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Have You Heard God Whisper?

Tweet A NOTE TO CHILDREN’S PASTORS: My guess is that you haven’t heard the forest break out into uproarious applause or the mountains burst into joyful song. If I were to pry, I’d be willing to guess that, for some of you, you go home unable to hear even the gentlest of whispers from God’s […]

2017 Yosemite Summit Report and Video

Tweet Even as I write this, I still can’t believe that I’m reporting on the 10th Anniversary of Yosemite Summit. When I first got the idea to do this sabbatical retreat for children’s pastors, it was a step of faith. While I hoped it could become an annual event, at that time, I didn’t even […]

WHY YOSEMITE?

Tweet The 9th annual Summit is now only one month away. It will probably seem like the longest month of the year as I anticipate my annual pilgrimage with God in Yosemite National Park with six other pastors for a time of re-creation, renewal, recharging, refocusing and restarting for the next season of life and […]

DROP EVERYTHING, for an entire week!

Tweet Have you ever secretly thought, “I wish I could just get away from it all… even for just one week?” The truth is you CAN. And, you ought to! It takes some self-discipline, but despite what you think, your ministry will survive a week without you, and it might just be the best thing […]

Yosemite Summit 2015 Prayer Poster

Tweet I would appreciate if you would join me in praying for the fellows who will be going to Yosemite Summit 2015. Maybe you’ve gone in the past, maybe you’re still praying about coming in the future. Be a part of this year by lifting us up in prayer before and during the Summit. Below […]

This will Amaze You…

Tweet Tony Evans writes, “In Exodus 34:23-24, we read that three times a year all the males in Israel were to go on a retreat before the Lord who ruled over them. In the Old Testament, the phrase “Lord your God” means sovereign Lord. Three times a year, all of the men were to go […]

The Cure for Smart Phone Addiction

Tweet Last Sunday, our pastor continued a series called Satisfied. He shared some amazing statistics about Americans and their cell phones: 66% of Americans feel anxious if they are separated from their device. 58% do not miss one waking hour without checking their smart phone. 59% of Americans check email as soon as comes in. […]