Everybody's Got a

Laughing Place 

“Come away by yourselves to a desolate place and rest a while.”

--Mark 6:31

Come and join me at my favorite spot! My “laughing place” sits on the top of a hill off the beaten path near the TN/NC line. You will be staying in a farmhouse (circa 1927). This is where I write my books. It’s my family’s private get away. We don’t rent this house out, it is not a showroom kind of home. But it is sacred space.

Retreat space is limited to 8 people (THIS IS SHARING BEDS!). The best way to come is with a friend. But if you’d like to come and have a bed to yourself, you can pay an extra fee. Or you can come and make a new friend! 

The cost includes all lodging, food and gifts as well as some really great time together. You will arrive as distant “cousins in Christ” and leave as sister/friends! I believe that God handpicks the women who will spend this weekend together, if you are with us, God has something amazing in store for all of us.


  •     Women's Retreat October 19-22 (Thursday-Sunday)
  •     Women's Retreat October 26-29 (Thursday-Sunday)
At this retreat you will:
  •  Discover why I call this my "laughing place."
  •   Be still and know…
  •   Discover why God handpicked this tiny band of sisters to share this space with you. (space is limited to 4-8 women per retreat)
  •    Leave refreshed and renewed
This all-inclusive retreat includes,
  • Lodging for 3 nights in a historic mountain farmhouse nestled in the Appalachian mountains. Guest Rooms 1 and 2 have 2 person per room capacity. Guest Room 3 can accommodate up to 4 people sharing beds.  Be sure to check out each room and pricing individually below. 
  • Meals—3 Country breakfasts, light lunches, and dinners PLUS snacks, unlimited beverages and a snack sack for the road. Be prepared to pay additional for two meals out; one lunch and one dinner. 
  • GIFTS 
  • Retreat notebook 
Guest Room 1
Guest Room 2
Guest Room 3