Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Before and After

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then these pictures speak for themselves about the goodness of these past weeks here in Croatia.

And again, I have Dave's permission to post them!

The above picture was taken in Hvar town last week. This is six weeks after we arrived in Croatia for this time of rest and renewal.

The picture below was taken in front of those same doors back in February when we were there with Claire on spring break.

See any difference?

I can hardly describe how wonderful it is to see, and be with, Dave when he is rested. Weeks of sunshine, fresh air, good sleep, time in the Word, time in prayer, walks, and being together as a couple has been invaluable.

Dave is a hard worker, a visionary, a pioneer, a man with a plan!

But even those kind of guys need a break to clear their head, heart and mind. The time here in Croatia has done exactly that.

Watch out world! When Dave is rested, you never know what he might start thinking up.

Hopefully this rest will also translate into some good writing that he plans to do, beginning in mid-October.

I can't say it enough - we are so grateful for this sabbatical year. And we're only two months in to ten months of it! What will we both be like at the end?!


  1. Wow!! That's crazy! Yay for rest!!

  2. So glad you have been able to rest!!! Yeah! I have a new blog too, so look up my old one to get the new link! Miss you guys! It is so strange to be here in Denver knowing that I am not returning to Poland for quite sometime. God has been good though!

    Keep resting and looking to the new things that our Lord has for you in the coming months!

  3. Brings to mind the quote "Tanned, Rested and Ready"! Lookin good Dave!