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No individual receives financial benefit from our retreats.

Nor do we add any extra charge to provide scholarships.

Our only purpose is to offer you a time and a place to step away from the busy-ness of life and make space to hear God speak.

“Dare to Be Still" is a women’s ministry of New Hope Eugene in Oregon.

Any woman with a hunger to know Jesus Christ in a deeper way is welcome to participate.

www.NewHopeEugene.com

About Stillness

from retreat leader

Clarice Aeby

Stillness.

 

A word not often used in Christian circles but one that captures my attention.

The verse that won’t seem to loosen its grip on me is:

 

“Be still, and know that I am God.”  

- PSALM 46:10

 

I pray God will begin to weave stillness into the fabric of our lives. You and me and

our crazy, busy, demanding, noisy days. Would you consider giving stillness a chapter

in your life story? Jesus did.

 

“As often as possible Jesus withdrew

to out-of-the-way places for prayer.” 

- LUKE 5:16

 

Jesus modeled balance in the midst of demand. He lived a public life in the crowds, a personal life with His friends and disciples, and a private life alone with the Father. If Jesus found the need and time for stillness, shouldn’t we?

 

I would love you to walk with me  

Consider a few moments of daily stillness on my Facebook page

Patiently journey with me as you read my stories of meeting God in the stillness on my blog 

And, finally, join me on a retreat: “Dare to Be Still…a weekend experience with God.”

 

 

Along the way I’ll share insights from those who have gone before and know much more about stillness than I do. You may be one of those.

 

Would you say a prayer for those of us who are beginners?

 

For starters, here is a thought from Tracy Balzer, author of Permission to Ponder: Contemplative Wisdom for the Spiritually Distracted.

 

            “If we are to live in the depths of the abundant life with Jesus, we need to concede

that he has actually given us permission to ponder and that the world in its frenzy will

go on without us, quite well, as a matter of fact….

           

The humility that is forged in silence moves us from our compulsive possession of

our lives and convinces us that we are not the managers of the universe. God is.”

 

 

I welcome you to my journey with a challenge: Will you “Dare to Be Still”?

 

A little more about me...

I’ve lived in Oregon most of my life and call Eugene home, the place my husband and I raised our three children. The children are now grown and married, and I enjoy being a Grandma to six young ones.

 

After graduating from the University of Oregon and spending some time at home with my children, I pursued a variety of interesting careers. My retirement offers me the opportunity to do what I love most – encouraging women to draw close to God through Bible Journaling Groups, hosting Dare to Be Still retreats and serving as a Mentor Mom for MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers).

 

If you have specific comments or questions for me, you can reach me at: Clarice@DareToBeStill.com

Our next weekend retreat 

is scheduled for Spring, 2020

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Email Clarice about hosting a “Dare to Be Still” retreat in your area

What others are saying

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If you are interested in a life-changing retreat . . . I promise you’ll walk away from the retreat having a deeper, more intimate relationship with the Lord!”  

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Unplugging can be scary, but Clarice is warm, reassuring, and full of practical ideas about how to meet with God during the retreat time.”