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Encountering Christ

through movement, music,
Scripture, prayer, and conversation

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding.  In all your ways be mindful of him, and he will make straight your paths.”  (Proverbs 3:5-6)

Letting Go
Loving the Life You Have Right Now

Saturday, October 28 2023; 9:30 am – 3:00 pm


Check-in, final registration, and morning coffee/tea and snacks begin at 9:00 am.  The retreat will start at 9:30 am.  Feel free to bring a journal if you use one.  

Life is often not comfortable, predictable, or controllable, try though we might to make it that way.  Things don’t go as we plan; people don’t act as we think they should.  Yet God calls us to trust and to enjoy our lives on earth.  Easier said than done. 

We are told that God works all things for our good but that is often hard to see in the midst of our day.  Join us to discover the spiritual, emotional, physical, and practical aspects of your life which God may be inviting you to surrender.      

Learn everyday practices to live in this challenging world while increasing your trust, peace, and joy so you can truly love the life you have today. 


Cost for the day, which includes lunch and program materials, is $60.  Please register by October 20.


  • "Janene was so warm and inviting. The entire group was very engaged."

  • "This was very helpful in teaching me to put more of myself into my prayers."  

  • "I came with an open mind and had lots of thoughts and insights inspired by the content."  

  • "I hoped to grow closer to Jesus and I did.  I feel my horizons were expanded."

  • "I was hoping for a new perspective and I found it!"

  • "I came for restoration – God allowed my cup to run over."


Janene Ternes is a spiritual director, a graduate in Ignatian Spirituality from Manresa Jesuit Retreat House.  Janene founded Prayer in Motion, LLC, in 2003 in order to provide opportunities for people to grow in their relationship with God.  Since then, she has developed and facilitated retreats throughout the Midwest utilizing different forms of prayer including Scripture, music, movement, journaling, and guided reflection.  Janene's goal is to help others connect more intimately with God, leading to a more loving, peaceful,  joyful, and fulfilled life.

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