SAVE THE DATE- Fall Replenish

Planning for the Fall Replenish has begun and I hope you will SAVE THE DATE and join us at The Farm Oct 24th & 25th. Look for an email invitation with Registration details in early September. If you want to be added to the Replenish mailing list, please email me your contact information at Leah@LeahRichardson.com to receive all the Replenish updates and invitations.

{click image to enlarge} Screen Shot 2014-08-09 at 4.18.41 PMThe Replenish team, Gail, Marcy, Jessie, Laura, Dee and I hope to see you this fall, for God has a Replenishing Word just for you!

Fill our cup Lord!

Leah

Spring REPLENISH JOY

What a JOYFUL REPLENISHING!

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Thank you to my awesomely Joy-filled Replenish team, Dee and Laura.

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Illusions…a word I have been dwelling on recently.

Illusions: Falsely held perceptions or beliefs.

A big Illusion to overcome…We have a right, as Christian women, to live a trouble-free life!

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Sister paired up to share their stories of “Praising in the Storm” and

pray for each other.

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We played the role of “Potter” and then wrote a love letter to our ultimate “Potter”…

for God is the loving Potter and we are His carefully crafted earthen vessels

harboring Heaven, while here on earth.

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Jesus warned us that in this world we will have trouble. But he encouraged us to take heart and be peacefully assured, for through Him, we can overcome and weather the storms we face in this world!

Let’s praise God in the storms…

Count it all joy brothers and sisters when you face trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.  James 1:2

Beautiful day!

Joyfully REPLENISHED!

xo

leah

SPRING REPLENISH- registration open

Hello Friends!  We are so excited about the

2014 SPRING REPLENISH!!

Winter is a time of closure and dormancy, but Spring is a time to shoot forth, break free, flourish in all God has for us! Spring is a time to be refilled with a new Word that sustains us through the long hot days of Summer.

Make time to get away and be REPLENISHED!

Eat healthy food, fellowship with new sisters, get creative and draw near to God. The team is making plans…just for YOU!

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Please share this with your friends!  And Register soon!

If you have any questions, please contact me at Leah@LeahRichardson.com.

blessings!

Leah

Wonderfully REPLENISHED

 FALL REPLENISH  2013

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Gail, Dee, Jessi, Marcy, Gina and I, the REPLENISH Team, welcomed 26 beautiful women from around the state of Florida to The Farm for the Fall REPLENISH!  God provided perfect weather! One of the sweetest things I enjoy watching happen…precious sisters becoming new friends! The theme this year surrounded the word “Ornaments” from the 33rd chapter of Exodus.

Here is a little snippet of my teaching…

Remember when Moses and God were up on the mountain crafting the 10 Commandments, the perfect plan to prosper His people in the Promised Land. Tired of waiting the Israelites crafted their own God, an idol from their excess ORNAMENTS. So God decided he would send an angel to guide them into the new land, for he might consume this stiff-necked people if he went with them. They were devastated! They mourned and no one PUT ON THEIR ORNAMENTS. God told them to STRIP themselves of their ORNAMENTS, REMOVE their ORNAMENTS. 

Although this is an ancient story, we too get impatient when asked to wait. We find ourselves cycling in and out of the wilderness with one eye back on Egypt. For too often, we’ve chosen the ORNAMENTS of the world over our relationship with God. Those accessories, temporary bobbles that eventually fade and lose their beauty. Those things that give us a false sense of security, feeble love, distract and even enslave us.

What are some of those ORNAMENTS you wear yourself out desiring…chasing…grabbing at every chance…run after- even it means going back to Egypt?

The Israelites had to choose, and so do we. God’s Presence or all those ORNAMENTS that decorate our exterior. Those ORNAMENTS we cleverly hide behind. Some we are relieved to lay down, some not so much.

ORNAMENTS I challenged the women to consider…Complacency, Self-Salvation, Self-reliance, Self-rejection, Control, Manipulation, Performance. These are all intangibles we park in our heart, but there are tangibles ones to consider like our appearance, address, children’s accomplishments, church work…

Anything that comes before our relationship with Jesus is an idol. And idols put intense, unnecessary pressure on us!

So again, what needs to go? be removed? striped? purged? edited?

We can trust God, for God will never leave us bare, naked or ashamed! He has already covered you with His ORNAMENT of Grace, the ORNAMENT of Heaven, Divinely appointed and custom-designed just for you! The beautiful ORNAMENTS of

God’s REST…Come he says, unto me.

