What We Do

Faith-Based Events
Keynotes, Seminars, and Ladies Retreats
Our Bible-based presentations are uplifting, evangelical, and immediately applicable.
Faith-based topics include praise & worship music provided by Soft Heart Getaways.

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Who We Are

We are Joni Reese and Teresa Gross, Sisters of the Heart (Soft Heart) on a mission to encourage, inspire, and equip others to Rest, Recharge, Rejoice!
Soft Heart Getaways celebrates ten years in 2017, and with over sixty years of classroom experience between us, we are uniquely qualified to share our hard-won wisdom with faith-based ladies groups and also with educators in a secular setting.

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The Three R's

Rest, Recharge, Rejoice!
Rest when you’re weary, or you won’t be able to give your best to anyone or anything.
Recharge daily with at least a few moments of down-time.
Rejoice with uplifting people, less drama, and lots of laughter therapy.

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Soft Heart History

Soft Heart Getaways was created with women in mind. Soft Heart stands for Sisters of the Heart, and that is what we are. We often short-hand it as Soft Hearts when we’re telling others about what we do and why. Soft Hearts was born after a camping trip we took with friends Loli and Debbie. We came home refreshed, ready to face the world, and convinced the experience was too good not to share with every woman we knew. Soft Heart Getaways was born, and Rest, Recharge, Rejoice became our motto.

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“When you look in the mirror, I want you to see someone beautiful who shines with an inner beauty that comes from having the Lord Jesus Christ in the center of your heart.”

— Joni Bain Reese

Joni & Teresa

Bio's

  • Bachelor of Music, 1983: Sul Ross State University
  • M. Ed., 1988, Sul Ross State University
  • Certification: All-Level Music & L/D (Special Education)
  • Association of Texas Professional Educators (ATPE), 1984 – Present
  • Soft Heart Getaways, Co-Founder, 2007 – Present
  • Olivia’s World Literacy, Inc., Board of Directors/Officer, 2015 – Present
  • B. A. in Literature, 1983: University of Texas, Permian Basin (UTPB)
  • Certification: Elementary Education, ESL, GT
  • Association of Texas Professional Educators (ATPE), 1985 – Present
  • Soft Heart Getaways, Co-Founder, 2007 – Present
  • Olivia’s World Literacy, Inc., Board of Directors/Officer, 2015 – Present