Entries by pete

Catching Up To My Heart

A story from Dan.

In the spring of 2015 my friend Matt and I were walking through Killing Lions by John and Sam Eldridge. He was seeing that I was resonating with a lot of the message of the book and suggested that I look into this weekend retreat that his friend Pete puts on every spring. He also said that if I volunteered to serve food and do some dishes that I could go for free.

Out Of Hiding

Like so many of Steffany’s worship songs the lyrics and melody are so honest and raw they are almost haunting. The first words grip me. Because of multiple layers of shame we hide and so often live with the bondage. We long for rescue. The God of unfailing kindness simply says, “Come out of hiding you’re safe here with me.”

Surrender – Part 1

Surrender is something we don’t always like to talk about but it is one of the foundational spiritual rhythms of Christianity.  We have to learn to both God and the present moment if we want to learn to live whole and free.  The True Pursuit Team discusses how surrender has affected them in their journeys and what they have been learning.

Surrender – Part 2

Surrender is something we don’t always like to talk about but it is one of the foundational spiritual rhythms of Christianity.  We have to learn to both God and the present moment if we want to learn to live whole and free.  The True Pursuit Team discusses how surrender has affected them in their journeys and what they have been learning.

Surrender – Part 3

Surrender is something we don’t always like to talk about but it is one of the foundational spiritual rhythms of Christianity.  We have to learn to both God and the present moment if we want to learn to live whole and free.  The True Pursuit Team discusses how surrender has affected them in their journeys and what they have been learning.

Surrender – Part 4

Surrender is something we don’t always like to talk about but it is one of the foundational spiritual rhythms of Christianity.  We have to learn to both God and the present moment if we want to learn to live whole and free.  The True Pursuit Team discusses how surrender has affected them in their journeys and what they have been learning.

Surrender – Part 5

Surrender is something we don’t always like to talk about but it is one of the foundational spiritual rhythms of Christianity.  We have to learn to both God and the present moment if we want to learn to live whole and free.  The True Pursuit Team discusses how surrender has affected them in their journeys and what they have been learning.

Surrender – Part 6

Surrender is something we don’t always like to talk about but it is one of the foundational spiritual rhythms of Christianity.  We have to learn to both God and the present moment if we want to learn to live whole and free.  The True Pursuit Team discusses how surrender has affected them in their journeys and what they have been learning.

Windows to Wounds

I am convinced that the story of our childhood determines who we are as adults. As I have said many times before, none of us got through life without being wounded by our parents, siblings, teachers, coaches and so on. None of those people who influenced our lives as children were perfect. No, they had their own stories of brokenness that they were living out of.

I Felt Seen

The perspective of a TP Weekend attendee’s wife

Before the True Pursuit weekend, my husband and I had what you would call a good marriage.  We loved each other and worked well as a team but we both knew something was missing.  He struggled to lead and I felt pressure to be everything to him and our kids. Neither one of us had any kind of guidance in our lives.