Oaktrees is a completely volunteer project of
others who have also gone through the weekend. And
it is a work-in-progress. We welcome and encourage
Send your written contribution to
Oaktrees with any thoughts, questions or
reflections you'd like to share.
Oaktrees team has your e-mail address. She will
never share your e-mail address with anyone, for any
Where does the name Oaktrees come from?
Before and during your retreat, people from
around the country pray for you. There is a regular
Friday morning prayer for all Rachel's Vineyard
retreats. One of these prayers recently quoted the
following passage from Isaiah 61. This is where the
name Oaktrees comes from:
The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,
Because the Lord has anointed me
to preach good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
To proclaim freedom for the captives,
And release from darkness for the prisoners,
To proclaim the year of the Lord's favor
And the day of vengeance of our God,
To comfort all who mourn,
And provide for those who grieve in Zion
To bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of
The oil of gladness instead of mourning,
And a garment of praise instead of despair.
They will be called oaks of righteousness,
A planting of the Lord for the display of his