Invitation to Rest

Invitation to Rest

Living Life from the Inside Out

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Your Journey to Rest Begins Here


We are inviting you to experience what real rest in God looks like. Dallas Willard once said “if you don’t come away for a while, you will come apart after a while.” We intend to provide various ways for you to come away for a while to experience the healing and freedom that comes from resting with God.

As we spend time in rest with Jesus, we begin to get a glimpse of who we were created to be. Too often, we move in various directions searching for our purpose and our identity. At rest, we experience the love of our Father and His delight in us as His children. We then learn our purpose is to follow Him every day in a more intimate and prayerful way, to love Him with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength. Then from that overflowing heart we love others in the way that God has designed and gifted us.

Who are We?

Hi!  We are Doug and Wendy Valot.  We welcome you to our site and invite you to join us in learning to rest in the steadfast love of God together.

Over the past 40 years of our married life together, we have led various classes and groups in a church setting. A common problem we have seen is a disconnect of the head and heart.  People know about God’s love and can share it with others but struggle to experience His love for themselves. 

 There is also a struggle of finding identity in doing rather than being. This can lead people to wonder if their faith in Jesus can really make a difference in the various day to day challenges we face as His children. 

What seems to be missing is an understanding of “how” to experience this kind of life.  That is our mission of this site, to teach and describe the “how to” of entering and developing a deep personal walk with our Heavenly Father


What We Offer

Rest Stops

If you ever do a road trip, you know you have to stop along the way to refuel and take a short break. These spiritual rest stops are brief 30 min-2 hr events to give you a moment to rest in the midst of your journey


On a long trip, sometimes we need a longer rest stop. Currently we are offering half-day to full-day retreats to deepen your experience of rest


Workshops are 1-2 hour in-person or on-line events where you can learn about a variety of ways to incorporate rest into your daily life.


Spiritual direction is a place for individualized attention. It is a holy place of listening where you can share where are in your life and how you are experiencing God.

Where to Begin

Below are some links to some resources to give you as taste of

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