While we don’t have kids yet, this back-to-school time of year always feels like a time of renewal for me — maybe it’s the transition of the weather from being so hot to a season that’s more cool. A transition from a season of busy into a season of settling down a bit more. In either case, the feeling that Fall is near always brings about a feeling of rest, renewal, and relief for me.
That’s one reason why I decided to produce an online healing retreat during this time of year, and our next one begins next Tuesday.
It’s called the Pray More Healing Retreat! It’s an online retreat — sort of like a DIY retreat, actually: this year, we have seven speakers and 19 talks altogether. The focus is on healing — the type of healing God can offer us, how to pursue that healing, how to move forward from painful and past situations into a place of more peace.
God wants to love you and we want to help you hurt a little less. That’s what this retreat is about.
All the retreat talks talks are pre-recorded and everything will be released & available on August 6th.
So the jist of it is that you can watch, listen, or download the talks wherever you are and whenever you have the time over the next few weeks. Though we do give you a list of suggested talks to listen to each week to help guide you through 🙂
Each talk also comes with the transcript in case you like to do some highlighting 😉 And a study guide, which is just 3-5 short questions that build on the materials and, we hope, will help you to reflect more, and pray more, on what the talk was about.
We hear from a lot of people that they do these retreats with their families, friends, Bible studies, or R.C.I.A. groups. But you could also do it on your own!
There was a talk from the retreat that I specifically wanted to share with you here… It spoke to my personal wounds and reminded me about the beauty that God can create from difficult and painful experiences, and I hope that it speaks to yours too…
This is that talk:
God Makes All Things New: Beauty, Healing & Redemption from Pain
by Ashley Stevens: