Register for the Retreat!

Sometimes what you need most is the hardest thing to give yourself.

You know you need to.  Your soul is thirsty for it.

Maybe it’s time to actually make it happen.

To take time away from it all.  To retreat.

To be alone with him.

To spend more than a sleepy or hurried 20 minutes focused in his presence.

Time to sit with him and sort through the burdens that have been weighing on you.

You know you’re longing to hear his voice speak to those burdens.  To feel the weight of them slide off your shoulders, to taste the freedom of release.

“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest…

Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”

(Matthew 11:28-30 MSG)

 This is what the Velvet Ashes Retreat is all about.  It’s here for you, right where you are, no travel required.  We want to extend an invitation to get away with him wherever you are.

Clear a half-day or so to do just that.  Anytime during this weekend:

Thursday April 16, 6pm, EST – Sunday April 19, 11:30pm EST. (Convert to your own time zone.)

We have 3-4 hours all planned out for you, about two hours of video interspersed with personal Scripture mediation and journaling.   We’d suggest you make a whole day of your personal retreat if you can, and plan your own restful, life-giving time.  We’ll be giving you some creative ideas.

We’ll also be offering you the chance to meet and interact with the Velvet Ashes editors and each other via an informal webinar chat. Together as a community, we’ll process what God is doing in us.

More details to come when you register.  But did we mention this is Velvet Ashes’ gift to you?  Yep, no fees involved.

First, you’re going to want to watch this:

Then you’ll need to register here:

Then you’re going to share this with every overseas woman you know, so she experience the Velvet Ashes Retreat too.

How does this sound to you??


  1. Patty Stallings March 19, 2015

    SOOOOOOO exciting!  Can’t wait to be with you all virtually!  🙂

    1. Danielle Wheeler March 19, 2015

      Me too!!  So amazing to see ladies registering from all over the world!

  2. Leisa March 19, 2015

    Yikes having trouble registering. Says username and email already exists. So any suggestions? Thanks ladies.

    1. Leisa March 19, 2015

      Got it, I am registered and excited. Thanks Velvet Ashes!

  3. Kelly March 22, 2015

    I will be hosting a viewing of the talks on Saturday, and then sending the ladies out for solitude. Will there be any way to download the content- so I can be assured of no lag time and not be dependent on my internet on the day of?

    1. Danielle Wheeler March 23, 2015

      Hi Kelly,  so sorry for the delay in getting back to you.  My family and I have been fighting a stomach bug over here. 🙁  

      So excited that a group of you will be able to do this together!  Yes, you will be able to download the videos!  Can I ask where you all will be meeting?  Or you can just tell me what time zone.  I’m assuming that since you’re meeting on Saturday, you will have enough time to download them.  The videos will do live Thurs April 16, 6pm EST.  

      We’d love to hear how your time together is, and see pics of you all!       

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