Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to Me. Get away with Me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with Me and work with Me — watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. — Matthew 11:28-29
Kingdom Soul Care
God is constantly with us and loving us, but we get distracted and weary in our busy lives. We slip into serving God and each other out of compulsion and comparison while our souls are longing for authenticity and rest in God's presence. Kingdom Soul Care invites you to make the time and space to reconnect and experience God’s restoration in spiritual direction, Immanuel prayer, workshops, and retreats.
Transformation in becoming your true self in Christ begins with self-awareness and awareness of God's loving presence with you and within you. As we awaken and commune with him we live in freedom. This kind of spiritual formation and growth has deep roots in our Christian faith.
"Lord, let me know myself; let me know You." - Augustine, Confessions
Our Christian journey is to be shared rather than walked alone. Spiritual direction invites you to journey together, believing God speaks to all of us and he is active in every area of our lives. Spiritual direction is a companionship of prayerful listening and discerning as you reflect on your life experiences and relationship with God. You will begin to recognize God’s presence in your life and discover how God has been at work, seeking you out, and drawing you to Himself. In this confidential and compassionate conversation you will become more aware of what is happening in yourself, and the ways you have cooperated or resisted God’s grace and love.
I offer flexible scheduling with a free initial session. I offer individual spiritual direction, workshops, retreats and other group-based ministry. I’m happy to schedule appointments in Elgin, St. Charles, and online.
Immanuel prayer starts with the fact that God wants to spend time in connection with us, and he wants to give us all the benefits that come with relating and connecting with him – like peace, joy, healing, and life. Immanuel prayer is a facilitated prayer experience to seek Jesus’ presence for emotional and spiritual healing. During your session, you will be guided and encouraged to connect and interact with Jesus on a deep and intimate level, softening your heart to hear how he wants to meet and heal you. This prayer ministry is relationship-focused rather than pain-focused.
No matter where one is on his/her journey with God there is always more of God to experience with deeper intimacy and connection. Receiving Immanuel Prayer increases one’s capacity for growth and inner healing. The goal is to help build a securely attached relationship with Jesus.
Contact me for further information; I do workshops on the following topics:
- Spiritual Disciplines
- Contemplative Prayer
- Soul Care
- Immanuel Journaling & Lifestyle
We don’t withdraw to escape our lives. We withdraw for the time and space apart to focus our full loving attention on God so that we can return to our lives filled with the peace and joy that comes only from God. - Jane Vennard, Be Still
"Silence restores equilibrium. It enables us to deepen our relationship with God and to be ourselves." - Sara Park McLaughlin
Contact me for further information; I guide contemplative and silent retreats.