Thursday, December 27, 2007


Last year on New Years Eve, my girlfriend and I commiserated over our disgust in our 'captivity of activity'. This conversation was the spark needed for what became a year long family experiment. Our 'Radical Sabbatical' had begun. All of 2007, our family went on a journey together. We cut out all outside activities to make time for things like, well, being a family.

The Christian writers website 'Writer Interrupted' will be posting a two part story of our year long journey on Friday and Saturday this week.

I pray not only that you will be blessed, but that it may encourage others to do something as crazy as taking a 'Radical Sabbatical' for themselves.


Mari said...

I'll be interested in what you have to say. It's a good idea, but takes guts!

Debbie C. said...

Wow, I am enjoying your blog. I found you through "This Little Blog of Mine". Your sabbatical sounds incredible, I wish I had thought of something similar when my kids were a bit younger. Most of our activities revolve around our church but even that can get overwhelming at times. Thanks for sharing and I will continue to follow your blog. Blessings in the new year!!

A Place For Ministry Wives & A Place For Me said...

It sounds so cool. I'll look forward to reading about it. :-)

Connie said...

Can't wait to read it Joanne!

And, about the comment you left for me on my post about 30 years - you've got a deal!

Thanks so much for visiting my blog. It's nice to "meet" other Christian mom/dispatchers :D I've added you to my bloglines!

vanessa said...

That is awesome. I love a family that will step out of the box and do something great. I would love for you to be part of my bible study over at my blog. I think you would have a lot to add. I would love to hear from. thank you, vanessa

Fran said...

Amen sister! i'm all about simplifying and slowing down to be with our families! God did a number with me regarding this about 4-5 years ago. And, thank goodness He did. We've never been the same! Can't wait for the read....remind me ok?! :)

Have a great weekend friend~

PJ said...

I'm a first time visitor. Love the idea of your Radical Sabbatical! I'll be looking forward to reading about this this week.

Debbie said...

I just found your site. My husband is a pastor and we took a two month sabbatical in 2007. It was new to us and AMAZING! I'm looking forward to reading in the future.


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