Beauty Fully ALIVE is a weekend event for women to lean into the love and grace of God allowing their hearts to be revived, their brokeness restored, and their strength renewed. We will satiate their every appetite with His word while exploring and uncovering the physical and spiritual hunger pains of every woman, and discover how they affect our value, identity, and self-worth.
Experience a weekend where the steadfast truth, love, and beauty of Jesus Christ collides with our greatest fears, deepest issues and overwhelming cravings, reviving our hearts back to life!
Join us as we set aside performance, pushing through, and the to do list. Feel your heart’s desires awaken as we allow our truest selves to be present and nourished, body, mind, heart, and soul – wholly and holy from the inside out.
Beauty fully ALIVE is an invitation to MORE: more beauty, more fullness, more life, more wholeness, more holiness, and more Jesus!
Wholeness and holiness is something we grow into as we walk with God. I call it a dance – one step at a time and Jesus leads. The dance is slow, personal, intimate, beautiful, and full of life! “Arise my darling, beautiful one, and come away with me.”
You are beautiful – yes you! You have a beauty to offer – yes you! It is time to discover the truth of your beauty! It’s time to live wholly, holy. and free. It is time to live revived, restored, and renewed from the inside out. One step at a time!
If you are longing to
- Nourish your heart, mind, body, and soul from the inside out
- Learn to pray God’s Word over your specific issues
- Awaken your God given passions
- Inhabit your beauty
- Embrace your true self-worth
- Become a woman of worship
- Expose the lies that hinder your freedom
- Unleash the power of forgiveness in your life
- Break free from your love/hate relationship with food
- Unveil the truth of what you constantly “reach out” for
- Understand the significant role you play in your health
- Discover how your hormones and food play a part in loosing weight, having energy, and being healthy
- Explore your physical and spiritual cravings
- Explore Holy Yoga
- Feast on grass fed, hormone free, gluten free, whole clean foods
- Awaken your desires for more
- Encounter the grace, love, and power of Jesus
If you answered YES to any of the above then I have great news. This retreat is just for you. You are being sought after, and wooed. You are not reading this because it accidently came across your phone or computer. NO. The One who calls you Daughter is pursuing you! He wants more for you.
It is time to arise!
The purpose of this weekend
is to offer women MORE!
What goes in our mind, bodies, and spirits are all equally important. We cannot heal ourselves and become whole, holy, and free without addressing and exploring each. Together we will unveil and discover our beauty fully.
Walk into any room filled with women, take a look around, each one regardless their size, shape, status, or age are screaming from within the same daunting question: “Am I beautiful?” The enemy used food and doubt to draw Eve away from her truest self thousands of years ago and He is still using food and doubt today to bind women into bondage. Our love/hate relationship with food, our bodies, and our self-image trickles into every other part of who we are and it is time to wake up, shake off the old, and free ourselves.
Through teaching sessions, music, films, guided periods of reflection, whole & clean meals, interpretive dance, sunrise holy yoga, worship, and beauty, we are inviting you to take the risk of coming alive as a woman. God’s Beauty fully ALIVE is your heart fully alive.
Our desire is for you to leave more whole, holy, healthy, free, and alive in every way and detail – completely and entirely.
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Every woman desires to be beautiful and feel beautiful. Beauty draws us. It captivates our gaze and stirs a hunger deep within.
We see beauty in sunrises, vibrant sunsets, the new blooms of springtime flowers, the roaring ocean waters, the bride on her wedding day, the vibrant red of a new lipstick shade, the beautiful design of a cozy sweater, or even a fabulous pair of leather boots. Beauty is everywhere and it ushers in a stirring deep within our hearts, which many times we cannot articulate.
Physical and earthly beauty reminds us of the beauty of God, our Creator, who made everything beautiful in its time. (Ecclesiastes 3:11a) Beauty is essential to God and to our lives.
We live physically full, yet spiritually malnourished. We drink the torrent waters of the world, but thirst for the everlasting, quenching, abundant waters of God’s word.
We eat, but we are famished! We rest but we are exhausted! We get up and give up. We splurge on social media and lack the fulfilling of God’s word. This is not “just the way it is”. This is not the end of your story. This is your beginning. There is MORE! Jesus is calling, Arise my darling, beautiful one, and come away with me.
Hear His invitation to satiate your appetite on the feasting of God’s word, to satisfy your true hunger pains, and nourish your body, mind, heart, and soul.
Will you dare to answer His call, His personal invitation to MORE?
If you are breathing, you have been broken. We tend to let the bitterroot of brokenness dictate our lives. We vow to protect our hearts and play it safe. We don’t take risks. We hide. We keep the rules and the score. We don’t offer to others, and we dare not live or love with vulnerabilities. Therefore, we become numb to the desires, gifts, and longings God placed in us from the beginning. Basically, we learn to live with dead hearts.
This is not living ALIVE in Christ! God promised abundant life to those who believe. Jesus has MORE for us! When we daily walk with Him, encounter His love, and learn His truth, we then, experience healing and our hearts awaken to who we are called to be – whole and Holy. His love awakens our hearts; dead things come to life, and His glory is revealed.
