Breakout Sessions for the 2018 REST Retreat
Feel Your Feels and Find Your Glory Strength: Processing Emotions for the Long Haul of Foster Care/Adoption
Rebecca Radicchi, and her husband, Mark, are the parents of four small people, three of which are adopted from China. She used to be a perfectionist with a life plan, until God used parenting, adoption, cancer, and being a medical needs mom to turn her life right side up. Today, with the help of English Breakfast Tea and a handful of dark chocolate almonds, she lives twenty-four hours at a time surrendered to the God she’s found faithful. She’s a storyteller and encourager with a special heart for foster and adoptive families. You can find her sharing the realities of adoption over at No Hands But Ours and writing about the wild, salty sweetness of life and faith on her blog.
Power over Panic: Living in the Consistent Strength of the Holy Spirit
Little Holloway was born and raised in Atlanta. She attended Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia on a basketball scholarship where she received a B. S. in Exercise Science. She also played soccer and studied Counseling. Little and her now husband, Brody, worked at a Christian camp in Lynchburg and felt a stirring from the Lord to start a Christian youth camp on her grandmother’s land located in the mountains of North Carolina. In 1997, Snowbird Wilderness Outfitters was established and just this year they ministered to their 100,000th camper! Little also co-started a tutoring program called Pinwheel Tutoring where they minister to 52 elementary school children as well as a women’s jail ministry. Little lives with her husband, Brody, and their five children, Kilby (17), Tucker (15), Lailee (12), and Juliet (8) & Moses (5), both adopted from Uganda in 2014.
Moving from Surviving to Thriving in Your Marriage
Michele Helms has been married to Eric for 29 years and they have five children. Michele is a speaker for the Be Amazing Bible study series on the home and is passionate about teaching women to embrace their God given role in their family.
Let’s Decorate Cookies!
Mary McQuaig is an elementary special education teacher in Harris County, Georgia. She and her husband have three sons and one daughter. Baking and crafting with her mother is a fond memory for Mary, and she enjoys helping other families and friends create special memories and traditions as they learn to decorate gourmet cookies that they can pass on for generations to come. You can follow her on Facebook at Spoonful of Sugar Cookies by Mary. This session will have an additional cost for supplies.
Bracey Wood’s shop is named “Hand Made & Lovely” because of a vintage sweater tag she found in a jar of buttons when she first began making jewelry about eight years ago. The tag read, “I am hand made and lovely. Please look after me.” It struck Bracey as the perfect message to her customers. You can follow Bracey on Instagram here and at her Etsy page here. This session will have an additional cost for jewelry supplies.