Refine Retreat

Step Into The Closet: Refine {the retreat}

Step Into The Closet: Refine {the retreat}

With September half over, the rush of the coming seasons breaths heavy down my neck. The days slip past, water between my fingers. I cannot hold them–

I’m hungry for retreat, for extended time in my closet, on the floor, in the quiet.

guest room

I think there are some of you who want this too.

Actually, I know there are. 

We carry a lot of baggage, you and I.

The weight of it overwhelms.

I’ve been creating a place–building an opportunity, an experience where you can come to find quiet–where you can leave your bags behind, where you can find rest–and renewal.

fireplace at the lodge

I’m not claiming the idea, this is bigger than me. 

“…Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”  (Matthew 11:28)

I want to tell you–the Lord is moving in this. There’s a swelling of His presence that I cannot explain, or articulate with any real adequacy.

If you’ve been waiting for your invitation, here it is:

Come to Refine {the retreat}–your heart will be moved.

Heart in the trees

Jeremiah 29:13 says:

Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you, declares the Lord, and I will restore your fortunes and gather you from all the nations and all the places where I have driven you, declares the Lord, and I will bring you back to the place from which I sent you into exile.(29:13-15)

Come seek the Lord with us. Let Him restore you. Let Him raise you from the ash–He will bring you back.

Eyes will be opened.

Hearts will be healed.

Freedom will be restored.


Will you join us?

Salt Fork

There’s still a couple weeks left to grab an early bird ticket. 

 (click this link to grab your ticket)

Counting beyond 1000 Gifts

family dinner everyone likes (a rare occurrence)
dreaming of time away
working alongside God
the little one’s giggles
freedom to be a bit of a mess
good books
friends who love me, just as I am
clean towels
new mercies


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  1. I am looking forward to this, yet trying not to lose sight of the present moment and not wish my life away…but this, this retreat is going to be something special for me. I know it. Thank you for following his lead, Kris.


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