March 9th – March 11th
Diamond Island Tallulah, LA
Women’s Retreat – God is calling His beautiful daughter’s to MORE
The weekend will include
Ashley White • Pat Domangue • April Rodgers • Michelle Crouse • Polly Spence • Kacy Aycock • Andi Holyfield • Dana Milford • Gary Ratcliff
Son-rise Yoga taught by
Christian Interpretive Dance performed by
Worship lead by
Kathy Boggs • Rich & Lindsey Nadler
Organic • hormone free • gluten free • whole & clean meals prepared by Dana Milford owner of For His Temple Family Foods
REGISTER NOW, SPACE IS LIMITED
Beauty Fully ALIVE Guest Speaker Bios:
Polly Spence –
Polly Spence is a self taught abstract artist from Monroe, La., whose work is recognized for its Lyrical Abstraction. Her work often evokes elements of landscape in shaping and balance but is full of abstract climates and feelings that are elegant in movement and soothing to the eye. Her inspiration most often comes not from her surroundings but from words and the atmosphere they create for her.
“Creativity is my spiritual gift and passion; art is a ministry, medium, and opportunity I use to share my heart for Christ. I love to approach a project by risking everything on my inspiration; that’s where I find freedom. My purpose is to visibly recreate truths of meaning by using color and movements of paint, ink, and water to be reflected on each time a painting is viewed by its owner. The goal is to bring a sense of peace to a client’s home or work space though inner stirring and the harmonious atmosphere it was designed to evoke.”
Polly’s work is 100% commissioned either privately or by designers she works closely with throughout the south.
Above all this, she is wife to John, mother to 5 beloved souls and a grandmother to the most beautiful baby girl in the world! Please feel free to contact Polly with any questions or comments at email@example.com
Ashley White –
Ashley is a Certified Health Coach whose passion is to live a whole, holy, alive, and free. She is the founder of Ashley White Wellness and Beauty Fully Alive. In her business and retreats, she supports, encourages, educates, and inspires busy women in their journey to become whole, healthy, and free. She understands the real struggle with food, weight, energy, healthy choices, hormones, failures, and the endless search for a beauty to behold of your own. Her goal is to help women to look their best, feel their best, and live their best with purpose, value, and passion. Her passion is women’s hearts becoming fully alive which equals beauty fully alive. Her approach is personal unique, and diet free. One life. One body. One step at a time.
Ashley lives in Monroe, LA and loves to cook, spend time with family, and explore the great outdoors. She is also a Motivational Speaker, Blogger, Foodie, Prayer Warrior, Small Group Leader, Jesus Lover, and a guest blogger for Onfire Ministries. She has a bachelor degree in Computer Information Systems – but would rather spend her time writing, teaching, and encouraging others. She is happily married to Ned White and has three amazing children, Nolan Thompson and Brighton Robertson, and son in love Reed Robertson.
Michelle Crouse –
Michelle has a Doctor of Pharmacy degree and has completed a Fellowship with American Academy of Anti-Aging and Functional Medicine. The Arkansas Pharmacist Association named her “Pharmacist of the Year” in 2014. Professional affiliations include Arkansas Pharmacist Association, Professional Compounding Centers of America, and the American College of Nutrition.
Michelle lives in the Delta and owns 8 independent retail pharmacies in Arkansas & Mississippi. She is now practicing in her newest location Clinic Pharmacy #8 Greenville Mississippi. She can be reached on Facebook @thefunctionalpharmacist or firstname.lastname@example.org
Her passion is bringing healing to people who feel they are not improving through conventional modalities or who know they feel poorly, but are told, “Everything is normal”. She helps her clients, who include children, adults and families, to find great health and to live in their “sweet spot”.
Her greatest joy in life and perhaps is her most lasting legacy is her family. She and her husband have 3 daughters and their employees are their extended family. In her down time, she enjoys being near water, hiking, and doing “spa” day with her girls. She lives in Lake Village, Arkansas but enjoys traveling whenever her schedule will allow.
Lindsey Nadler –
Lindsey wears many hats: worship leader, abolitionist, wife, step-mom, writer, speaker and health enthusiast. Over the past decade she has served in a variety of different arenas spanning from law enforcement, health and fitness and the social justice sector. Her mission of empowering women has been the theme of her life and present throughout her endeavors. Lindsey is the Co-Founder & Director of Project 41, a Christian non-profit dedicated to freeing women from the sex industry and sex trafficking. She and her husband Rich, lead worship at Foundry Church in Monroe, Louisiana. They enjoy time away in the mountains most with family and their two fur babies Cash and Ava.
Gary Ratcliff –
Gary was born and reared in Dallas, and received his bachelor’s degree from Greenville College in Greenville, Illinois, and his master’s of fine art from East Texas State University in Commerce, Texas. Since coming to University of Louisiana at Monroe in 1977, he has taught a variety of art classes, but the greatest part of his career has been spent in the pottery studio. Even in recent years, when he has been a department head and associate director of VAPA, he has continued to teach wheel throwing to beginning and advanced students.
