*Friends! Thanks for spreading the word about this little retreat. We SOLD OUT in 4 DAYS! Wow. Please add your name to the waiting list if you missed it (you never know) - and stay tuned. We are working on the possibility of adding another date for this retreat in the next few months. Maybe we'll see you there? :)
I've been so excited to share this news with you...it's been in the works for months and we have finally landed on specifics enough to invite your participation.
If you have been around my Twitter feed much over the past year or two, you are aware of my great affection and admiration for Ann Voskamp, Canadian blogger/writer (although she would first list wife to Farmer and mother of six). Ann writes vividly, poetically, and with profound depth about faith, life, and living gratefully.
Across the miles, Ann has become a dear friend to me. The title track of my new EP: How Emptiness Sings originated with one of Ann's marvelous blog posts -- Soulcoustics: How to Hear God in the Dark. This will be releasing in March, and we've hoped to join forces in some way, her speaking and me singing about the music that comes from the hollow places.
Together with Nicole Witt (another name you know by now), we began envisioning a weekend of women gathering to celebrate the Creator God and the ways we can image Him in artful living. The gathering will be deliberately small (75 women). During our overnight time together at Caraway Conference Center in Asheboro, NC, we'll listen in quiet, make music, pray, share meals and words of encouragement, and celebrate the countless ways God has borne His creative spirit into all of us "makers." The date has been set! June 10-11, 2011.
You don't have to be one who calls herself an artist, or a seller of any product. You may express beauty in the kitchen or an office or in your garden or a classroom...If the idea of reflecting His beauty in daily living connects with you in some way...you are welcome and invited.
NOTE: Registration opens Valentines Day. :) Because we need to provide the retreat center with numbers at the end of March, we are closing registration at that time, so don't wait!