“In silence all our usual patterns assault us. That’s why most of us give up rather quickly. When Jesus was led into the wilderness the first things to show up were the wild beasts.”
No matter who we think we are or what we’ve done, there’s a beauty inside us, a beauty that defines us, a beauty we’ve forgotten. Rediscover that beauty and let it tell you who you really are.
That’s precisely why we’re inviting you to come away on this retreat with The SoulCare Project, a ministry dedicated to providing leaders intentional space for rest and communion with Christ. Attendees will have the rare opportunity to set aside the busy and productive life in order to hear God’s voice through stillness. Our retreat facilitator will be author and counselor, Jan Meyers Proett.
A Personal Word From Jan Meyers Proett:
I am a wife to my husband Steve, friend, counselor, speaker and author of The Allure of Hope, Listening to Love and Beauty and the Bitch: Grace for the Worst in Me.
I have been a counselor for twenty years. I’ve had the privilege of sharing with and learning from those who work on behalf of the abused and exploited, in Sri Lanka, Nepal, the Philippines, North America and Central and East Africa.
I am happiest when my hands are in the soil, and happier still at harvest time. It’s good when I can be on a mountain, hiking or skiing. I love being in, cultivating, fighting for and enjoying my marriage. And I love fighting for the marriages of friends. I love hanging out with words, and I both love and lament their power. The people I most respect are those who cultivate a rich inner life and an honest outer life, a life of service. I’m grateful to be surrounded by such folks.
The greatest pleasure, but also the most challenging aspect of my life, is seeking to follow Jesus Christ. This does inform my counseling practice, speaking and writing, but not in the ways you might think. The face of True Christianity is not angry, positioned and arrogant, nor is it plastic, stiff and strained, but it is passionate, grieved, in awe, intelligently humorous, fierce and loving. And it is meant to bring freedom.
Jan Meyers Proett