Learning How To Rest

Happy fall, friends!

Unfortunately, I do not have a sermon to share with you all today – I have actually had quite the week!  I had (planned) surgery on Tuesday and am currently in the middle of a three-week medical leave.

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All is going well on the recovery front!  Bruce was actually able to take me home on Thursday, a day earlier than expected and – given my impatience and general disdain for the whole concept of rest – not a day too soon!

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I have nothing but glowing things to say about Brigham & Women’s, my brilliant team of surgeons and my awesome nurses.  And I am so grateful for the outpouring of love and support that I have felt this week.  The texts, comments, emails, calls, gifts, cards … I could go on and on … they have been amazing and so thoughtful.  My heart is brimming with thankfulness.

In anticipation of the boredom that will inevitably set in while I recover, my sweet husband encouraged me to put in a pre-surgery amazon order to make sure I have plenty of books to keep me occupied.  If anyone has any additional recommendations, let me know!  If you follow me on instagram (@revsarahweaver), you’ll see a preview of everything I’ve been reading (and I promise to do reviews on the blog).

Please keep the church and me in your prayers over the next few weeks.  They will be FINE without me, but of course I will miss the daily adventures in ministry!

Oh – and pray for Bruce.


I took this picture about 30 seconds after I took the liberty of taking off my own heart monitor.

What can I say?  I’m not always the best patient.

Love y’all lots!

4 thoughts on “Learning How To Rest

  1. Sarah,
    The flock will always need their sheperd!
    You and Bruce are in our hearts and prayers in the days ahead. We pray for uneventful days ahead filled with peace and rest; please

    Much Love, Nancy & Mike

  2. Hi Sarah, I’m glad you’re feeling better!! Thanks for the recommendation of “Straining at the Oars”. We’ve been using it at my church to spark conversation about church leadership and it’s really helpful. I just finished “Pastrix” by Nadia Bolz-Weber and it’s great.

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