"Behold the birds of the air... Consider the lilies of the field..." (Matthew 6)
So often in Scripture we find lessons drawn from nature. Now is your opportunity to open your heart to the natural world, open your heart to communion with our Creator God.
Nature therapy and Christian contemplation go hand in hand. Ladies, take time away with us, and rediscover the delight of God’s creation — the natural world around us. We will step away from our daily grind, our many responsibilities, and dwell in God’s presence, allowing nature therapy to spurn our worship of and delight in Him.
Much of our modern lives are spent in stress and constant decision-making — in logic, in problem-solving, in projects, in “purpose”. Stepping into the green biomass on the banks of the St. Johns River in Northeast Florida — dwelling with ancient oak and magnolia trees, ferns and sandy soil, mischievous squirrels and dancing lizards — we will begin to engage our senses, bringing us into our bodies and quieting our souls, where delight, and being present, and wordless worship come into play.
Through nature therapy, tangled thoughts begin to untangle, anxiety begins to melt into confidence and peace, and our ability to calm our thoughts and listen to God increases.
Connect with other women as we delight in God’s creation together.
*This retreat is for women only.
**While this retreat is conducted from a Protestant Christian perspective, it is open to all women regardless of religious background. Let us all delight together with open hearts.