“…Do not grieve, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.”

Nehemiah 8:10

“The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.”

Zephaniah 3:17

“This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.”

Psalm 118:24

“But the angel said to them, Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.”

Luke 2:10

“You have made known to me the paths of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence.”

Acts 2:28

“In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy.”

Philippians 1:4

“Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”

Hebrews 12:2

“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!”

Philippians 4:4

“Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”

Romans 15:13


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Event Descriptions

Above All Else

Great Valley Presbyterian Church
Women’s Retreat

“Above all else, guard your heart for it is the wellspring of life.” This encouragement found in Proverbs is a bold call for us to focus on protecting our hearts. But what does it mean to guard your heart? What is the relationship between guarding your heart and renewing your mind? These questions will be addressed with a particular focus on providing practical applications rooted in biblical truths about about how to live life with a “renewing of the mind” attitude. Join us for a time of encouragement as we learn about God’s desire for guarded hearts that flow from renewed minds.


Willowdale Chapel, Kennett Square, PA
Women’s Retreat
Do you feel like you hardly have time to breathe? Do you need to catch your breath? Join us for a time of breathing in the richness and fullness of God’s presence by learning practical steps rooted in biblical truths for being joyful in hope, patient in affliction, and faithful in prayer. Come, meet God, and leave refreshed and renewed!

Something More!

Crossroads Presbyterian Church
Women’s Retreat

Have you ever settled for less because it was better than nothing? Do you wonder if there is something more? God answers this question with a resounding “Yes!” Life in Christ is full of riches that far surpass anything we find ourselves settling for-these are riches that do not disappoint. Come and learn about God’s promise of “Something More!” and leave refreshed by the love and grace He lavishes upon you! This topic is appropriate for all audiences.

Living Out Defiant Joy!

Morgantown Community Church
Women’s Conference

Dealing with clinical and spiritual depression is a struggle, to say the least. It can be even more difficult as we try to sort through what God has to say about the subject. Join us for a day full of hope about living out defiant joy as we address a biblical response to the topic along with practical ways to help the downcast.


Mount Olivet Camp Meeting
Ladies Program

In the face of difficulty, the Apostle Paul reminds us to rejoice.  Easier said than done, right?! In this presentation, Susan shares her personal testimony of how God birthed defiant joy from difficulty. Come hear how God taught her to live with a “nevertheless” attitude during this powerful presentation of one woman’s story about being rescued from despair.

Day of Reflection

Daylesford Abbey
Women’s Chapter

Susan will be sharing her personal testimony as a part of this special day in memory of her mentor, Dr. Diane Casagrande.