have a deep desire for intimacy with God?
Do you hunger for spirituality in your life?
experienced perplexing spiritual dilemmas and wanted to talk about it
without fear of censorship or someone trying to fix you?
been at work in your life, but you didn't recognize that it was God, or
how God was leading?
been in a period of time where your prayers seem like the doldrums?
spiritual life seem dry and meaningless?
life seem incredibly busy and without meaning?
been away from God for a long time and are wondering how you can cultivate
the presence of God in your life?
Do those around you look to you for spiritual guidance,
but you need a place to talk about your own spiritual concerns?
journey to God begins
with an inner longing for that which is grander than ourselves to satisfy
that which is empty within us. We may strike out on a search for God only
to discover the wondrous truth that God is already searching for us; that
our yearning for God is also God's yearning for us.
journey to God is not another accomplishment we achieve; instead, it is a
response of love to God, who wants a love relationship with us that is
real and personal. This relationship is a gift that we receive and a
choice that we make. The Christian life is not only a journey to God, but a journey with God,
within the embrace of God. It is a life lived out of the continual
life-giving presence of Christ around us and within us.
direction, also known as spiritual friendship, or spiritual companionship,
is a ministry of one person accompanying another along his or her
spiritual journey. The Holy Spirit is the true Director. Spiritual
direction is the opportunity to reflect on your relationship with God
while another is prayerfully in the presence of God on your behalf. The
spiritual director assists you along the way by asking reflective
questions, pointing out God's movements in your life, encouraging new
directions, and perhaps suggesting resources and spiritual exercises that can
your intimacy with God, or just prayerfully listening.
The responsibility for your life with God is yours. The director does not tell
you what to do. Ultimately you must own whatever insights are uncovered or
course of action is taken. For more information about how to
get started, click on the FAQ