Category Archives of : Stories from the Weekend

God told Him He Was Going to Witness. But How?

                                                           By Dan McDonald I was praying on Monday after my candidate weekend, “God, is this it? Was it just a mountaintop experience, or has my life indeed changed?” I was back in the valley and I had to drive to a shop in Wisconsin to help install a machine I sold. As I […]

Why Don’t You Quit

By Dick Moltz I get asked sometimes why I don’t quit doing Tres Dias weekends. Surely I have done enough. Why not quit ? I was at a weekend in Colorado a few years ago. There was this big guy there. Sloppy looking and dirty. Kind of a jerk. Arrogant. Hair wasn’t combed and shirt hanging […]

A Gift of Life

By Margie Wallis   When I learned I was pregnant in October 1996, I was less than happy. Harley and I already had two sons, one with significant health challenges. The idea of another child was more than overwhelming and impractical. It was highly unlikely. I had been fighting bronchitis for several months that year, […]

That Bible At The Front Table

By Dr. Charles Allen Before any talk is given on a Tres Dias weekend, we light a candle. There is always a Bible on that front table, for a very important reason. That book is at the center of everything that happens on a weekend. The words in the Bible have transformed millions and millions […]

The Power of Three

The Power of Three Erin McCallon-Estremera On a sunny, comfortable afternoon in May, three friends gathered together and began their three-day journey inward. When I was considering the Tres Dias retreat and very much undecided, I learned that another member of my church had made the decision to attend the weekend. Okay, I thought, maybe that would work, […]