Hiking in Yosemite National Park, was again a highlight of my sabbatical. The amazing views and beauty is always breath taking and very refreshing to one’s spirit. I love getting away and walking the trails and enjoying the sounds of nature. This year hiking with some fellow children’s pastor’s it was a life-adjusting experience. I came to Yosemite so burned out and feeling very empty. I should have never let myself get that way but unfortunately I did. I cannot blame anyone or a specific situation. I let myself get messed up. I am thankful that God still uses messed up people and I learned some great leadership lessons.