My last weekend with 30 wonderful moms….. our intensive!

This is what I was doing last weekend…….And it all happened with friends at my home and the home of my dear friend, Deb!
Mom Heart Leaders Intensive
by Kristen Kill

Mom Heart Leaders Intensive

“Lady Wisdom prepares her home, prepares beauty and good food and then invites others in.

Wisdom encompasses a whole life of living and building on the purposes, design and messages of God. Wisdom extends itself through relationships, our influence, the practical ways we live life, the values we hold, the art we create, the influence we have, the legacy we leave.”

-Sally Clarkson

Mom Heart Writers and Leadership on Sally's Staircase

Mom Heart Writers and Leadership on Sally’s Staircase

Do you remember a time when someone prepared a place for you? When there was a sense of beauty and place and care that cried out to your heart that there was celebration in your coming? When your heart was opened over a simple cup of tea or by the light of a flickering candle, when you felt love, deep at your core and knew you were valued and accepted by another person?

“To say that you are loved is one thing, but to feel loved is quite another entirely.” -Sally Clarkson

Some of the beauty prepared for our time together

Some of the beauty prepared for our time together

This weekend, the leadership of Mom Heart were welcomed in, gathered together, to grow and learn and to be loved on in the homes of our leadership in Colorado. It was a time of deep refreshing and teaching, but most of all, experiencing the love and beauty and fullness of life and home that God extends to each of our hearts and that we long to extend to you in our online home. We hope you enjoy some pictures of our time together, of the real life of  these women who are so honored to share words and community with you here. Some wisdom from our teaching time is peppered throughout as well. I hope it soaks deep into your heart today, friends. You are so, so loved.

Enjoying lunch among the pines

Enjoying lunch among the pines

“Beauty is spiritually significant. It is at the center of how God makes himself known to us and beauty is central to how we share God with others.” – Sarah Clarkson

Makaela and Shelly- makers of our feasts and part of the local Colorado Springs Mom Heart Leadership

Makaela and Shelly- makers of our feasts and part of the local Colorado Springs Mom Heart Leadership

We can not know God fully without experiencing the fullness of creation. We can not separate ourselves from beauty and nature and fellowship and good food and sacred music and ideas and poetry.” -Sarah Clarkson

Phyllis Stanley, teaching us how to make amazing bear claws to celebrate life at home

Phyllis Stanley, teaching us how to make amazing bear claws to celebrate life at home

“There is no neutrality in Christian living. Either you are flourishing and growing or you are slowly dying.”

Our gracious hosts and ministry founders, Clay and Sally Clarkson

Our gracious hosts and ministry founders, Clay and Sally Clarkson

Your Mom Heart Online Leadership, Kristen Kill, Sally Clarkson and Misty Krasawski

Your Mom Heart Online Leadership, Kristen Kill, Sally Clarkson and Misty Krasawski

“We must realize the importance of serving an incarnate God and being incarnate to others.”

Enjoying the coziness of company and a delicious meal at Sally's.

Enjoying the coziness of company and a delicious meal at Sally’s.

A wise woman takes responsibility for her own well-being, because she knows it is her well-spring of life.

-Sally Clarkson

The real side of your leadership, ladies! Sarah Mae, Katy Rose and Stacy Buck, representing our goofiness!

The real side of your leadership, ladies! Sarah Mae, Katy Rose and Stacy Buck, representing our goofiness!

“There is a tendency to put God in a box, to live by rules and maxims and to know more about rules than the wild and untame Lion that He is.”

-Sally Clarkson

Joel Clarkson, aka The Composer, blessing us with his beautiful music!

Joel Clarkson, aka The Composer, blessing us with his beautiful music!

” You have an obligation to pour out the hope that is in you!”

Some delicious quiche, Sally's famous recipe.

Some delicious quiche, Sally’s famous recipe.

 

“God created women to be truth-bearers, light bearers- civilizers- but so many miss the beauty of God’s design for femininity.” -Sally Clarkson

Sandra Maddox, Jeanna Young and Sally at tea time

Sandra Maddox, Jeanna Young and Sally at tea time

“In the absence of Biblical wisdom, we will speak and write and live from a worldly opinion instead of the truth and knowledge of God.” -Sally Clarkson

Sally teaching  in one of our sessions about guarding our hearts.

Sally teaching  in one of our sessions about guarding our hearts.

“If you don’t have a foundation, you will take everything as truth, and then you will live by the premises of other people.” -Sally Clarkson

Kat and Kristen Habermehl

Kat and Kristen Habermehl

“When a generation is not fed and trained and filled with excellence, they will simply reflect the culture.” -Sally Clarkson

Which of these reflections stands out the most to you today, mama?

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Comments

  1. Deb Giles says

    Wish I could have been there. Hopefully next time! I love getting together with wonderful ladies and the sharing and caring of good friends and even friends we have just met. ;-) Blessings.

  2. says

    ALL these reflections are rich with wisdom, but these two inspire and invite my soul to feed on their truth: “Beauty is spiritually significant,” and “We can not know God fully without experiencing the fullness of creation.” Thank you, Kristen, for sharing the beauty of the weekend. And thank you, Sally, for your inspired leadership and “reproducing” yourself through these wonderful women. Through their ministries, so many more will be blessed by your gracious message.

  3. says

    Yes, someone has prepared a place for me – Summer 2011. A church hosted me for an event and it was totally blessed, awesome and amazing! I still think and talk about those wonderful sisters in Christ! A truly blessed event!

  4. says

    What a beautiful weekend, thank you for sharing these photos with us!

    As we enter a season of busyness moving our family of 5 from Virginia to Colorado this reflection jumped out at me:
    “There is no neutrality in Christian living. Either you are flourishing and growing or you are slowly dying.”
    I want to continue to flourish and grow even during this busy time.

  5. Natalie says

    Thank you for sharing this Sally. I long and hunger for this type of fellowship but right now it’s not available…not sure why. I’m just not there but long to be. My husband and I are going through a dry and thirsty land where there is no water spiritually.

  6. says

    This gathering reminds me of a PWOC (Protestant Women of the Chapel–A Military group) conference I attended in Denver 3 years ago. I love these times of fellowship! I miss it so much. Wish I could have been there. :) I am so glad you all had a time of reflection and worship!

    This one stood out to me (as did a couple of others):
    If you don’t have a foundation, you will take everything as truth, and then you will live by the premises of other people.” -Sally Clarkson

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