By October of 2009 the craziness of the previous 2 years was settling down. The Vineyard was about to move into its new location, and I was eager to get back to work. There were a lot of us who were still trying to sort out all that had happened...but the worst seemed to have passed. But the ripples.
I tried this last year for the first time and found it to a be a pretty helpful way to frame the year as it moved along. For 2010, my 3 words were rest, equip & focus. Those 3 words really do a great job of summarizing the themes of this past year for me. Just looking at the big events of the past year...having our sabbatical, being able to attend the pastors' sabbath retreat, as well as the Emotionally Healthy Leadership conference, really hit on each of these themes well.