About Pasture Experience
Offering a safe space to slow down, listen, and experience intimacy with yourself, God, and fellow sojourners through:
Spiritual Direction * Retreats * Posies: Wildly Whimsy Poems, Prayers & Liturgies
Inspired by Psalm 23, Pasture represents our life as a whole; a vast, inclusive field with ample room to journey and explore, all within the safe embrace of our Shepherd. At times we're made to lie down in green pastures, be led beside quiet waters, traverse the darkest valleys, while other seasons our cup overflows. Through every experience, His comforting presence is with us; in solitude, simplicity, suffering, and celebrating.
- Pasture offers a Christ-centric space to experience intimacy with God, yourself, and like-minded souls through the intentional posture of listening. Imagine this as a level playing field where there is no hierarchy, only an offering of with-ness, rather than at-ness.
Every individual's pasture journey is beautifully unique and necessary for the deep slow work God is unfolding within. Consider this your permission slip to be fully known and wholly loved by our Creator.
Untethered to a specific church or denomination, Pasture offers a safe space for ALL: the spiritually hungry, fringe believers, those drawn toward spiritual formation/direction, contemplation, churched or unchurched. However you come, your presence is welcome and wanted.
Our prayer is that Pasture offers soul nourishing invitations to notice where God is moving, trust His leading, rest in His freedom, confidently discern His voice, become your truest self, and discover intimacy with the trinity, yourself, and others along the way.
The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, Or the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil,for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
Meet Bekah Jane Pogue
I believe listening is healing.
Being heard is healing.
Experiencing steadfast confidence when giving ourselves permission to receive Love, rather than strive, is healing.
Bekah is in process of becoming her truest self. Perhaps you are, too?
This looks a lot like surrendering expectations and plans, and learning to become more comfortable with not having answers. She's passionate about inviting people to feel known and live congruently, so that our insides match our outsides. Her prayer is to bridge the tension between truth and mystery, as we journey side-by-side.
Bekah has worn many hats that include wife, mama of two boys, author, interior designer, nature-explorer, plant lady, hospice worker, poet, prayer, thrifter, whimsy-chaser, gardener, podcaster, seed scatterer and wildflower gatherer.
However, the more she surrender these titles, the more she discovers her bare, vulnerable self most at home cultivating community through Taco Tuesdays at her casa, serving as a certified spiritual director, facilitating and hosting Pasture Experience Retreats in our TN home and typing Posies: Wildly Whimsy Poems & Prayers.
Bekah can't help but wonder if the small mustard seed miracles in our everyday are actually the most sacred, lasting legacies, planted and picked by the Divine.
Bekah, along with her husband and sons, dreams for Pasture to become a destination retreat space, complete with a B&B, barn, pond, and miniature donkey to greet as you come to receive rest and soul nourishment. They envision offering community gatherings, meals, cooking classes, outdoor concerts, poetry classes, wildflower-picking, spiritual direction, retreats, and more.
Until that day, they continue opening their home to strangers and friends to enjoy great food, help you feel known, and send you off feeling like part of their family.
The legacy Bekah hopes to leave is an outpouring of philoxenia: the love of strangers, an act of eager hospitality and welcome.