Ratcliff’s pottery has appeared in numerous galleries and exhibitions and it resides in collections around the country, as well as in France, Canada and Australia. But he says he takes special pride in the many hands-on demonstrations he gives all over Louisiana. From elementary schools to churches to scout groups, TEDx lectures, University of Louisiana at Monroe Prism concerts, art crawls, folklore festivals—in dozens and dozens of venues, Ratcliff has given workshops and demonstrated his art for the public for years.
In addition, he has donated many pieces to fund-raisers and organizations. He is a respected and honored member of the ULM faculty—teacher, colleague, volunteer. He attends Portico Church in Monroe, and he and his wife, Sharon, have raised their three children here.
Lindsey Lowe –
Lindsey is a wife and mother and lives in West Monroe, LA. She is on staff at Christ Church West Monroe and part business owner of Fine Folks. She is also an amazing friend, leader, and woman of prayer who is on Beauty fully Alive team.
April Rodgers –
April Rodgers is a Christian author and speaker with a passion for encouraging women in their daily walk with Christ. Her leadership in Women’s Ministry and passion for Women’s Bible Study initiated her obtaining a Master’s Degree in Theological Studies from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. She is happily married to Adams and the Lord has blessed them with two daughters, Adelene, age 10, and Ellanora, age 7. April loves coffee, group texts, Wednesday Bible Studies, and Sunday afternoon naps. You can follow April and her blog Reflecting Light in Everyday Life at www.aprilrodgers.com
Pat Domangue –
Pat is the founder of On Fire Ministries; a ministry designed to ignite and inspire women to apply God’s word to their everyday life. Pat has a Basic and Advanced certification in Women’s Ministry and a Bachelor’s degree in Christian Ministries through New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. She received her Master’s Degree in Biblical Studies from Trinity Seminary in Newburg, Indiana in 2012. She has written six Bible studies for women and one Bible study for teen girls. Ambassador International published her first study, Quest for Wholeness: Healing the Broken in May 2009. Pat’s second study, Equipped and Empowered: Preparing Women for Spiritual Battle, was published in 2015 by Westbow Press.
Pat and her ministry team developed a Christian women’s TV show, “Girlfriends,” which aired from April 2010 to April 2012 through KWMS TV-17 in West Monroe, Louisiana and a national network, Legacy TV, January 2011-2012. Pat served as director, co-host, and Bible study leader for “Girlfriends.” She served as Women’s Ministry Director at First Baptist Church in West Monroe, Louisiana, from 2002 to 2003 and as Women’s Minister at Cedar Crest Baptist Church in West Monroe, Louisiana from 2010 to 2012. She currently serves her at Christ Church as Core Leader for Women’s Small Groups.
Pat speaks at women’s ministry events, luncheons, retreats and teaches community wide, interdenominational Bible studies for women throughout North Louisiana. Pat is a dynamic speaker whose love and passion for Christ bring the Word to life as she weaves God’s Word into applications for living.
Pat lives in West Monroe, Louisiana, with her husband, B.J., and daughter Avery. She has two adult daughters, Jade Templeton and Taylor Draughn, married to Justin Draughn and one adorable granddaughter, Ainsley Rae Draughn. Prior to ministry Pat enjoyed working in the fashion industry, modeling, and as a licensed cosmetologist.
Holly Boyd –
Holly is mother to three boys, Jesus follower, and marches to beat of her own drum. She is certified in group fitness, mini-yogis with Yoga Athetica 200 RVT with Love Love Teach and RHYI with Holy Yoga. She began yoga to give her body a break, or so she thought. What she found instead a practice that physically and mentally changed her. A self-proclaimed type-A, busy-body, Holly was looking to decompress, manage stress, and let go of mental clutter while at the same time strengthening and toning. Something spiritual happened to her in yoga, and for Holly, that spiritual healing became even more evident when she started practicing Holy Yoga. She is passionate about teaching and inspiring others to connect with God and experience His love, power, and grace. She loves when her clients find healing on the mat.
Dana Milford –
Dana is the chef & owner of “for His temple family foods” in Antique Alley in West Monroe, LA. For His temple is a take out restaurant and health food market that focuses on organic, gluten free meals & products. Our mission is to help busy families eat good, body feeding, tasty food!
“Retiring” after almost 30 years in the corporate rat race, Dana decided to pursue her passion for cooking clean, nutritious food for busy folks. Focusing on serving classic meals that are “all cleaned up” with gluten free & organic ingredients.
Dana is married to an amazing husband, Eddie. They have 6 kids, 3 kids in love & almost 6 grand kids (Tahlia Grace is due May 21st).
Kathy Boggs –
Kathy has a powerful gift of ushering others into the presence of Jesus through worship. She is a wife, mother, and business owner of The Cat Walk Hair Studio in West Monroe, LA. Kathy is a proud loving mother of three children, four step children, and seven grandbabies.
Dana Dixon –
Dana is a wife and mother who lives in MerRouge, LA and is an amazing Warrior Woman of Prayer who is on Beauty fully Alive prayer team.