“But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”

— 2 Corinthians 12: 9

Hi good people!

I’m close to a fundraising deadline for my formation program in spiritual direction at the Shalem Institute. You can learn more about the program on their website or on my GoFundMe page. It’s been a tough financial season; your donations will go a long way in helping me to continue this formation process with less anxiety and worry.

One of the questions I’ve been asked lately, besides “what is spiritual direction?” is “why are you doing this work?” I hope to answer that question a bit in the video below. In it, I talk about how my journey with brain injury has helped me cultivate and turn towards a call to ministry, specifically spiritual direction. When you’ve experienced deafening physical pain, knowing how to turn it into silence and stillness is a major grace. In that silence and stillness, I’ve found “power made perfect in weakness,” a profound awareness that grace is sufficient and that I am enough. I want nothing more than to accompany others on their journeys, and this formation program in spiritual direction will help me to do that - which is why I need your help.

Also, if you’re still wondering about spiritual direction, check out this “Portrait of a Spiritual Director” put out by Spiritual Directors International - I found it to be quite helpful!

On to the video!

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