How Walking in Nature Changes the Brain.

Here is a wonderful article in the New York TImes about the benefits of being in nature. Check it out. Maybe it is time to schedule some extended time in green space at Christ in the Wilderness. How Walking in Nature Changes the Brain BY GRETCHEN REYNOLDS A walk in the park may soothe the […]


Grateful, I am for this place of respite. The silence supports my desire to go deep within and listen there. With the quiet, I can hear my heart beat and it is as if God is tapping in my heart, reminding me that I am never alone. I leave strengthened by the reminder of who […]

A “Free-Range” Childhood

The Board of Directors of Christ in the Wilderness met for the annual visit to the retreat center in Stockton, Illinois. We start every meeting with a prayer but for this extended time, our prayer experience was also extended. We read collectively, we listened, and went around the room to read individually. The guided meditation […]

Nightly Increase

On July 1, 2015, we will be going up to $65 per night. This is done in order to keep up with increasing costs of operating Christ in the Wilderness. We look forward to your continued support.

Daisies Galore

The meadows are filled with daisies this time of year. It very pretty seeing the white and yellow daises seemingly floating above the grass as the wind blows. Other wildflowers are also beginning to bloom. Plan your summer retreats now.