If your heart is longing for silence, and space to really listen to those Divine whispers that are so easily missed in our over-busy, over-stressed lives...then come. Our 1920's renovated dairy barn home provides the perfect setting to be still, unwind, rest, and pay attention to the inner nudges God has placed on your heart. If you feel your inner light has been flickering and fading--this is the perfect place to reignite your passion. Give yourself the gift of beauty, rest, peace, and silence in order to begin the holiday season focused on what's truly most important. Pay attention to the longings of your heart--come and join us, won't you?
• 1920'S RENOVATED DAIRY BARN/HOME DECORATED FOR CHRISTMAS
• EXPERIENCE AND LEARN
THE PRACTICE OF SILENCE
• ALONE TIME TO NURTURE YOURSELF
• REMEMBER THE DEEPER
MEANING OF CHRISTMAS
• NOOKS AND LOFTS
FOR JOURNALING AND PRAYER
Let us be silent so that we may hear the whispers of God. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
THE POWER OF SILENCE
There's unparalleled power in silence and slowing down. But how do you get there? Silence can often be elusive to those of us living in a busy, frenzied and noisy world . But in the end, it's extremely rewarding when you actually experience quiet enough to hear God whisper a message directly to you. Attend one of our guided silent retreats to purposefully bask in God's presence, slow down and truly listen. Our Advent Retreat of Silence will give you tools to help you transform everyday moments into meaningful encounters of beauty, grace and gratitude.
A 1920's renovated dairy barn with a magical hospitality and warmth. Surrounded by conservation land, this isolated property offers space to roam, ponder and restore. This unique 18-acre hobby farm is an equestrian property that also houses sheep, dogs, cats and chickens. Christmas time is the perfect time to visit as the rooms are adorned in festive Christmas splendor.
PHOTO GALLERY OF TURTLE CREEK ACRES AT CHRISTMAS
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About Your Leaders
Doug & Melissa Timberlake
Coaches, authors, speakers, health & wellness advocates and inspirational leaders are just some of the titles that Doug & Melissa hold in their busy schedules. As life-coaches and workshop designers/facilitators Melissa & Doug are right at home leading others in experiencing God in personal and authentic ways.
David & Karen Mains
What does it take to stay happily married for 56 years? According to David and Karen Mains, it takes a lot of love...and a lot of work. These award-winning partners, after over 50 years of pastoring / publishing / national TV and radio broadcasting are eager to share the wisdom they've gained about thriving despite losses and successes, disappointments and joys.
~ RETREAT DATES ~
Saturday, November 30th
Thursday, December 5th
Saturday, December 7th
All retreats run from: 9am - 5pm
Feel free to arrive between 8:30am and 9am to explore the barn/house and grab refreshments. A delicious, soul-nurturing, plant-based, whole food lunch will be served. We are located in McHenry, Illinois. To register please fill out the registration form below and hit submit to be taken to the payment page. We look forward to journeying with you.
This event takes place on a farm. Please be aware of allergic considerations. There are cats, dogs, horses, sheep, hay, chickens, etc. on the premises. The cats and dogs are indoor/outdoor animals. They will not be present during the event, but do normally live in the house, so there may be some allergic remnants still present. If you have allergies, please bring any medications you may need.
If you're coming in from out of town and need lodging for the night we recommend the Hampton Inn on RT 31 in McHenry, IL.
INVEST IN YOURSELF!
TAKE TIME TO PREPARE YOUR HEART & MIND
FOR THE UPCOMING CHRISTMAS SEASON.
Don't miss this unique opportunity to stop and listen to the soft, still voice. God has something special to say to you. However, in the daily hustle of the year, and especially the holiday season, it's hard to slow down and listen to what God is trying to tell you. This guided retreat of silence will allow you to do just that.