Wayne Yeager did an awesome job with a series of vacation-related posts last year, so I will spare you the repeat. I will however, encourage you to read some of his posts this summer. Great stuff.

The longer I am in ministry, the more value I see to taking time off. When you are young and single, you just push through and pull the all nighter for study or ministry. Once family and the age of thirty comes around, there are lots of things in your life (including your own body) telling you that is not a good idea anymore. Take the time off. You need it. Your family needs it. Your ministry needs it. They deserve a you that is refreshed periodically. Whether its a week at Disney with the family, or even a couple of nights out under the stars in tents, do whatever it takes. You, your family, and your ministry are worth it.

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