Canaan’s Rest was originally the name of a retreat ministry Judy and Al facilitated on Man Lake in northern Minnesota.  In the fall of 2018, they moved to a senior apartment complex in Baxter, MN.  From there they continue their blogs and do a quiet, contemplative retreat ministry on a much smaller scale.

After ten years of blogging, the Canaan’s Rest blog site continues as an expression of Al and Judy’s desire to communicate the love of God to searching pilgrims and weary followers of Jesus.  Hosea 2:14 was a guiding light in their desire to help others find rest and peace in the Lord: “Therefore, I am going to persuade her, lead her to the wilderness and speak tenderly to her heart.”  The prayer of Al and Judy is that through this blog site others might be drawn into a spacious place to hear God’s voice and be assured of His presence in their lives.