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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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What Leads to Greater Freedom?

What Leads to Greater Freedom?

When is a train free to run? When it’s on the tracks or off the tracks? On the tracks it can move at incredible speed, with perfect freedom, doing exactly what it was created to do. Off the tracks, it’s unable to run as designed. We were designed, as C. S. Lewis said,...

Does God’s Word Make Progress In You?

Does God’s Word Make Progress In You?

“I know that you are Abraham’s descendants; yet you seek to kill Me, because My word has no place in you. I speak the things which I have seen with My Father; therefore you also do the things which you heard from your father” (John 8:37-38 NASB). Jesus had a running...

Unceasing Praise

Unceasing Praise

“From the rising of the sun to its setting the name of the LORD is to be praised” (Psalm 113:3 NASB). A dear friend of mine, Stottler Starr, who was greatly used of God, recently died of cancer. The last year of his life was a time of great suffering, yet he seemed...

The Single, Greatest Thing You Can Do When Distressed

The Single, Greatest Thing You Can Do When Distressed

The story of Hannah and her husband, Elkanah, told in 1 Samuel 1, is fantastic. Hannah was barren, and it broke her heart. Other things complicated this, robbing her of joy. But there is one verse that changed everything: “She, greatly distressed, prayed to the LORD...

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...