Can't remember the last time your soul truly rested instead of running through your to-do-list? Are the demands of life taking a toll on your perspective? Everything a grind? Nothing is peaceful?
As a child our senses pulled us - whether through the smell of freshly baked chocolate-chip cookies, hearing the Sesame Street's theme song, or touching the softness of our favorite teddy bear. Our emotions stimulated, our curiosity piqued, with total focus energizing us to be fully engaged. The Refreshing is designed for your engagement. But not just to interact with the tangible, but as an invitation to welcome God into your experience as you see, hear, taste, touch, and smell new things.
God the Father gave us our senses to bless us and as a means for us to interact with our world, with others, and with Him. The Refreshing provides a place for you to quiet the busyness of your mind and to simultaneously tap into your senses as you visit your secret place with the Father.
The foundation of The Refreshing is original poetry and paintings from the book Whispers of God. Whispers of God is a collection of 13 original prophetic poems with uniquely commissioned paintings created specifically for each of the poems.
From within that book, The Refreshing utilizes six poems and their partnered paintings - Pain to Gain Victory, Being Me, I Forgive, My Intimacy, Freedom In Being Dust, and The Potter. Having stimulated the eyes and the ears, we expounded upon the inspiration by developing custom fragrances using essential oils. Wrapping up with taste and touch, we've curated mostly unfamiliar food tastings and unique tactile objects all for the purpose to enhance the depth of experience.
A table will be laid out with a setting for each attendee. Each setting will enable the individual to engage her senses in her own unique journey. We will begin with instruction, then worship, next the presentation of the poem, and then there will be 20 minutes for the individual to expereince what's been prepared in advance for her. Afterwards, for those who desire, we will share what we heard and sensed from God during our time.