Today is a milestone for me in several ways.
It's the first day of a new fiscal (financial) year for our ministry at CROSSROADS.
Its the first day of October, my favorite month of the year.
It's my first day back as a consistent blogger after some time off from writing.
And it's my first day back from an extended break that I desperately needed.
With the exception of two events, I essentially took the entire month of September off from traveling, writing, leading, conducting meetings, and doing work. This was quite honestly one of the hardest things I have ever done because September is usually one of the busiest, and most fruitful, months of the year for me as a preacher, writer, and pastor. I had to turn down opportunities. I had to say no to friends who wanted me to preach for them and their churches. FULL POST