Traditionally, pastors are granted a three month Sabbatical by their church every seven years. But Freshwater is not a traditional church and I am not a traditional pastor. I would not expect to be able to take three month off every seven years and am not sure I would even like it. I have a short attention span and find pleasure in what I do. Even though I have never taken more than three weeks in a row off in my 18 years of ministry, I have found that taking a brief time off over the summer has been incredibly beneficial to me and to Freshwater.