Taking a Break



It’s been six weeks since my last blog entry. Friends have continued on just fine without my writing contributions. Somehow there’s been other blogs to be read, other thoughts to be considered, other ideas to reflect upon. The world has progressed nicely without my input. Go figure!


I’m going to hop back into the fray of words in the coming week. New ideas are beginning to pop and my contribution to the world of blogs may actually have some renewed focus and freshness once more. I’ve been reflecting on the hardest question of all, “Why?” and clarity is returning once more.


Taking a break from the flurry of writing and posting has been good for my soul. It matters not if anyone else has noticed. I’ve purposed the hiatus and that’s what matters most.


For all who care, there’s more on the way. Thanks for listening as you read. Maybe this will give you permission to press the pause button, take a needed break, yield to a deeper longing, and be emboldened to take on a new direction. Life always returns after we rest.



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Steve Macchia

Founder & President

Steve is a graduate of Northwestern College (IA) and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (M.Div. and D.Min.). His prior ministry includes serving on the pastoral staff at Grace Chapel (Lexington, MA) and as president of Vision New England. Since July 1, 2003 Steve has served as founder and president of Leadership Transformations, director of the Pierce Center for Disciple-Building, and adjunct faculty in the Doctor of Ministry department at Gordon-Conwell. He is the author of sixteen books, including The Discerning Life (Zondervan Reflective),  Baker bestseller Becoming a Healthy Church, and Crafting a Rule of Life (IVP). He lives in the Boston area with his wife Ruth and is the proud father of two grown children, Rebekah and Nathan, daughter in-love Ashley, and papa to his beloved granddaughter, Brenna Lynn and twin grandsons, Aiden Joseph and Carson Stephen. “My soul comes alive singing the great hymns of the church and enjoying the beauty of God’s creation. I’m in awe of God for fulfilling the dream for LTI that he birthed in my heart, for the team he has assembled, and the transformational impact experienced in the leaders and teams we serve.

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