Breathe Deep Day Restorative Retreat on Feb. 9, 2019
Arrive 8:30 a.m. for a connection, coffee, tea, and sweet breads; Lunch of soup and salad included; bring your Bible, journal and pen; make provision to disconnect for the day so that you can connect deeply with the Presence of God and others; prayerfully bring a symbol that represents what God is speaking to you about rest in this season of your life
Cancellation Policy: Notice of cancellations must be received by email as follows: Mary@Meta-Formation.com. Cancellation fee is $25. Retreatants who do not show up or depart early are responsible for their entire registration.
The speed of life often keeps our deep desire for resting in God's presence at bay. Woven into our time together will be devoted attention to the Lover of your soul and creative listening to His voice about the sacred rhythms of rest He is calling you to in this season of your life! You'll be pleasantly surprised because, of course, His intentions usually do not include the "shoulds" "ought tos" and "need tos". Come join us in a surrounding of outer calm that leads to inner peace, making space and time for the one who knows you the best and loves you the most. We will use Questions for Jesus and among other things, the spiritual discipline of listening prayer. Come away and drink great droughts of God.
What to bring: Your trust and anticipation that Jesus will meet you and speak personally about your deep desires, an item that that symbolizes rest for you, your journal, Bible and casual comfortable shoes and clothing. Less is more!
Whether you have attended many reflective retreats or this is your first, you will find it quite different from retreats that are information and action oriented. This retreat format is tailored to provide spiritual renewal, companionship, soul care, mental rejuvenation, and heart-warming sharing. Come if you sense the voice of God as He whispers "Come away with me to a quiet place and rest." Mark 6:31
This retreat will include a variety of Questions for Jesus woven among classical spiritual discipline (Abiding in the Word, soaking in the Presence, silence and solitude, community sharing from the heart, and listening prayer), but each gathering will be unique in approach and emphasis. The common thread is the invitation for you to come away, breathe deep, and rest under the canopy of His great love.
Contact: Sarah Herring or Kathy Stoltzfus 334.648.7742
More on what to bring: An open receptive, hungry heart, a willingness to move at a much slower pace and to accept a fresh perspective on how you do life.