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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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A Matter of the Heart

When Solomon was old, his wives turned his heart away after other gods; and his heart was not wholly devoted to the LORD his God, as the heart of David his father had been (1 Kings 11:4 NASB). He was the wisest man in the world, made so by God. How could this happen?...

The Subtle Balance in Leadership

All the people were quarreling throughout all the tribes of Israel.... Thus [David] turned the hearts of all the men of Judah as one man (2 Samuel 19:9, 14 NASB). There is a price to leadership. Leaders cannot just do “whatever they want,” because others are...

I Am the Problem

In my first year as president of Life Action, I have been blessed beyond measure by the humility of the servants who give their lives to this ministry. I often say these days that if the culture of Life Action could somehow be transplanted into every local church, we...

The Courage of Faith

Then it happened when the Philistine rose and came and drew near to meet David, that David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet the Philistine (1 Samuel 17:48 NASB). David is a stunning example of true faith. While the rest of Israel’s army was cowering at the...

Self-Awareness

Who are you? This is one of the most important questions in the world. For most, I don’t think it can be settled early. It often takes years to become genuinely self-aware, to know who you really are. John the Baptist knew. When asked by others, “Who are you?” and...

The Snare of Spiritual Success

God led the Israelites to a great victory through a man named Gideon. It was done in such a way, by God’s direction, that no man could take the credit. Only God could be worshiped as He led Gideon to pare down his army from 33,000 men to 300 and win a victory against...

Praying for Faith Through the Sifting

“Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has demanded permission to sift you like wheat; but I have prayed for you, that your faith may not fail; and you, when once you have turned again, strengthen your brothers” (Luke 22 NASB). It had been revealed to Jesus that one of His...

Following FULLY

Caleb is one of the heroes of biblical history. He is not mentioned much, but what we know of him challenges us to live fully surrendered to God. The secret of his life and influence is wrapped up in one phrase, repeated three times in Joshua 14: “Nevertheless, my...

The Necessity of Secluded Prayer

When evening came, after the sun had set, they began bringing to Him all who were ill and those who were demon-possessed. And the whole city had gathered at the door. And He healed many who were ill with various diseases, and cast out many demons; and He was not...

God-Initiated Counsel

Are there things you really need to know to take the next step that you simply don’t know? One of the great secrets of a God-led life is to be a man or woman who is willing to give—and receive—godly counsel. But where does this come from? How does it occur? When...