I’m so stinkin’ excited I can’t stand it.
Today is the day I get to tell you about what’s been brewing in my heart that may well involve YOU.
What I have to tell you is about laughter and rest and community and prayer and someone cooking for you, 3 amazing meals a day…communion, affirming each other, and throwing a big old Jesus party in the end.
It is about diving into the Word and focusing squarely on Jesus, in our UGG boots and sweatshirts, if we want (p.s. Mine will be off-brand).
It is about silencing the rush of life for a few days, making new friends in real life we may well have, forever.
All of this will happen, and this is how I know: I’m hosting my own retreat so I get to plan the agenda.
Yep. I am. HOSTING MY OWN RETREAT. (Enter gleeful squeals. Listen, I love being asked to go places and speak but there is something about doing my own thing that makes me gloriously happy.)
Who: Women. 18-up. COME ON.
When: January 7-9, 2017
Where: St. Francis Prayer Center, Stoneville, NC (near Greensboro) (www.stfrancissprings.com)
Besides the awesome stuff listed above, let me tell you why now, why this.
I have a new book releasing in April 2017 I haven’t told you about yet. (But I will. Soon.) I am thick in the writing of it right now, and I am so very excited about what God is speaking to me on the message of where we, as believers, need to be and how we need to walk in these very dark and difficult times. I truly believe the words in this book can change the climate of our lives: from nervous and anxious and freaking out to steady, ready and strong. There has never been a better time for this message, and I’m grateful to bring it.
I want to speak it to you, first. I want to share with you the entire book in several sessions…gather with you, some faithful supporters of this ministry, in an intimate setting. I need your feedback. I want to hear your heart. I want us to travel together through this idea of becoming steady and strong. The world needs us, warrior sisters. We need each other.
This retreat will allow me to get personal with you, like I always strive to be when I write a Facebook post or blog or post an Instagram picture. But I want more than that. I want to pour into your lives in a deeper way, meet many of you for the first time face to face, pray with you, connect you with other new friends who share the same heart, and teach you some things God has been teaching me, on a stool in jeans, not from a stage like usual. I crave this facetime and interaction.
And yes, we will do some other important things like video tape some sessions (YOU will be the audience – so fun!). But we will also go off script from a normal retreat and really spend some time listening to God. I don’t know about you, but I need Him desperately in this world gone crazy.
p.s. Last week, I told some of my closest ministry friends about this and some of have registered and are coming, too. I would tell you who but I fear you will sign up for the wrong reason. :) Oh, it’s going to be a big, big time, I’ll tell you that.
Now here’s the thing. The slots for this retreat are extremely limited. Like less than 30. I’m praying and believing they will quickly go. So get on the phone and text that girlfriend and sign up, today. For real.
Inevitably, some of your questions…
Question 1: Lisa…if I come, what will I get?
I’m so glad you asked. :)
Lots of cool stuff.
(8) teaching sessions on a not-yet-released book
Advance reader copy of my new book
Some new book swag
3 cooked meals a day (Please. Someone cooking for me? For this, alone, people.)
Beautiful retreat center to play and rest
Prayer, community, communion and affirmation
And for you writer types: here’s a big cool other reason to come: I’m throwing in **one bonus session on the nitty gritty of writing/publishing/no one ever tells you this stuff. A lot of you want to write a book, I know. This is your time to find out all about it. All your questions. Bring them. Anything. The not talked about stuff. We’ll dive in.
Question 2: Lisa…what is the cost?
Super duper affordable – that’s what. :)
Cost of the retreat: $200 for double occupancy (2 nights, 3 days and all of the above).
*Nearest airport, if you are flying in: Piedmont Triad International Airport (GSO), Greensboro, NC
So, that’s my big news. I hope you’ll consider coming. I want you to be a part, and I would love nothing more than to see you there.
If yes, click THIS LINK RIGHT NOW to register.
p.s. See you in January! Truly can’t wait.