Sep 24, 2021

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 ... Continue reading...

women's wellness
Sep 23, 2021

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 ... Continue reading...

women's retreat
Aug 1, 2021

"Searching for Mary Magdalene" is a week-long retreat wherein Mary Magdalene speaks in her first person voice, inviting us to examine what we know about her, while simultaneously expecting surprises about her long being a "miscast outcast'". You can look forward to challenges throughout a multi-sensory search via: a Magdala Art Gallery, Magdala hometown Archaeology reports, the four canonical Gospels, the non-canonical Gospel of Mary (Magdalene), the Golden Legend, a Magdala musical oratorio, an opera and ... Continue reading...

Mary DeTurris Poust
Jun 25, 2021

Broken, Beautiful, and Beloved: Learning to See Ourselves Through God’s Eyes So often we imagine that in order to be loved we must become better, different, perfect. But what if the things we think need to be “fixed” in order to make us more lovable – flaws and weaknesses, mistakes and sins – are the very things that make us beautiful in our own way? In this retreat, we will use Psalm 139 as a touchstone ... Continue reading...

women's day retreat
Jun 12, 2021

A Women's Day Retreat With such busy lives, we can often walk through our days on auto-pilot. Or we only operate from the roles that we have as mother, employee, wife, or daughter. In this workshop, participants are given the opportunity to slow down and spend time reconnecting with their authentic self. Time will be spent in discussions, self-reflection, and quiet time with the goal of finding a portion of the true self again. Guided by ... Continue reading...

Dr. Veirdre Jackson
May 2, 2021

Today's post is a powerful excerpt from "Fearless Conversations with a Limitless God" by Dr. Veirdre Jackson. She will be returning to the Center this September as the featured speaker for annual Women's Wellness retreat and we're so excited to host her again. Let's read this short excerpt, based on a familiar passage from scripture.... Stepping into Peace "Yes, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You ... Continue reading...

Mary DeTurris Poust
Apr 16, 2021

Today's reflection comes from the "Not Strictly Spiritual" blog of author and retreat presenter, Mary DeTurris Poust. Mary will be with us for a wonderful weekend retreat, June 25-27, presenting "Broken, Beautiful, and Beloved". You can learn more about Mary and the retreat if you click here. Today, let's read her thoughts about the courageous example of Peter. Responding with heart means jumping in with trust I love how Peter tends to respond to Jesus with such ... Continue reading...

Sep 27, 2020

Our annual Women's Wellness retreat was held last weekend and although it was different with our face masks and social distancing, everyone really enjoyed their time together at the Center! Andrea Springer gave insightful and humorous presentations about the importance of being present and she shared how we can incorporate daily practices into our lives each day. Do you use meditation, purpose statements or prayerful practices like mandalas to remind you to be grateful for ... Continue reading...

Jun 17, 2020

Today's reflection is a poem by popular retreat presenter, Edwina Gateley. She will be with us at for her "Call to Personal and Global Transformation" women's retreat, July 24-29. There are still a few reservations available. Click here if you'd like to learn more. Now, let's take a few moments in silence to slowly read the words of this poem. Let Your God Love You Be silent. Be still. Alone. Empty Before your God. Say nothing. Ask nothing. Be silent. Be still. Let your God look ... Continue reading...

peace garden, service, volunteer
Apr 5, 2020

Andrea Springer offers today's post. Andrea has presented retreats many times at the Retreat & Conference Center and she will be the feature presenter for our annual Women's Wellness retreat this September. The theme this year will be 'Present with Purpose' and you can read more about the retreat and about Andrea by clicking here. As we struggle to connect with our communities during the pandemic, take a moment to read this insightful reflection. Community of ... Continue reading...