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Sure Signs of Spring at Laity Lodge

Monday, April 12th, 2010

Here are some sure signs of spring at Laity Lodge. I took this photos this past weekend.

Laity Lodge along the Frio River

Claret Cup Cactus (sometimes called Hedgehog Cactus)

Swallowtail butterfly on a Praire Verbena (sometimes called Dakota Vervain)

Fall in the Texas Hill Country, Part 2

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

Here are a couple more photos, taken at Laity Lodge last weekend. Enjoy!

Earl Palmer at Laity Lodge

Monday, November 16th, 2009

Earl Palmer taught at Laity Lodge this past weekend, leading a retreat for Westlake Hills Presbyterian Church. I know that many of my blog readers are familiar with Earl, but if you’re not, let me give a brief bio. Earl, a Presbyterian minister, served in four churches, including Berkeley Presbyterian Church in California and University […]

Michael Lindsay at Laity Lodge

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

Laity Lodge was honored to have as Dr. Michael Lindsay as a speaker at our recent Leaders’ Retreat. Michael is a professor of sociology at Rice University and an award-winning author. His recent book, Faith in the Halls of Power, has been highly acclaimed as a groundbreaking study of Christians who are leaders in business, […]

Highest Recommendation: Frio Suite by Jeff Johnson and Phil Keaggy

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

Do I have a recommendation for you! Today marks the full release of an extraordinary album by Jeff Johnson and Phil Keaggy: Frio Suite. This instrumental collection is engaging, inspiring, quieting, even haunting. It is an extraordinary collaboration of two wonderful artists: Phil Keaggy, who is widely considered to be one of the finest guitarists […]

Michael Card’s New Book Just Out

Monday, September 21st, 2009

This last weekend we were pleased to welcome Michael Card back to Laity Lodge. Michael, as you probably know, is a highly-regarded Christian singer/songwriter. Among his best known favorites are “El Shaddai,” “Immanuel,” and “Joy in the Journey.”  Michael has also written many fine books, including the Gold Medallion Book Award winner, A Sacred Sorrow.
At […]

God Will Wipe Away Our Tears: Implications (Section 2)

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

In yesterday’s post I began cogitating on the implications of the fact that, as the first act in the new creation, God will wipe away our tears. I suggested that this action of God reminds us of the pain and brokenness of this life. Today I’ll address the second of my three basic questions:
1. What […]

God Will Wipe Away Our Tears: Implications

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

Yesterday I put up some highlights of Scotty Smith’s recent contribution to a Laity Lodge retreat. I mentioned that one of the things he said that struck me was this: “God’s first action in the new creation is to wipe away tears.” As I explained yesterday, I have known Revelation 21:4, the source of Scotty’s […]

Scotty Smith, Laity Lodge, and the New Creation

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

At our recent Laity Lodge retreat we were pleased to have Scotty Smith as our speaker. Scotty is the founding pastor of Christ Community Church in Franklin, Tennessee. After twenty years as Senior Pastor, he is now the Pastor for Preaching, Teaching, and Worship at CCC.
At our retreat, Scotty addressed the topic: “Living Like Heaven […]

Lauren and Calvin at Laity Lodge

Monday, July 27th, 2009

No, I’m not talking about designer labels. Not Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein, but Lauren Winner and Calvin Miller. They were speaking at our most recent Laity Lodge retreat.
If you know Lauren and Calvin, you might think they’re an odd match. There is about a forty-year gap in their ages. Lauren is an East Coast […]

Great Music at Laity Lodge . . . Ashley Cleveland and Kenny Greenberg

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

One of the things I love about Laity Lodge is getting to hear great music in a wide variety of genres. A week ago we were treated to a world-class string trio composed of Stephen Clapp (violinist and former dean at Julliard), Sean Jackson (Juillard grad in piano and organ), and Josef Luptak (cellist from […]

A Windy Summer Day at Laity Lodge

Saturday, June 20th, 2009

Here’s a great reason to hang out at Laity Lodge . . . .

Check out this short video clip so you can appreciate the warm summer wind at your back:
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