Conference 2021



Matthew 11:28-29
Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Take My yoke upon you, and learn from Me,
for I am gentle and lowly in heart,
and you will find rest for your souls.

As Christian mamas raising children for the glory of the Lord and the furthering of His kingdom, seeking to be fruitful and multiply, to faithfully accomplish the gloriously ordinary (and the ordinarily glorious) tasks before us each day… we are often exhausted, weary, spent, tired. We need rest.

And where do we find this rest? Do we find it by setting aside thirty minutes every afternoon for a nap? Do we find it by sleeping in later each morning? Do we find it by turning the lights out at 9pm each evening? Is it actually about sleep? Is it about physical fatigue alone? While physical exhaustion is a very real part of motherhood, the mental weariness and emotional fritz and spiritual emptiness are just as real.

We find our rest–the deepest and sweetest rest–in the Word. In Scripture. In Jesus. In salvation. In Sabbath. In the hope of God.

So this year, on the heels of having talked about all sorts of disciplines last year, we will explore a variety of topics relating to the real rest we need as Christian mamas. How do we use rest in motherhood? Where do we go when we are exhausted? What is the Sabbath, the Day of Rest, for and how do we pursue it? Is it a paradox to actively pursue rest?

All of this and more, we will be addressing. And, of course, there will be food and drink and merriment, fellowship and fun and gifts, encouragement and exhortation and enlightenment.

PROPOSED SCHEDULE, subject to change: 
8:30am – 9:00am—Registration Check-In
9:00am – 9:15am—Welcome & Announcements
9:15am – 10:00am—Kristen Kill—author of Finding Selah
10:00am – 10:30am—Coffee Break
10:30am – 11:15am—Katie Westenberg—author of I Choose Brave
11:15am – 11:45am—Coffee Break
11:45am – 12:30pm—Rachel Jankovic—author of You Who?
12:30pm – 2:00pm—Fellowship Luncheon
2:00pm – 2:45pm—Kristen Kill—author of Finding Selah
2:45pm – 3:15pm—Coffee Break
3:15pm – 4:00pm—Mystie Winckler—author of The Convivial Homeschool
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm—Farewell Fellowship and Last-Call for Vendors

Please join us on Saturday, November 13th, 2021 for this event, specifically curated for Christian mamas raising & educating their children in the nurture & admonition of the Lord.

Location: His Place Church in Post Falls, ID (3079 E 16th Ave Post Falls, ID 83854).

Our luncheon will be catered by Panera Bread, and we anticipate being able to set tables and make it a lovely luncheon experience again this year. Praise the Lord! There will be family style service of sandwiches, salads, and treats from Panera- plus a GF, DF option of self-serve chili if you want something warm.

Last year, we sold out of all the seats we were allotted by the location in two weeks… this year, we sold out in eleven days! Please read our Policies here. If you have registered for Rest, you will receive the link to download the recordings (including video again this year!) for personal use afterward, whether you showed up to the event or not. So you can have lifetime access to this encouragement as long as you have registered. We may even have a secret perk and special gift to share with you prior to our live event, to whet your appetite and increase your joy! For those who do attend in person, we are curating a small vendor area to bless and uplift you… and a slew of giveaways that are always a lot of fun!

We have a hotel block at the Best Western (just a 10-12 minute drive to the conference) for your use if you plan to stay overnight before or after the conference. You can book a single-king room for $84+tax or 2-queen room for $89+tax by booking here online, or if you call (509) 755-1111 and tell them you are “with the Paideia Northwest conference.” (Ask for John, if you have any troubles… and please note that this special rate is only good through October 29th.)
If you prefer to do your own legwork, there are lots of other options (hotels and AirBnbs) in Spokane or Liberty Lake, WA and Post Falls or Coeur d’Alene, ID.

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions at
If you have a genuine financial need, please contact me to discuss the potential of receiving a sponsored conference ticket. Protect Young Eyes is partnering with me to provide access to this event for those who that assistance!

If you need fodder for contemplation in the meantime, let me suggest you pick up these books:
Finding Selah by Kristen Kill
I Choose Brave by Katie Westenberg
You Who? by Rachel Jankovic
and check out to find Mystie Winckler doling out constant rallies to bring us to Christ, to the Word, and to a reorienting of our attitudes in light of the Holy Spirit at work within us.

I would also recommend:
Teaching from Rest by Sarah Mackenzie
Be Still My Soul by Elisabeth Elliot
Rhythms of Rest by Shelly Miller
Notes from a Blue Bike by Tsh Oxenreider
Gentle and Lowly by Dane Ortlund