The intent of spiritual direction is to create safe spaces so that you can
explore your questions with God
lay out your concerns
seek discernment about your life and
find ways to listen to Him intentionally.
A Christian spiritual director has been trained as a listener to accompany you on your spiritual journey- its ups and downs, becoming attentive to God’s activity in your life.
Spiritual direction is not counseling, coaching or therapy. It is meant to compliment rather than compete with these other vital ministries.
As a spiritual director in spiritual care, I walk with you to:
- Listen as you seek God’s face and presence
- Keep open a safe space so you can notice God’s love, care and constancy
- Celebrate God’s work of transformation
- Value you and love you in Christ
- Pray continually, giving thanks and walk alongside you
- Help you find freedom, peace and intimacy with Jesus to live more freely and lightly
From time to time, prayers or ways to pray will be added to this section.
This is an article I wrote on how to pray using your breathe as a way to connect with God and be aware of His presence throughout the day.
One of my favorite go-to books is by my friends, Clare and Scott Loughridge and Adelle and Doug Calhoun.
If you have only one reference book right now on prayer and spirituality, this is the book for you.
Even if you have not explored the Enneagram, this book is written in such a practicial, easy-to-access manner, that you will find ways to seek after God, and yourself and even connect better with others.
If you are wondering about contemplative prayer practices, this article, “What Happens When You Read Scripture Verses Three Times?” I wrote about lectio divina gives you a glimpse of how to match your head and your heart together.
This prayer practice allows you to connect to the scripture and God in a different way. It’s an ancient prayer practice from the Desert Mothers and Fathers.
I hope you’ll give it a try.
The Welcome Prayer by Thomas Keating
Welcome, welcome, welcome
I welcome everything that comes today, because I know it is for my healing.
I welcome all thoughts, feelings, emotions, situations, and conditions.
I let go of my desire for power and control.
I let go of my desire for affection, esteem, approval and pleasure.
I let go of my desire for survival and security.
I let go of my desire to change any situation, condition, person or myself.
I open to the love and presence of God and God’s action within.
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I love our time together. There is something so sacred and special about you holding the space for me and I can feel God’s truths trickling deeper into my soul.