MissioMishmash: What Is Furlough?

Furlough conjures up many ideas to different people.  Some think it is like paid vacation and all-expenses-paid site-seeing. I blogged about this some years ago and recently stumbled upon a nice post by a Nazarene missionary, Howard Culbertson, about what furlough is--he pretended that his list was "discovered in the belongings of a missionary who had to be carried off mumbling incoherently in a strait jacket" after eleven months of furlough.