What Is Spiritual Direction?
Spiritual direction is an opportunity to create space for God in your life, to listen, to notice, and to be replenished. It is also a ministry of spiritual companionship, having someone who is available to come alongside you on your faith journey whether you are looking to hear God’s voice, wrestling with faith and doubt, or need to know that God is always near. We can think of Spiritual direction as a piece of soul care, an opportunity to care for ourselves, and our spiritual lives in order to deepen our intimacy with God.
A spiritual director creates a safe and quiet place for listening, discerning, and prayer as you grow and deepen in your relationship with Jesus. In a spiritual direction session, you will meet one-on-one with a trained and certified spiritual director who will join you on your journey.
“Spiritual Direction is an interpersonal relationship in which we learn how to grow, live, and love in the spiritual life.” -Richard Foster
Hi, my name is Mary Charles.
I have a heart for helping men and women pause in the fast-paced world that we live in and create safe space for being heard, asking questions, and listening to God’s voice in their lives.
My journey began with a mentor who was also a trained spiritual director. We would meet up for coffee once a month, and she would ask intentional questions about my life and my faith. I remember thinking, “I don’t think anyone has ever been this intentional in listening!” What was so different about these times together?
This one hour of intentional time was a glimpse into a relationship with a spiritual director (the real director being God). The most important job of a Spiritual director is listening and making space for God to be heard. I am here to gently and carefully accompany you along your spiritual path.
“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” -African Proverb
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“Be Still and Know that I Am God.” -Psalm 46:10