Dear Faith Friends,

At some point I thought I would be well-prepared for this sabbatical time.  The unexpected surgery my husband had at the beginning of May was the largest change in plans.  Then the two weeks before our departure for Greece all of my technology went on sabbatical ahead of me.  In the last week, I had to get a new mobile phone, erase and replace my laptop.  I was literally restoring computer files at midnight before our 6;30AM departure.

It has been a good reminder of how little in my control, as we head out into this adventure of time in Greece, time away, time without the usual work and expectations.  Rosina has proved a good muse in helping me see the big stuff and shrug off the small stuff.

I pray for the congregation to find that each day brings – no matter how unexpected – a pathway to ministry and life in Jesus Christ.

Blessings on the journey,
A Samaritan, while traveling came near to [the injured man] and … was moved with pity.  He went to him and bandaged his wounds…put him on his own animal and took care of him. – Luke 10:33-34