Grace Women: Let’s Get Away

Do you ever just want to escape? Lay your responsibilities aside and just be? I know I do. I have said that I just want to go somewhere or have time where no one needs anything from me. No one is in need of clean socks, bills are not waiting to be paid, deadlines and assignments aren’t looming, and decisions don’t need to be made. This can seem like a place that only exists in dreams. But, it isn’t.

Over the past few years, God has taken me on a journey that I didn’t expect. He invited me to rest. What?! He didn’t lead me to “do” anything? Instead, He wanted to give me something. He led me to “be,” exist only as His beloved, not all the other titles I held: wife, mother, ministry leader, friend… (and the list goes on). I’m sure it does for you, too. He wanted me to be just me, His daughter that He created.

It turns out that He offers a gift that I did not really even understand. That gift is true rest.

So, I have been learning about and experiencing God’s rest and really want to share what I have learned and continue on this journey with others. I know I am not the only one at the end of my rope, barely hanging on. Will you join me?

You are invited.  Imagine a place where you can experience God’s presence. Imagine a place where you can simply be loved and accepted. Imagine a place where only the things that bring you joy exist.

Who wouldn’t want to go?  I hope you say yes to this invitation.

In the month of March, for 5 weeks we will journey together in a group, Rest – A Bible Study on Sabbath, to learn about the gift of rest.
What is it?
What keeps us from it?
How do we do it? 
How do we even start?

On this journey, we will seek to encounter God, encourage each other, and have some fun as we embrace the joy offered to us in rest.

This invitation is not from me, but from your Savior.  It is personal.

{insert your name here},
Are you tired?
Worn out?
Burned out on religion?
Come to me.  Get away with me and you will recover your life.
I’ll show you how to take a real rest.
Walk with me and work with me—Watch how I do it.
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 The Message

Jesus wants you to come away with him.  Let’s go together.


Jennifer Daniel
Family Life Director


This 5-week Grace Women group, Rest – A Bible Study on Sabbath, begins Tuesday, March 2 and will be offered two different times (one onsite, one via Zoom). To learn more and register, click here.