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Pastor Jack's Sabbatical Update #10

"It is finished!"  At least for now.  I turned in my first draft of my major project paper to Trinity yesterday.  See attached photos.  Thank you so much for your prayers and being a part of the team!  There were a lot of last minute corrections and editing to do before it was ready to submit.  Now I wait to hear from my mentors regarding corr...

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Pastor Jack's Sabbatical Update #9

After I finish my project, I think I will write another book on our unexpected experiences during my sabbatical! One great praise to God I forgot to mention last week was before we left Tucson. It was Thursday before the Saturday we were to leave Tucson. Linda had taken Emma to the library and she called me and said our van was making a funny sound and the battery light ha...

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Pastor Jack's Sabbatical Update #8

Eight weeks down and four to go! Week eight had some interesting twists and turns again for us. The great news is our son Barnabas made it home safely on Friday! See picture below. The other great news is that I am finished writing! I still have to add my attachments, the abstract, and the table of contents. So God enabled me to make my faith goal from last week. We starte...

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Pastor Jack's Sabbatical Update #7

Greetings everyone! Seven down and five to go! Work is progressing on my major project paper. I am still working on chapter 4 which is evaluation. I have a lot of good material from those involved in the mentoring process but I am having trouble organizing it. Pray that God will give me clarity of thought in doing that. My realistic goal is to finish chapter 4 this week a...

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Pastor Jack's Sabbatical Update #6

It's halftime! Six weeks of my twelve week sabbatical are behind me. It has been restful, refreshing, and productive. I seemed to hit a barrier at the end of chapter 3, but thanks to your prayers I have renewed insight and hope to complete it early this week! Then it is on to chapter 4 which is evaluation. That will be a critical step for how this leadership training progr...

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Pastor Jack's Sabbatical Update #5

Greetings from warm Tucson! Our temperature last week was in the 90's, but it does cool down nicely in the evenings. I was able to make some good progress on my third chapter describing the leadership mentoring process I initiated last September. Thanks for praying and keep praying that I will finish that third chapter this week.I was studying and meditating on Nehemiah 5 ...

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Pastor Jack's Sabbatical Update #4

"The mind of man plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps" Proverbs 16:9. I experienced the truth of that verse this past week. I had flown to Greeley to assist my uncle who was hospitalized with internal bleeding and pneumonia. He and my aunt have no children, and since she is my Dad's sister, and they had done so much for my Dad and for my family, it was no s...

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Pastor Jack's Sabbatical Update #3

Greetings to you from my third stop on my sabbatical! Thanks for your prayers and let me explain. During week 3 I was able to finish the revisions on my first two chapters. I still have two books to read, but that is going quickly. My Lincoln presentation to my daughter-in-law Lauryn's second grade class went very well. The children were very attentive and asked some good ...

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Pastor Jack's Sabbatical Update #2

Grace and peace to you all! Week 2 of my sabbatical was uneventful except for Sunday. First of all, we didn't visit any church last weekend. We left Casper on Saturday, arriving in Denver around noon to have lunch with our daughter Elicia, husband Dustin, and grandson Zane. After spending the night with LInda's Mom and step-Dad in Denver, we arose early on Sunday...

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Pastor Jack's Sabbatical Update #1

To all, Week one of sabbatical down and at this rate I will see you all next week! Time has gone very fast. Since my Doctor of Ministry project is based on the leadership example of Nehemiah, I am meditating on a chapter a week. This week was chapter 1. I was impressed again with Nehemiah's brokenness and extensive prayer and fasting for His people and the city where God ...

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