Coming as a young single dad looking for advice. And again married with family. I have had the pleasure of experiencing Gilead’s Balm over many years. Marni has always kept things in such a comfortable and welcoming way. It’s great to be able to feel a sense of peace and rest while hanging around in a friends home. I’ve always appreciated the kindness and empathetic way about Marni. She has incredible wisdom with life and parenting. If there comes a time you need some advice she is just such a great resource. From the background music to the amazing garden area, Gilead’s Balm is by far the most peaceful and authentic place around. -Chris C NH
Gilead’s balm is a place of rest and encouragement. Marnie was very in tune with our needs .Discreet yet always available to serve! She treat you like royalty yet feels like family! Highly recommend a stay at GB! Ann M Canada
Marnie happened to reach out to me to get together for tea in her home. I know about Marnie but did not really know her well. I went to her home which she calls "Gileads Balm", which, after being there, is a true healing place. You walk in and feel peace and comfor right away ( which comesfrom the residing Presence of the Lord working through Marnie. The Lord uses Marnie in many ways, a listening ear,a shoulder to cry on and a caring heart as well as sharing her own life experiences that the Lord has brought her through as well.
What is powerful is her knowledge of Gods Word and how she can encourage you with just the right Scripture verses that apply to what yuo are going through.Marnie also shared how she opens her home to travelers, I can see how this would be a wonderful place to stay since he home itself is very inviting, but more than the home the Hostess is kind andconsiderae to her guests, and from what Ive heard she is a wonderfu cook!
Gilead's Balm is a recomended place to come to be by yourself for renewal or refreshment, a small group spiritual retreat or as mentioned before, if travelihg through, a safe and relaxing place to lay your head. Linda R. MA
A great time of fellowship
Times of refreshment and reenergizing
4 hours of time well spent
Thank you so much for taking the time to minister to me and speak into my life. I can't tell you how nourishing it was to my spirit to have someone not just listen but pour out words of wisdom with such grace and love.
You have been such a blessing to me and I pray you are blessed in return for your investment in others. I am a visual person and I love the imagery you use when describing things that God has showed you. I have already shared one several times over :)
I always walk away thinking, I want more of what she has.
Thanks so much for accommodating me on short notice! It was a God ordained respite and I wouldn't have wanted to spend it anywhere else. I came away refreshed, enriched, and so very grateful for our newfound friendship. You encouraged and blessed me in more ways than you could possibly know and I'd LOVE to come back to Gilead's Balm sometime. Your home is beautiful, the food is terrific, and the atmosphere is superb! Having you available to talk with was a special bonus - you have tremendous wisdom and are a great encourager. Again, I say thanks for your hospitality and I would recommend your place heartily!
Thank you for opening up your Heart, Your Home and Your Gardens to me. Thank you for treating me to a very delicious dinner and for sharing all that you did. I thoroughly enjoyed and am so very glad that I had the opportunity to meet and share and sup with you. I was really blessed and encouraged.
I am in awe of your strength and humility and obedience unto the Lord. Gilead's Balm is a place of Peace and I can see how many may come to be touched in this Beautiful environment and with all the Love that resides in Person and Place of Heart.
Thank you Marnie
A surprise that answered a prayer
My first visit.....rest and peace
Rest & receive
A trusted servant
Marnie came to mind. I didn't know her well but I had been there with a group of women once before and was moved by the gifts that I found in fellowship and hospitality.
I set up an overnight with Marnie. I could write in depth and make this an essay! And I would love to. But, suffice to say that I was greeted with warmth, as though we were old friends. I didn't know how to begin anything. I decided that I would simply be there and allow conversations to flow and to have a willingness to be transparent.
From the first cup of tea together - I still couldn't explain it - but without any agenda we got to a matter that I didn't even know was a matter. And that began my time there of unraveling things deep within.
By the time I left I was changed. My perspective and my heart were literally changed. These were not counseling sessions. These were woman to woman conversations saturated by the Holy Spirit who is able to pull things to the surface.
I could use a lot of words to describe Marnie but from my time there I would say she is a trusted servant of the Most High. The Holy Spirit can move the way that He does because He can trust Marnie for her part. She is an instrument of His work.... His love, His wisdom, His truth, His righteousness, His revelation...
... AND can she cook! I'm not kidding!! I enjoyed every morsel of what Marnie served. (And after watching me make my first cup of tea, she knew how to prepare it perfectly - that was special. For the little things too, Marnie - thank you)
In love and new friendship,
A place of peace
Thank you Lord!
Peace, Relax, Respite,....
I can Breathe...
Peace and Calm
Just BE today;)
Our God is Great
You have been a trusted friend even before you opened Gilead's Balm
I'm so glad that God put us together thru a mutual friend.
Thanks for all your help, hope and encouragement through the years.
May God richly bless you as you bless others. Thinking of you often as you care for Lydia, your Mom.
Hello Woman of God!