God’s RIGHTEOUSNESS…His beautiful Robe covers you perfectly.

God’s LOYALTY…He is so loyal to us, will we be loyal to Him?

Draw us Lord and we (mind, body, soul and spirit) will run! Trust God to show you what ORNAMENTS to lay aside, and run after God!

The weekend was chocked full of good fellowship, food, worship, teachings and creativity! Gail and Marcy shared personal stories and guided the women in creating ORNAMENTS out of clay. Jessi ushered us into God’s throne room with beautiful songs of praise. The  entire team enjoyed the privilege of loving and serving sisters in the splendor of God’s beauty and holiness! I praise Him for his faithfulness in REPLENISHING us all with His presence.

My Presence will go with you and I will give you rest…peace…success…everything will be o.k.  (Exodus 33:14)  The most beautiful ORNAMENT of all…God’s presence!

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Would you like to be on the REPLENISH mailing list? Just email me at Leah@LeahRichardson.com.

Blessings sweet friends!

xo

leah

 

Fall REPLENISH registration open

Hello friends! The date is set and team in place to host the Fall 2013 REPLENISH at The Farm! We are very excited and invite you to join us for an inspiring and creative event. A snapshot of the Flyer below will give you details.

Check your calendar then email me if you would like to register. 32 spots are available. You can send me your check at any time, but the cut off date is October 1st.

God, in his infinite faithfulness, has given me some great new teachings surrounding the word “ORNAMENTS”…those things with which we ACCESSORIZE OUR LIVES…considering the ones that need EDITING and the ones God encourages us to EMBRACE. We will be making some beautiful ORNAMENTS in our creative time together. Do come!

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If you would like me to email you the brochure {much bigger version!} please let me know. Share REPLENISH with your friends, Bible study group and women’s ministry.

God bless each of you immeasurably!

xo

leah

Replenish Christmas Gathering invitation

Mid December is just around the corner, and what a wonderful time to pull away from the festivities of the season to come be filled full to overflowing with the beauty and holiness of our Lord!

Elizabeth Schenkel, our guest speaker, has lived around the world serving God through Campus Crusade for Christ. In April, she and her husband Erick moved from Africa to Orlando for him to take the Executive Director position of the JESUS FILM project. Elizabeth’s amazing stories of love and hope will inspire us all to step out, and embrace our faith with a fresh perspective this Christmas.

Come join us at The Farm on December 13th, and bring a friend!

Blessings galore!

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What a wonderfully REPLENISHING weekend! Jessi, Gail, Marcy, Dorothy and I were so honored to love and serve our sisters in Christ. The weekend was about TRUSTING GOD {completely}, THANKING GOD {for everything} and THINKING LESS {living in Spirit}. The Lord showed up in an amazingly sweet yet powerful way as we learned how to balance our lives in His power and grace. In the end, we surrendered it all…

A sister from North Carolina, whom I have never met, sent REPLENISHING spa packages for the women’s Barnabas bags. She stepped out in obedience to that still small voice and we were delighted and blessed!

Friday night after a dinner of Jim’s delicious gumbo and freshly baked french bread, we enjoyed coconut and chocolate ganache cupcakes.

Friday night after a dinner of Jim’s delicious gumbo and freshly baked french bread, we enjoyed coconut and chocolate ganache cupcakes.

Jim’s girls enjoyed lots of attention! The women enjoyed fresh boiled eggs with their breakfast.

Marcy serving chicken and pasta salad for lunch.

One of the women taking a moment to write a note and put in another sister’s WORDS OF LIFE bucket. New sisters encouraging each other in the Lord…He is smiling!

Using a garden glove as an illustration of allowing the Holy Spirit to fill our lives and then use us to create beauty or dig up the junk buried deep, Marcy inspired us all.

The art project was such fun, and the women made some really beautiful and meaningful collages that can be used as a Christmas ornament or accessory in their home. Gail’s encouraging word on how we all are creative and creativity is a way to worship the Lord, turned fear to joy and confidence! I loved watching the women let go and get creative!

We ended with a teaching about gently leaning on the Holy Spirit instead of our own understanding. When we walk in the Spirit, we surrender our rights, our ways…we surrender all.

Surrendering to the God of all hope, beauty and glory!

What a beautiful group of women graced REPLENISH at The Farm!

Yes, when Jesus sets us free…we are free indeed!!