Awaken is to enliven, call forth, stir up, and ignite.  It means to stop sleeping, to become aware.  Our vision behind this ministry is to not only be a safe place of support and understanding for the ladies who attend our retreats, but also to encourage women to walk with restored faith and great courage to take bold steps in the direction God has called them to.  We want to stretch and challenge ladies to confront areas of their lives in which God wants to work.  We wish to facilitate a movement of transparency and vulnerability which will, in turn, incite strong relational connections, powerful self-awareness, and a deeper love for our Lord.

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Upcoming Events:

Awaken Your Balance

October 5-8 

Lake Junaluska, North Carolina at the Sunset Inn

This October, join Christy Hardin, Ashley Kelley, and myself at a charming, victorian inn right on Lake Junaluska.  This three night, four day all inclusive oasis will offer peace and tranquility with mountain and lake views.  Early morning walks or yoga flows will revive your energy levels and allow ample time to meet with your Creator, privately and in your own space.  Intimate, front porch dining and outdoor campfire shenanigans will foster new friendships with fellow sisters in Christ.  And the quaint, 100 year old rooms will offer a unique experience unlike any you’ll find off of this private property.

This fall, we’re going to focus on Balance.  What does it mean?  When can it happen?  And how can it be done God’s way?  We’ll take a look at the self-care movement happening all across social media and work through abstract ideas like boundaries, self-sacrifice, and surrendering to God’s will.  You’ll enjoy messages from your leaders, break out sessions to dig in together, and a bonus gift/activity specifically planned to inspire a deeper appreciation for the beautiful masterpiece God created when He purposefully, and lovingly, designed you.

Take a weekend to disconnect from your responsibilities, to break up with your stress and worries, to remove yourself from your anxieties, and open your heart to all that God has for you.  You’ll be in awe once you discover how clearly you can hear His whispers once you eliminate the noise of distractions from your presence.

You take care of getting here, and let us take care of the rest.

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If you missed Awaken this past January, catch up on the fun:  Check it out!