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Let Go and Live Free: Loosen the Grip of Shame on Your Life

Are you suffering from a painful past, struggling to forgive or accept forgiveness, feeling less than or not enough? This retreat will offer a safe place to unpack these thoughts, work through these emotions and learn to live with more freedom.

Libby uses her research, personal stories, and God’s timeless truths to help you to:

  • Understand what shame is and how to recognize it
  • Learn how to recognize your shame triggers
  • Learn about shame resilience and why understanding the big picture and connection are keys to helping you bounce back from shame
  • Identify and begin the steps necessary to truly overcome and live freely

Brené Brown says that “shame is universal, and no one is exempt.” As Christians, we want to believe that we are OK, and that shame doesn’t affect us. But, in my research, I have found the opposite. I am passionate about this work of overcoming shame and would love to partner with you individually or your church in some way.


I loved the retreat!  I found that I was shaming myself on being a good enough mother or good enough wife or a good enough teacher. I was always comparing myself to others. After the retreat I walked away with some tools to be able to start my day with specific scriptures that told me who God says I am and to renew my mind throughout the day.

Sarah Bolton
Retreat Participant
Wilmington, NC

Libby Johnson is a native of Wilmington NC and a lifetime member of Winter Park Baptist Church. She graduated from Campbell University Divinity School in May 2016 with a Master of Divinity degree. Libby was ordained in November 2016 by Winter Park Baptist Church. Libby enjoys speaking for conferences and retreats. She often develops and leads weekend retreats. Since graduation she has become a Certified Christian Leadership Coach (CCLC), and an Associate Certified Coach (ACC). She is a member of the International Coaching Federation.

Be Still: Learning to Find Stillness in a World That Never Stops


In today’s world, when our feet hit the floor we normally start our day with a myriad of tasks. Quiet time has been a passion of Libby’s for many years. It is not always easy, but God rewards our efforts. God created us to be in relationship with him. Based on John 15:5, “I am the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing,” and through Libby’s story of pruning, she will help you to:


  • Learn how to overcome busyness and find rest in God
  • Discover that, although pruning can be difficult and ugly, it allows us to become who God intended for us to be
  • Grow in confidence, knowing who you are in Christ, through your relationship with Him
  • Understand the importance of pruning and discover what fruitfulness really is

Be Still: Retreat

This conference, which can be done as a 1-day, 2-day or weekend retreat, expands on the message above. Participants walk away with a better understanding of the importance for intentional quiet time to refresh and refuel for ministry.

This conference gives participants a chance to experience God through interactive prayer techniques including:

  • Labyrinth Walk
  • The Jesus Prayer
  • Lectio Divina
  • Praying the Psalms
  • Praying in Colors
  • Physical Prayers

These practical techniques will inspire you to change your quiet time and make it more meaningful.

Trust God in the Waiting


John Ortberg says, “Biblically, waiting is not just something we have to do until we get what we want. Waiting is part of the process of becoming what God wants us to be.” In Libby’s message on waiting you will learn about an atmosphere of waiting; you will understand what this looks like and how we obtain it. Through Libby’s own story of waiting, along with scripture on how to wait well, she will lead you to:


  • Understand that even when we face difficulties, we can trust the God of structure and purpose
  • Work through the obstacles that are keeping you from listening to God and learn how to develop an atmosphere of waiting.
  • Discover the importance of trusting the next step even when you don’t see the big picture.
  • Realize that nothing about your transition has taken God by surprise, so trust His plan


Retreat at Valle Crucis Episcopal Retreat Center, Valle Crucis, NC

Prepare for Your Call

You will gain the most out of our call if you spend a few moments preparing ahead of time.  Here are some things to keep in mind:

  • Get away from distractions- turn off or remove yourself from other electronic devices, go to a quiet place, let others around you know that you are in a meeting.
  • Have a notepad and pen ready
  • Think about the needs/desired outcomes of the event?
  • Take about 2-3 minute before our call to focus and be still

Speaking Videos

Speaking Sample – “Pruning”

Retreat and Conference Speaker

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