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…devotional thoughts from our retreat leaders…
Sometimes other people are better at expressing what is in your heart than you are. Marie Baldwin is a three-time alumni of SonScape Retreats . . .read more
I am not always intentional, probably not even mostly so, but I do aspire to it. A commitment to intentionality has always been important for . . .read more
Every child knows what summer means – bike riding, swimming, games of tag, frogs to catch . . .read more
What was Moses thinking?! He lead two million people into the wilderness toward the promised land – and they knew how to complain!read more
Every one of us walk paths that we never imagined we were intended to walk. Paths that are more like unlit alleys cluttered with . . .read more
I was sitting alone early one morning feeling sorry for myself. I was in the middle of an attack of my neurological disorder and had lost much . . .read more
…testimonies from our alumni…
I marvel that as pastors we can proclaim to and believe about others an identity in Christ we ourselves have unknowingly let Satan blind us to . . . we love others but hate ourself . . .read more
I came with my wife really not knowing or having a clue what to expect, as a couple or individually. I realize this was good, because it was more . . .read more
My week at SonScape was full of moments with my wife and with God. I discovered how badly I had been treating myself. I heard God speak to me on the hiking trail, in the sessions . . .read more
Friends, all I can say is that my desire this week was to reconnect with the Lord and to re-orient my third culture and wounded missionary heart. Before my week here with my wife, I had hit . . .read more
This retreat was a last resort for me. After 25 years of ordained ministry, 20 of which in the same parish, I felt abandoned by God, disenchanted with ministry, and . . .read more
The most powerful part of our SonScape retreat experience was the opportunity to come away to a quiet place and honestly reflect on who God has made us to be.read more
My Call to SonScape Retreats . . .
by Rob Lauer | A glimpse into my story reveals the motivation and my passion for SonScape Retreats. Twenty years ago I made a phone call that changed the trajectory of my life. At the time I was serving as a youth pastor . . .read more
Passing the Baton . . .
The time has come to pass the baton! In October 2002 I was asked to become the CEO of SonScape Retreats. For the past 141/2 years, it has been my great privilege to serve as CEO and then President of an incredible ministry where . . .read more
Something New . . .
On May 1 a new book will appear in Christian bookstores across the country. Pastors are People Too is written by Jimmy Dodd and Larry Magnuson as a part of a new series published by David C. Cook for and about pastors.read more
SonScape Retreats . . . still on the move!
by Larry Magnuson
Fifteen years ago SonScape held 10 retreats reaching 75 Christian leaders annually. This year there will be 32 retreats; 3 will be held internationally and 29 between Colorado, Tennessee, and New York.read more
Other Interesting Info
…articles, videos, etc. from like-minded folks…
Want to help your pastor? Want to understand his/her world? Everything you need is in the book Pastors are People Too by Larry Magnuson and Jimmy Dodd.read more
by Jonny Diaz | jonnydiaz.com | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnjeMwxFuBAread more
Sometimes a call from God is not enough to keep a pastor in his post.read more