Rhythms of Grace
Are you searching for more? Desiring something spiritually? Longing for a deeper drink of God? Come and see what together we can hear.
What is Spiritual Direction?
Different from counseling or coaching, Spiritual Direction
is the practice of companionship on the journey to knowing God.
It is the divine fellowship of another sojourner listening, praying and coming alongside you as you draw nearer to God. There is no fixing, rescuing, coaching, formulating, study or mentoring. Rather, experience a steady rhythm of listening together to hear and discern where God is at work and what he is doing in your life.
Spiritual Direction is an ancient Christian tradition where two people agree to meet regularly (usually monthly) for a season of 9 months to a year or more. The Director listens to God and to the person, reflecting and asking questions, focusing on the Directee’s relationship with God. What might God be doing? What might God be inviting? What might God be showing? Where might God be hidden? What might God be saying to me? Where is He leading me?
Spiritual direction typically occurs once a month for an hour. You bring a willingness to listen, pay attention, and yield your heart to God’s Spirit. The Director brings an attentive ear and a praying heart as they companion with you.
Questions We Might Explore Together:
What does God want me to do? Where is He leading me?
Why can’t I hear God? How can I make sense of Him?
How do I know God? How do I recognize His presence?
I'm Catherine. I teach, mentor, connect, disciple and serve as the Director of Discipleship at Church of the Holy Cross.
My life has been a journey of grace with Christ. I’ve sought to know God and be transformed into his likeness… and though it can be challenging, this search results in a uniquely matchless joy. Growing
spiritually takes both spiritual practices (bible study, prayer, worship, wise counsel, redeemed suffering, active listening, solitude, community) and an abundance of grace from the Father of all good gifts.
As I have grown in my walk with God I’ve learned something crucial: information is not the same as transformation.
A person can gather so much information and still wander and wonder where God is in their lives. True transformation happens as I yield to the work of the Holy Spirit and align my life to what God is doing. There is a rhythm and pace that God sets for me . As I enter his rhythms and walk at his pace, I become attentive and aware of all that He is doing around me. I see Him at work in others and a beautiful fellowship transpires. This is my hope and prayer for my directees: that they would experience that same divine fellowship.
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, The Message
I've spent the last three decades in pastoral ministry in the church. I have studied at Trinity School for Ministry, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and I have completed the Leadership Transformations' Selah Certificate Program in Spiritual Direction. I've learned that this fellowship with God is readily available to those who seek it. As the Director of Discipleship at Church of the Holy Cross on Sullivan's Island, SC, it has been an honor for me to teach, coach and lead others in spiritual growth. I am supported in this ministry of Spiritual Direction by Holy Cross, which relies on donations for funding of its ministries. Should we begin meeting for Spiritual Direction, please consider a donation in order to continue training and growing in this practice.
Our lives are not problems to be solved but journeys to be taken with Jesus as our friend and finest guide.
Henri J.M. Nouwen