Pin God 1st, With Joy Retreats

December Pin God 1st & Giveaway!


Go, go, go! Oh…..and go some more!
That tends to be the theme of this month, right?

Go to the store. Shoot! Forgot something. Going back to the store.
Go to this party and that party and don’t forget that party!
Go too fast trying to get everything done that there isn’t a moment to sit down and enjoy it.

I am never a fan of that rushing about feeling but especially during a season in which I want to be intentionally preparing my heart and mind for the arrival or coming of Jesus. The word COME has been etched into my mind for more than a month now…it won’t let me go. I want to spend this month of Advent really examining the ways in which God comes to us but also how we are encouraged to come towards God. Because of my interest in a single focus I am shifting Pin God 1st for this month to one verse, Matthew 11:28-30.

“If you are tired from carrying heavy burdens, come to me and I will give you rest. Take the yoke I give you. Put it on your shoulders and learn from me. I am gentle and humble, and you will find rest. This yoke is easy to bear, and this burden is light.”



It is a verse that we know but I don’t think we take seriously. I want to take it seriously and trust it as truth. How about you?
I also want to invite you to come with me on a retreat where you will be given the opportunity to rest.

With Joy Retreats Flyer
To encourage that rest, With Joy Retreats is hosting a giveaway this week. One lucky person will walk away with some fantastic tools for being still – even during the Christmas Season. (See the picture below!)
There are three ways to enter every day this week, December 1st-5th.


1. Share this blog post on Twitter or Facebook.
2. Share the With Joy Retreats Website with friends via e-mail.
3. Tweet about the giveaway.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

If your name is randomly selected by Rafflecopter, you will win: Breath for the Bones by Luci Shaw, Taking Flight by Kelly Rae Roberts, Longing for More by Tim Willard, a “You Are Loved” Necklace from Lisa Leonard, a Scenty Plug-In and Two Bars, and a mug from World Market.

Merry resting to you!!
Again, there are three different ways to enter each day until Friday, December 5th. Entries close at midnight and the winner will be announced on Monday the 8th. Best of luck!

gc with joy


P.S. If you are wanting to come but can’t imagine purchasing a ticket for yourself then simply pass along this Registration link and encourage someone to buy you a gift certificate to be able to attend. Woo hoo!