderstood the fuller meaning of calling. Thanks for the great thoughts you've shared in your postings. God's best to you and your family.
Thanks for the insights and update! Totally get the hiatus planning!
Secret Sisters have a song born out of waiting for hummingbirds. See the commentary here: https://open.spotify.com/track/7oID6GptOO2dQfsyDksl9M?si=1808cf5ddeb34a9c