or a sabbatical (from Latin sabbaticus, from Greek sabbatikos, from Hebrew
shabbat, i.e., Sabbath, literally a "ceasing") is a rest from work,
or a break, often lasting from two months to a year. The concept of sabbatical
has a source in shmita, described several places in the Bible (Leviticus 25,
for example, where there is a commandment to desist from working the fields in
the seventh year). In the strict sense, therefore, a sabbatical lasts a year.”
“And He said to them, “Come aside by yourselves to a
deserted place and rest a while.” For there were many coming and going, and
they did not even have time to eat.”Mark 6:31 (NKJV)
After several months of a “sabbatical” from blogging, I am
officially back!At least I am trying to
get back to the “swing” of things.
The sabbatical was greatly needed and appreciated.I desperately needed the time to prepare for
gastric bypass surgery in June as well as to rest and heal after surgery.