Peace In the Middle of the Pieces
So often people ask, “What tip will help me move forward through hard seasons in life?” But there is no magic wand answer to that question. The real question and conviction becomes, “Are you willing to do the work, break up the broken thoughts, stand firm in emotional upheaval, and get grounded in truth when it feels like life is in pieces?” It takes work, not wishing; and this active, uncertain and sometimes roller coaster journey of moving forward requires us to ask another question, “Do I actually want to be free or am I just in love with the idea of freedom?” The key to the process of tapping into peace in the middle of the pieces is consistency. When pursuing peace, it will require an exchange which starts with us receiving, accepting, and opening our life to the echoing truth of God’s unfailing love, even in dark moments.
During this weekend, we pray you will receive what He brings to us to activate peace illuminated by His love. Peace isn’t passive in those moments, not in the presence of a God that brings love that just won’t quit. With that kind of love brought into our basement moments, He encourages us up and into His light. He beckons us to let down our guard that we have hidden behind and put our trust in Him. No… peace isn’t passive – it requires us:
• To take God out of the box
• To change our residence
• To look up and look forward
• To make room for tenacious faith
Entering into peace requires clarity and grounding in what we actually believe about the one we call Provider, Protector, Healer, and Way Maker and tapping into an active exchange of peace for our broken pieces. Join us for a weekend of offering our pieces to the ultimate Peace Keeper.
Plan to have fun, relax, learn, and make new connections at this annual Women’s Wellness Retreat. Feature presentation on Saturday and Sunday morning by Dr. Veirdre Jackson.
Check-in begins at 3pm on Friday and then we’ll all gather together for dinner. After dinner we’ll have a fun, social time of games and laughs. Wine and snacks will also be available at this time.
Saturday begins with a feature presentation by Dr. Veirdre Jackson. Then, you will have a choice of workshops to attend throughout the afternoon. You will be emailed a list of choices a few weeks before the retreat. Saturday evening will be a time of socializing, crafts and a movie.
On Sunday, Dr. Jackson will close the weekend with a special presentation. Guests will depart after lunch.
You won’t want to miss this special annual retreat. Many guests return year after year and we welcome new guests too!
About the Presenter
Dr. Veirdre Jackson is the CEO/Founder of Living Strong Consulting LLC and the Co-Founder of Fresh Fountain of Life Counseling and Wellness. She also serves on the educational executive boards of the Black Women’s Educational Alliance and Camp Endeavor. She is a highly sought-after keynote speaker and consultant, working with organizations like Lakeside Global Institute as a mentor trainer; Penn State Extension as an online course developer; Pennsylvania Early Head Start as a classroom and home visiting coach; Zero to Three as a Certified trainer in Infant Toddler Competencies and the Growing Brain; and various K-12 public and charter school districts as an Equity and Justice Consultant and Relational Coach. Her commitment to leaders and organizational development is elevated through her John Maxwell Team Certification which allows her to support leaders in sustaining growth and maintaining mission through trainings, mastermind sessions, lunch & learns, and coaching in such topics as Today Matters, Leadership Gold, How to Be a REAL Success, Becoming A Person of Influence, The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth, and more.
Her first book – 16 Principles for Abundant Living – is a foundational guide for women’s empowerment, and her 2019 book and video series Fearless Conversations with a Limitless God provides insight on addressing the challenges to breaking the cycle of toxic thoughts that keep women in “hiding places”.
Dr. Jackson holds a Bachelor’s degree from Drexel University; a Master’s degree in Elementary Education from Temple University; and a Doctoral Degree from Wilmington University in Leadership and Innovation. She is a wife and mother of two girls, and GiGi to her grandsons, Max and Jaxon and granddaughter, Ceres.