Retreats: What Are They and Why Make Them?

Retreats: What Are They and Why Make Them?

Over the years, I’ve led or been part of countless retreats: youth retreats, couples retreats, men’s retreats (never a woman’s retreat—surprise!), leadership retreats, strategic planning retreats, spiritual retreats. What I’ve learned is that there a lot of different...
What More Could I Want?

What More Could I Want?

Sometimes, when I’m laying in bed falling to sleep, or just when I awaken in the morning, I call to mind the first line of Psalm 23 in a somewhat paraphrased form: The Lord is my shepherd,       What more could I want? The paraphrase isn’t original with me, but I...

Praying Like Jesus

How do we learn to pray? The first disciples learned by what they witnessed in Jesus’s life. They asked him to teach them. Listen to this take on that theme: “Any honest consideration of the life of Jesus Christ is both shaking and humbling. Whence came such power?...