Are you in the midst of decision-making and wish for someone to prayerfully listen as you seek to discern your way? Do you ever wish for someone who will compassionately hear and carefully hold the stories that you hesitate to tell others, while bringing them before God? Are you longing to know and grow in God more deeply, and to more often recognize His presence in your day to day life, no matter what the circumstances? I offer the ministry of contemplative spiritual direction to accompany you on your journey, contemplative in the sense that, while knowing that words are important, so is the silence that allows us the space and time to harken to the Spirit’s voice.
My faith journey began as a high schooler in Young Life and Inter- Varsity in college and grew through a three year assignment with Mennonite Central Committee in Botswana, raising my three children in the Brethren in Christ (an evangelical Anabaptist) denomination in Pennsylvania and now as member of a small, Biblically conservative Episcopal church in southern MD.
My life with God, while grounded in Scripture and the fellowship of His people, comes most effortlessly in the midst of the natural world. As a result, I am a contemplative, a naturalist and a gardener, making a place for His creatures to thrive and for people to find Him in the peace and quiet that surrounds our home in the woodlands of southern Maryland.
I have known enough grief and struggle in my life to know that none of us gets to heaven unscathed, and whether you come for particular, immediate needs, or are looking for a long term spiritual direction relationship, you are welcome. May God guide you on your journey.