After thinking about it for many months I've told the leadership team that I'm taking time out from Linden. You'll still find me at work in the office but not in Sunday or other church meetings.
It's not about what Linden is or isn't but rather about where I am. I think anyone reading my blog regularly will have grasped that my heart is in Zac's and that's where my priorities are too. I'll still be going into prison and helping with night shelter, it's just for the 'normal' church stuff that I'll be absent.
My faith is strong - probably stronger than ever - and I'm not upset or angry or anything bad; in fact I'm much happier now I've made the decision that I've been dithering over for so long.
As I said I'll still be working for Linden unless we reach the conclusion that the administrator needs to be fully committed (and, yes, people have often said that I should be committed ...) and, if there's a particularly fascinating looking meeting on, I'll be happy to attend. So it's not a final step but rather an onward step in my journey.
See you on the way.