The Heart Retreat
Our first annual Heart Retreat took place in November (2012) featuring keynote speakers, Heather Gillion and Holly Snell of Dancing on My Ashes, national speaker Susan Jaramillo, and Inspirational woman, Julie Stout Davenport. Our worship was led by Heidi Neely.
The weekend was spent in a warm lodge, full of love, at Windermere Baptist Conference Center. Ladies participated in A Little Inspiration, breakouts with options including jewelry making, nature walk, and learning how to craft a terrarium. A highlight was a spa on sight sponsored by Heads Up Salon, as well as Good and Perfect Gifts running a store in our all inclusive lodge. Tony of Three Story Coffee ran a bistro and served all the ladies well! At the Inspire Her Giveaway we were able to bless a nominated inspirational woman in need of inspiration with over $5000 of gifts from sponsors!
Beyond the logistics, words can hardly convey the spirit of unity and love that we all experienced. God’ presence was felt and hearts were touched. Here is what some people had to say about the Heart Retreat:
A wonderful group of women that we had never met before—warm, smiling faces at every turn. So much more than I expected.
Can hardly wait for next year and 2013 Inspire meetings!
The speakers were sincere in their faith and spoke from the heart.
Awesome, touching stories, “REAL WOMEN”!!
The spa was very relaxing and just what I needed!
LOVED the nature walk!
The Little Inspiration breakouts helped me connect with other women and gain new experiences. The speakers and music helped revive and give hope that you are not alone in your problems and (made me reailze) Yes, God can take care of all of them!
Who knew my heart could be blown away? But it was.
Left with a great awareness of how awesome God is!
Tremendous value for the cost.
Thank you! This above and beyond exceeded my expectations! This was something I needed and enjoyed so much!
AMAZING! will be back next year!