With great vulnerability and rawness, Rob Brinkman shares the extreme sifting and pruning God had to undertake (including a Federal prison sentence) to destroy his silos of pride and arrogance and start him on the journey toward humility–and how his prison ordeal actually prepared him spiritually to handle the loss of his 12 year-old daughter to cancer a few years later. Brinkman also explains how a man’s lack of humility can prevent his marriage from flourishing. This is a message for all men.
Dr. Rob Reimer helps us begin to unpack the “suitcase of our soul” by transparently sharing how he learned to unpack his after realizing early in his marriage that his wife didn’t really like him any more. With humor and insight, Reimer explains how he discovered and walked through the two key steps to “cleaning out our dirty laundry”. First, we must walk in the light with God and others. Second, we must access the presence and power of God and allow the Holy Spirit to shine light in our suitcase.
This is a memorable talk given by Jack Deere at the 2007 NCS National Retreat, held March 3-5, 2007 at Hershey Lodge in Hershey, PA. In this talk, Jack introduces what some have affectionately referred to as the “tree of shame”. After explaining the various ways we get on the tree, Jack shares the only way off.
The 2017 New Canaan Society New England Regional Retreat was held November 3-4 at the Cranwell Resort, Spa and Golf Club in Lenox, MA. The second New Canaan Society New England Couples Retreat was held at Cranwell November 4-5. We would like to thank the following people who volunteered their time to make it happen.
Staff of the Cranwell Resort, Spa and Golf Club
Authenticity Guide: Wm. Paul Young
Ministry Leader: Phil Zaldatte
Emcee: Bill Jolly (NCS Trumbull)
Worship: Dan Fox and Dennis Collins (NCS New Canaan)
Registration: Lisa Michalski & Lauren Brown
A/V Services: Rocky Progano (NCS New Canaan)
Cigars: Armand Amendola (NCS New Haven) and Tom Robidoux (NCS Norwalk)
Hotel Relations: Wiley Mullins (NCS Fairfield)
The 2017 New Canaan Society New England Couples Retreat was held November 4-5 at the Cranwell Resort, Spa and Golf Club in Lenox, MA. Wm. Paul Young was the Guide. This is Session 2.