Fruit of the Spirit

Fruit of the Spirit

A Creative Arts Retreat in Daily Life
for Ordinary Time

This retreat is designed for you to experience on your own schedule, in your own space. It is a 9-week retreat with daily individual sessions and weekly group sessions. (Though all sessions are easily adaptable for individual or group use.)
To Order, fill out the Retreat Contact Form.
Retreat Materials

 Art Supplies:

  • Paper supplies in the back pocket of the retreat book
  • A handmade fabric bag that includes:
    • Set of 24 watercolor pencils
    • Scissors
    • Glue stick
    • 2 paintbrushes
    • Pen
    • Pencil
    • Pencil sharpener

(Please note: I am sewing the bags myself. They will be sewn with prayerful love, but probably not straight stitches. Also, the art supplies included are mostly budget supplies. My hope is to keep the retreat affordable and to keep the focus on the creative process, not the product.)

Spiral Bound Retreat Book that Contains:

  • Introduction to and instructions for the retreat
  • One introductory session with an overview of Galatians 5:13-14; 22-23 and a prayer activity
  • Blank pages for writing and drawing
  • Suggestions for using the material in a more traditional weekend retreat format
  • 9 weeks worth of retreat material–one week for each fruit of the Spirit
  • Each week’s worth of material includes
    • A prayer and blessing to be used each day of the week
    • Individual sessions for Monday-Friday that include a scripture reading and a reflection/prayer activity
    • A group session that includes prayers, scripture, reflection, prayer activity, and sharing
    • Suggestions for using the material with children

Online Connections

  • Relevant links posted on blog retreat page
  • Private Facebook Group for retreat participants with helpful links, encouragement, and an opportunity to post thoughts, pictures, and questions from your retreat experience


Retreat Book and Art Supplies:
$36 + $7.50 shipping & handling
(2-3 sets of retreat supplies will ship in a flat rate box for $11.50)

“Stuffed” Retreat Book (book with paper supplies in back pocket) :
$21 + $4.00 shipping and handling
(3-4 “stuffed” retreat books will ship in a flat rate box for $11.50)

Retreat Book Only:
$18 + $3 shipping & handling
(4-6 retreat books will ship in a flat rate box for $11.50)

PDF Version of Retreat Book:
Initial Copy: $15
Copies for Additional People in Group: $5 per person

*Please Note: Kansas residents must pay sales tax on all purchases
*Also Note: Listed shipping costs are for people within the United States. Contact me for quotes on international shipping.

To order, simply fill out the Retreat Contact Form.

Not quite sure? You can also use the Retreat Contact Form to request an emailed copy of the material for week 1.

–Orders will be mailed out within one week of receiving the order.

(If you would like to participate and cost is prohibitive, please be in touch.)

Comments about the Creative Arts Lenten Retreat from Spacious Faith:
(And none of these are from my mom!)

“I wanted you to know how much I enjoyed the Lenten journey with you and your wonderful writings.”

“I’ve enjoyed this Lenten experience. I’ve had many things revealed to me about myself and my walk with MY LORD. Thank you for all your hard work in providing the materials. I look forward to doing this again.”

“I really appreciate the hands on activities that we are encouraged to do in this retreat. It greatly enhances the experience, and inspires me to continue with these types of projects even after it is over. ”

“Rich, wonderful first session . . . “

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