The Blessing of Retreat

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by Jeanne Doyon

Where can women in leadership be refreshed? Whether we are teaching, planning, leading, or delegating, we’re always “on.” We need a place to let down and let go—to connect with other women and to be fed so our cup is refilled. The by design ReTREAT is it—a place to refresh, share ideas, pray and be in God’s presence so we can hear His direction for our next step.

I attended the ReTREAT a few weeks ago and met wonderful kindred sisters. We connected over meals and heard from speakers on topics that we encounter. And, we left feeling like family. It is so good to know I am not alone out there. God has an army of women on the front lines and they can become my rear guard as I serve in my local church and community.

One favorite moment of the weekend was when we all broke out singing the Doxology in the dining hall. Voices raised. Perfect harmony. Clear and strong. It was such a beautiful picture of God’s daughters working in unity, according to our giftedness, for the Kingdom.

Mark your calendars to join us at next year’s ReTREAT from February 3-5, 2017!

Jeanne Doyon-1Jeanne Doyon is featured in our Speaker’s Directory. She is a speaker, writer, and blogger. Jeanne enjoys English tea and her backyard in full bloom. She and her husband, John, have three children who all live too far away. You can visit Jeanne online at