Hi Friends! I want to share some news with you and invite you into a community of amazing women - authentic, beautiful, just like you.
Last Spring began a journey for me that I thought would end in October. Preparing for a God vision called Exhale Retreat pretty much consumed all the hours and days outside of my family, friends, church, writing - and a little bit of travel and play, because we all need that.
Exhale Retreat 2016 was a weekend in Leipers Fork, Tennessee in a story book setting on a rolling hillside in a rustic barn. The space was intentionally created to provide a place for women to come rest and receive. A place to gather, worship, laugh, pray, and talk about what it looks like to lean into the unforced rhythms of Jesus's grace focusing on Matthew 11:28-30.
It was an unforgettable two days filled with encouragement, connecting, scripture focused teachings, worship, and we ate amazing food all weekend. Community doesn't just happen. It flourishes in a safe place of engagement. We experienced community in a way only God could have orchestrated, and women who attended wanted to stay connected and left with a strong desire to invite others in. Exhale Women was birthed....
Exhale Women is a non-denominational, Christian ministry making space for women to connect and be encouraged through scripture, God focused conversations, online devotions, prayer, gatherings, and retreats.
With Matthew 11:28-30 as a guide, Exhale Women exists to encourage women to keep close company with God, learning to live freely and lightly - living out His Kingdom purposes and best plans for their lives. By definition, exhale means to expel air in order to make room to inhale oxygen - a necessity for life. As this must happen in the natural, it also must happen in the spiritual - making room for God who gives true and eternal life.
We are real, authentic women and want to encourage every woman, wherever she may be on her journey, as she walks toward the heart of God and seeks to live out His best plans for her life. Exhale Women is a community where you're always welcome just the way you are. You can read Our Story here. Our heart is to help every woman go deeper with God as she builds meaningful relationships and finds herself among friends.
We all have a need for deep connection and understanding. From the earliest scriptures, even in the temporary tabernacle, the table was a place of gathering and sharing. I'm inviting you to the table of Exhale Women. This is a safe, authentic, God and scripture focused place to connect and be encouraged to live out God’s purposes and best plan for your life.
I hope that you will join me at Exhale Women where you will hear from a team of amazing women following God's heart and ready to encourage you in your journey.
"Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you'll recover your life. I'll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me, watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace, I won't lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you'll learn to live freely and lightly.
Matthew 11:28-30 (The MSG)