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Pastor Retreats

The Lodge is an ideal locale for pastors’ retreats, staff meetings, leadership events, and specialized group functions. Whether it be one of our retreats that we facilitate, or one that we customize for your group, our beautiful facilities, immaculate housekeeping, and gourmet meals will envelop you in luxury.

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The Irresistible Pull of a Praying Life

The Irresistible Pull of a Praying Life

It happened while Jesus was praying in a certain place, after He finished, one of His disciples said to Him, “Lord, teach us to pray just as John also taught his disciples” (Luke 11:1 NASB). One of the famous statements I’ve heard for years says, “Discipleship is more...

God Is Talking to You—Are You Listening?

God Is Talking to You—Are You Listening?

It’s hard to believe. God has committed Himself to communicate with His creation. In one of the greatest psalms, David tells us two of the most profound ways in which this is done. Through Creation Notice the communication words in the first four verses of Psalm 19...

Our Praying Christ

Our Praying Christ

If you are not convinced of the value of prayer and the need for unceasing prayer in your own life, look at Jesus. At every major juncture in His life, you will find the man, Jesus, praying. Apparently, Jesus felt He could not live properly without unceasing communion...

God’s Plan for Your Leadership

God’s Plan for Your Leadership

God has ordained an order in His kingdom, and that kingdom is to be mirrored in His creation. Part of His order is to call out leaders to lead others. God gives some the responsibility and authority to lead others. And these leaders are to lead. If they are placed in...

Jesus’ Early Morning Routine and Ours

Jesus’ Early Morning Routine and Ours

There was a habit Jesus seemed to have during his life on earth. We see it in multiple places in Scripture, but very clearly in Mark 1:35 (NASB): In the early morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house, and went away to a secluded place, and was...

Am I a True Christian?

Am I a True Christian?

There are thousands, perhaps millions of people who believe they are Christians who will never enter heaven. This is not my evaluation but the clear teaching of Jesus Christ Himself. Christ spoke of those who “come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous...

The Reverse Effects of Pride

The Reverse Effects of Pride

“A man’s pride will bring him low, but a humble spirit will obtain honor” (Proverbs 29:23 NASB). What is the desire of a proud man? He only has one, really. He wants to be lifted up. He longs to be known and honored, recognized and revered. His arrogance makes him...

The Blessed Promise of Answered Prayer

The Blessed Promise of Answered Prayer

In my trouble I cried to the LORD, and He answered me (Psalm 120:1 NASB). In this world there is one certainty for every man—he will have trouble. Jesus Himself stated this fact. “In the world you have tribulation,” He said (John 16:33). The psalmist made this...

Our Most Serious Failure

It is the most frustrating thing we ever experience. When our young children simply will not listen to us, we are unable to lead them. When they are teenagers and ignore our counsel, it opens the door for them to be led by many unhealthy voices and make disastrous...

Deflecting Praise

Deflecting Praise

Not to us, O LORD, not to us, but to Your name give glory because of Your lovingkindness, because of Your truth (Psalm 115:1 NASB). One of the things that determines the trajectory of a man’s life is how he handles praise. If he is a proud man, he will absorb it,...