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Editor’s Note: This beautiful invitation to the Velvet Ashes online retreat was written before much of the world shut down due to COVID-19. At the time I received this piece, I thought it was one of the most moving descriptions of community, both online and otherwise, that I had ever read. I still believe that, […]

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Why Don’t We Retreat?

by Danielle Wheeler on February 28, 2019

We have an invitation for you today.   Ruth Haley Barton recommends that people in ministry have a spiritual retreat once a month to stay spiritually healthy. Everyone needs spiritual retreat, but when your life is about pouring out in ministry to others, you need a frequent rhythm of retreat to fill you up. She […]

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An invitation to the 2017 Velvet Ashes online retreat

by Danielle Wheeler on March 16, 2017

We’re all fans of Sabbath here, right? Or at least the idea of Sabbath. We know we need to take time away from our responsibilities to physically rest and spiritually renew, but actually doing it? Well, that proves to be a challenge for us. Constant needs clamor for our attention. Even if we are able […]

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Danielle Wheeler, founder and editor of Velvet Ashes, has a special invitation for A Life Overseas ladies today. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ “Our job is not to heal our souls, but to make space for them so that healing can come.” – John Ortberg in Soul Keeping. When was the last time you made space for your soul? […]

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