About Rhonda:

Hey new friends. There are four priorities in my life: God, Family, Friends & Creating. One of my favorite verses in the Bible is Love God, Love People (Luke 10:27). Retreats offer the perfect opportunity to build up and love others. Plus, they are so stinking fun!

I have been a creative for many years teaching canvas painting, Bible journaling, photography & photo editing. Watercolor and mixed media are my favorites at the moment, but I get caught up in a constant state of learning new methods and mediums. Inspiration is everywhere. Open your eyes, open your hearts, open your hands.

About Becky:

I’m so honored and excited to be teaching this April at Rhonda’s retreat. Hi! I’m Becky Wild. My husband, John and I live in Krum, TX. We have one daughter, Lauren, who lives in New Mexico. John and I love to travel, garden and spending time with family and friends. I’m originally from Lubbock where I had an incredible child/teen hood. In fact, it was in Lubbock at an old fashioned revival, (who remembers those?!) that I walked the aisle and accepted Jesus in to my heart. I was 12 and never looked back! I love our Lord with all my heart and am so grateful for this opportunity Rhonda has given me. I started crafting at age 15 making scrapbooks out of wrapping paper and Hallmark stickers. Four years ago I took a stitching class from Stephanie Ackerman and was hooked. I love that it’s portable and really, you can stitch anywhere! I’m so looking forward to stitching with all of you and I hope you all will love it as much as I do! “… aspire to live quietly, and to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands, as we instructed you…” 1 Thessalonians 4:11

Location: Shepherds Retreat, Leander TX

Basic information:

The full price for the retreat is $875.00. This includes your lodging for three nights, meals, two excellent teachers and supplies. Transportation is not included. We will go out for one or two meals that are not included on our short day trip on Saturday to Georgetown. Shopping!

Open Hands & Hearts Faith Retreat will consist of:

  • 10 guests plus 2 teachers
  • Hosted and located at Shepherds Retreat, Leander TX
  • Twin beds for each guest in shared accommodations
  • Most meals, beverages, and snacks provided
  • Starts Thursday, 4/20/23 evening
  • Ends Sunday, 4/23/23 morning by 11 am
  • Craft Supplies provided for stitching and painting projects
  • You may bring your own favorite supplies
  • Schedule will be provided upon registration (art/craft sessions, free time and devotional)
  • Saturday will include a day trip to Georgetown
  • Casual, comfortable attire


Leander is located at the intersection of Ranch to Market Road 2243 and US Route 183 about 22 miles northwest of Austin. Georgetown lies 5 miles to the east on Route 2243. (cute downtown shops)

Shepherd’s Retreat is located at 123 Creek Meadow Cove, Leander, TX 78641


Transportation is not included. If you plan to fly or explore in your free time a rental car will be necessary.

Open Hands & Hearts Retreat Registration:

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