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Glennon Doyle Melton of Momastery Comes to The Homestead

Join us for this incredible weekend at The Homestead as we welcome one of America's most honest, challenging, and comforting voices: Glennon Doyle Melton of the beloved blog Momastery and the NY Times Best Seller Carry On Warrior

Glennon will speak to our entire community on the theme: Breaking Open - The Phoenix Process of Spiritual Rebirth: Using Life's Heartaches as Opportunities to Grow. The event begins at 7pm in Starkville. The format is interactive. Send us your questions in advance at Glennon's talk with be followed by a meet and greet. You may take pictures with Glennon.

This event is open to the public. It is FREE for Homestead Center Members and $15 for Non-Members. Space is limited so you must register in advance. Become a Member.


Doors open at 6:30 at Bettersworth Auditorium in Mississippi State's Lee Hall. For directions or information on parking click here. Appearance begins at 7pm.

The Weekend Retreat...

Can't get enough of Glennon? We have built an entire weekend retreat around her visit to Mississippi where Glennon is the keynote speaker to an intimate group of 35 people at The Homestead. This retreat is led by open-minded and open-hearted spiritual leaders, and designed to lead participants into a new phase of life through spiritual rebirth. Be prepared to have your heart broken wide open and healed. Reclaim your center, heal old wounds, and rekindle a spiritual connection that will guide you into new living. While the leaders at this retreat practice Christianity, it is open to people of all faiths or those seeking to learn more about the spiritual practice of healing.

Schedule of Events


5pm - Check in, find your bed, settle in, and meet your retreat-mates.

6pm - Join us for a potluck dinner. Bring a dish that has meaning for you and introduce yourself and your food.

7pm - Workshop 1: Embracing the Darkness - Rev.  Ashley Beaty Perry


7am -  Yoga and light stretching or sleep in

8am -  Farm Fresh Breakfast: At The Homestead all meals are fresh, local, wholesome, healthy, and made with the love of our Chef Marion Sansing.

9am - Workshop 2: Compassion for the Light in You - 

10:30 - Small Group Work: Unwind Your Story and Write the One You Want Your Life to Tell Jan C. Lemon, Ph.D., LPC-S, NCC, NCSC & J.W.

12pm - Lunch

1:30 Workshop 3: Clearing Out the Old: How do we Transform? Buddy Wagner, Ph.D., NCC, NBCCH

3:45 Tea time

5pm - Keynote Speaker Glennon Doyle Melton with Breaking Open, The Phoneix Process of Spiritual Rebirth. Participants have an intimate conversation with Glennon about the transformation process. 

6:45 - Travel to hear Glennon's Public Address in town

9pm - Late Dinner Banquet


8am - Breakfast

9am - Devotional

9:45 - Workshop 4: New Birth Out of Ashes

11:30 - Closing Gathering and Farewells 


Members: $325 Includes all Workshops, Speakers, and Small Groups, Meals, and Acommodations

Non-Members: $355Includes all Workshops, Speakers, and Small Groups, Meals, and Acommodations

More about Glennon...

Glennon Doyle Melton is the author of the inspiring and hilarious New York Times bestselling memoir, Carry On, Warrior. She is the founder of, an on-line community where hundreds of thousands of readers meet daily to experience her shameless and laugh-out-loud funny essays about marriage, motherhood, faith, addiction, recovery, and serving the marginalized. She is also the creator and president of Together Rising, a non-profit organization that has revolutionized on-line giving through “Love Flash Mobs” and has connected countless families in need with hundreds of thousands of dollars in critical resources.

Glennon became a sensation when her personal essays, which give language to our universal (yet often secret) experiences started going viral. Her hilarious and poignant observations have been read by millions, shared among friends, discussed at water coolers and have now inspired a social movement. Glennon is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and other publications. Carry On, Warrior, Glennon and her philanthropic work have been featured on The Today Show , The Talk, and NPR as well as in Ladies’ Home Journal, Woman’s Day, Glamour UK, Family Circle, Parents Magazine, American Baby and Newsweek, to name just a few. 

A popular speaker in the U.S. and internationally, Glennon speaks frequently to diverse audiences including corporations, universities, faith communities, non-profit groups, mental health professionals, parents’ organizations, women’s leadership and non-profit conferences, and writing groups. When speaking to corporate and association audiences, she motivates leaders and employees to build trust and cohesion on their teams by embracing courage, boldness and purpose in their life’s work. Drawing from her own personal story of addiction and recovery, Glennon inspires mental health and addiction/recovery audiences with her authentic, empowering, hopeful, and fresh perspective on healing. She speaks with passion and humor to diverse faith communities about freedom, joy, peace, inclusion and loving ourselves and each other. Speaking with parents’ groups and community organizations, Glennon employs her trademark wit and candor to encourage us all to step out from behind masks of perfection and start connecting with one another by showing up as our real, messy and beautiful selves. She is known for her unique ability to inspire women to embrace unity and each other. 

The fact that her events sell out across the county is testament that her authenticity, power and humortranslate forcefully from the page to the stage. Glennon expresses universal truth through storytelling, giving voice to our shared experiences and allowing us to feel known. She invites us to believe in ourselves, to be brave and kind, to let go of the idea of perfection and to stop making life harder by pretending it’s not hard. She easily expresses what so many of us think, but would not dare say aloud. Glennon is a courageous truth-teller and hope-spreader, a wise and witty friend who emboldens us to believe in ourselves and reminds us that the journey is the reward. She shows us that by shedding our weapons and armor, we can stop hiding, competing and striving for the mirage of perfection, to build lives, relationships, homes, businesses, and communities.

Glennon lives in Florida with her family.

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