So ... I'm headed out for a sabbatical of unknown duration. I'm thinking three weeks (the time frame THEY say it takes to change a habit) - one day at a time. It's time for a pause and a rewind in order to get back to that place I love best, and most.
I wonder if He had me in mind when this was penned ...
... The good stuff ...
I know your deeds, your hard work and your perseverance.
I know that you cannot tolerate wicked people,
that you have tested those who claim to be apostles but are not,
and have found them false.
You have persevered and have endured
hardships for my name, and have not grown weary.
... the not-so-good stuff ...
Yet I hold this against you:
You have forsaken the love you had at first.