Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Renovate Retreat

Spent three days in Wolf Creek, Colorado to speak at the Renovate Retreat.
Wolf Creek is an old school ski area. No condo's at the base, no t-shirt shops on Main Street and no east coast college graduates serving overpriced nacho's with an attitude. That to say, Wolf Creek is not Vail, Aspen or Telluride. The ski area is owned by the Pitcher family, always has been. They have resisted development and the area has not, well, developed. Nearby Pagosa Springs has not changed much in the 25+ years I have been coming here.
In the years I lived in Colorado Springs, I spent hundreds of ski days and nights in Breckenridge, Crested Butte and the glamour towns of Colorado. But Wolf Creek is always pleasant to come back to. Not stunning like Keystone or Beaver Creek, but, it is comfortable and never crowded.

We stayed at the Springs Resort, a real gem. The hot springs are on site, they are clean, well kept and fully developed, like 20 or so different hot tubs with natural water. A freezing river flows right by, the town surrounds the hot springs and it is perfect therapy after a day of snowboarding. I've been to hot springs near Steamboat and on the western slope, but these are outrageously excellent, and open 24/7 for hotel guests.
I taught three sessions on "Which way did he go?'' Finding the will of God
Session One: What God Intended, God's will for the world.
Session Two: What God wants for you
Session Three: He will build His church: Where God Works

Always a good sign: Welcome to Colorado

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