It’s hard to believe a third of my sabbatical has gone by already. The Festival of Homiletics was wonderful with lots of food for thought. I need to eventually get back to my notes and see what they inspire after sitting for awhile. After the Festival I’ve been traveling a bit with stops at Carlsbad Caverns, White Sands National Monument, Chiricahua National Monument, and Saguaro National Park. I’ve also been spent visiting old friends in Phoenix, Arizona, with a few days just to rest as well as side trips to Sedona, Arizona, Tonto National Monument, and the Phoenix Zoo. All the while I’ve also been working with my publisher on getting my book ready for publication. It’s looking like the publication date will be around the end of June.

It’s really been a wonderful trip. I’ll be starting the multi-day drive home tomorrow. It looks like June will largely be occupied by moving to a new apartment and I still have the Wild Goose Festival scheduled for July. And then there’s book-related stuff… I’m also still hopeful I can make time for some writing, reflection, and creating some better habits with my personal spiritual practices. I’m excited for these next two months and beyond. Wherever the Divine might lead, I know I must follow.