This weekend I will be in the woods of Tennessee for a men’s retreat.  I’m not speaking, I’m attending. I have mentioned in the past that my bride and I have made a choice to only very rarely be apart from each other overnight, and men’s and women’s retreats being a primary exception to that.

To me a men’s retreat is about getting close to God – which will make me a better man, a better father, and a better husband. So I am apart from my bride for a very clear reason – to be better for her and for myself.

Please pray for me and the rest of the fellows who will be seeking the Lord this weekend – and try to find a similar event to attend yourself.

2 Comments on “Retreat!

  1. Father of us all,

    The mountians of Tenessee are a really good place to admire Your handiwork and feel Your presence- Let the awe of them fill Paul’s mind. And as he takes this time apart from his precious one to draw closer to You, draw closer to him Yourself. It’s a time for he and You to get to know each other better through other’s of Your Body. Show up there LORD in the mountians of Tenessee where Paul will be and let your words be spoken through ALL the men there, even as it should be. For I know, from experience, that when we allow You to show up, by stepping out of the way, putting our selves and our agendas aside, a splendid time is guaranteed for all. So be it.

    P.S. Lord if there’s a ‘guest speaker’ I ask that You cut his time short so that You may have time to speak through your people.

  2. Hello Paul,

    I hope that your retreat is Blessed and encouraging. From the busyness of Southern California to be able to escape and get to the mountains for a couple of days is a necessity. To be able to bond with brothers in Christ (and others who don’t know why they are there) it is a gift indeed. To fellowship and commune with God in quiet peacefulness of the mountains is awesome. Satan’s left on the interstate. I pray that you all are refreshed and revitalized and that your event protected by angels wings.

    God Bless,

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