REPLENISH- March 9-10

Posted February 12th, 2012 by Leah and filed in Leah Richardson, LR Ministries

 REPLENISH…to refill when the supply is low,

to top off until the overflow fully renews

and rejoicing abounds! 

WHAT IS REPLENISH?  REPLENISH is a time to reflect on and revive our relationship with Jesus in a beautiful and creative way.



WHO CAN ATTEND?  REPLENISH is for women of all ages who yearn to be Kingdom Women, intentionally impacting their sphere of influence with the love of Christ in everyday life.

WHEN IS IT?  Friday, March 9th REPLENISH begins with a sign-in on the front porch between 5-5:30 where you will receive a Holy Hug and gift bag. That evening you will experience a wonderful time of fellowship, worship and teaching, along with an enjoyable dinner.

Saturday, March 10th REPLENISH begins with a light breakfast from 8:30-9:30.  The day will be filled with connecting! Connecting with sisters and connecting with God through music, prayer, teachings and painting (No prior experience needed). REPLENISH will be a time to relax and laugh, let go and heal. In a peace-filled atmosphere our hearts, minds and bodies will find renewal, as we take time to Be still and know that He is God (Psalm 46:10).

REPLENISH will teach us how to live life out of the overflow. On Saturday, we will also enjoy lunch on the grounds and a late afternoon snack before saying goodbye around 3:30.

WHO ARE THE LEADERS OF THIS REPLENISH? Gail, Marcy and I served together for many years as leaders in Community Bible Study in Destin, Florida.  Erica and I met in New Orleans, where she served as a missionary from the Netherlands. These women are beautiful examples of KingdomWomen who deeply desire to encourage you by sharing their lives and gifts. Let me tell you just a little about these women…

Gail Ratzlaff is a staff member with The JESUS Film Project, a ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ, representing Magdalena: Through Her Eyes, a movie that offers a fresh perspective on Christ’s love for imperfect and oppressed women. Gail’s beautiful gentle spirit and deep love of prayer shines through in all she does. Among her many talents, Gail is a watercolor painter and stained glass fabricator. Gail has two incredible daughters, Laura and Paige, and two wonderful son-in-laws, Whit and Paul.  She resides with her husband, George, in the Orlando area.

Marcy Boutz has a very  hands-on approach to life and work. Passionate about sharing the love of Christ, I believe she lives the servant’s life…always considering the needs of others first.  Marcy is a devoted home-school mom to her precious son, Sam, and wife to Jere.  With a beautiful creative eye, Marcy is a self-taught artist in mixed media and acrylic. She and her family live in Destin.

Erica van der Laak is a missionary who loves the Lord Jesus and is passionate about spreading, as Erica says, the “happy message” of Jesus around Europe, N. America, Asia and Africa. Erica is from the Netherlands, but she has a heart the size of Texas for the poor and overlooked. God has placed a strong anointing on Erica’s life. When I think of Erica, I think of the scripture from James…the prayers of a righteous person are powerful and effective. For Erica loves to pray!

My heart overflows with thanksgiving for these three women who are volunteering their time and talent at REPLENISH.

WHAT’S THE COST?  $60 per person.

AND THE DRESS?  “The girls” encourage you to come casual…

So you can enjoy all The Farm

has to offer.


WHAT TO BRING?  Your Bible, all else will be provided.

HOW DO I SIGN UP?  Send an email to, with your name, address, telephone number and email address. This email will hold you a place at REPLENISH.  Then, mail your check for $60 to Leah Richardson, 2446 E. New York Ave., DeLand, FL  32724 by Feb. 24th to confirm your attendance. Make your check payable to Leah Richardson (If you are coming in from out of town and need hotel suggestions, I have a list of reasonable ones close to The Farm.)

In the Matthew 11:28, Jesus said, “Come to me all of you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” I encourage you to pull away from the daily and step into a time of sanctuary, for the Lord has a REPLENISHING Word just for you! Come…

A side note...For those of you who follow my blog and have encouraged me every step of the way, THANK YOU!

When our dreams and God’s vision for our lives line up, amazing things happen! If you are thinking this first REPLENISH came together quickly, ME TOO! But part of my Spiritual journey is learning that everything doesn’t have to be “perfect” to be pleasing to God or meaningful to others. My “to do” list here is still long, but my heart’s desire is to be a vessel of blessing, using the gifts He has given me to creatively connect you, my beautiful sisters, with Jesus, my beautiful Savior…so here we go!  Today I am stepping out in faith, and I hope you will step out right alongside me. The Holy Spirit gave me the name REPLENISH just Wednesday! I sat right here and wept. He is so faithful.

Again, you have been amazing readers and my secret prayer (well not any more!) is that we get to meet one day…get to REPLENISH together.  Although we’ve never seen Him, we love Him. And I love you.

One last thing…see the SHARE buttons below?  Please SHARE this with your friends.

xo,  leah


3 Responses to “REPLENISH- March 9-10”

  1. Natalia says:


    I have been following your blog for over a year now and look forward to your posts as blessings in my life. I am considering coming to Replenish. May I ask if you could provide suggestions for accommodations that are near The Farm as I will be coming from out of town.

    Thank you and bless you!

  2. Nicole says:


    What a wonderful weekend this would be… The Farm is speaking to my soul! Unfortunately, I won’t be available to attend. I’ll pray for the weekend and hope that there will be another time to come soak it all in.


  3. Donna says:

    This sounds amazing! Wish I lived a bit closer! What an amazing weekend it will be! HAPPY FRIDAY!

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