Tag: retreat

a simple request for prayer…

This post is simple. Today I am spending four and a half hours in Southern Pines – not playing golf but at a retreat with 30-35 men from a dozen or so churches in Coastal Carolina Presbytery. The day – billed as “An Invitation to Make a Difference as 21st-Century Presbyterian Men” – is also…

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why men’s ministry matters

Tell them to go after God, who piles on all the riches we could ever manage—to do good, to be rich in helping others, to be extravagantly generous. If they do that, they’ll build a treasury that will last, gaining life that is truly life. – 1 Timothy 6:18-19 It’s Monday morning, I’m safely home,…

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what if we’re not called to walk on the water… but rather to be submerged in God?

“Yes, come,” Jesus said. So Peter went over the side of the boat and walked on the water toward Jesus. But when he saw the strong wind and the waves, he was terrified and began to sink. “Save me, Lord!” he shouted. Jesus immediately reached out and grabbed him. “You have so little faith,” Jesus said. “Why…

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all the essentials

May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer. (Psalm 19:14) Preparing to speak at a retreat or conference is a lot like packing a suitcase for an out-of-town trip. You begin by making sure you’ve packed enough “essentials,” you throw in…

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