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I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.
He dwells with you and will be in you
Spiritual formation is simply a journey in drawing nearer to God and being transformed by His love.
My desire is for our lives to be fully integrated with our faith so that we settle into a rhythm of finding God in all things. More and more we live disconnected and distanced lives. We are in desperate need of the Spirit to move and for faith to see, hear, and respond.
The spiritual practice of direction is a tool for the purpose of formation. It creates a space to intentionally consider God’s activity in our life and days in order that we can better partner with the Spirit in our formation.
The purpose of this site is to provide resources and invitations to connect with God, learn to abide in Him more fully, and find greater freedom and joy in your walk with Him. I pray you are blessed!
A practice in which you sit with a trained listener and co-discern God’s activity, voice, and invitation in your life.
Why Spiritual Direction?
We often struggle in the art of listening. Setting aside time each month to sit with a trained listener one-on-one or in a group can encourage us on the journey of becoming more familiar with God’s voice in our life and listen for Him on behalf of another.
How comfortable are we with silence in our life? We tend to resist it and fill our days with all sorts of noise without even realizing it. However, it’s so very necessary for our communion with Jesus, our discernment of the Spirit, and to be truly cared for by the Father in the deepest places of our heart.
Stopping can be difficult. We may feel twinges of guilt when we long for it. But, to still our mind and body is crucial for formation. To let the world fall away and enter into stillness with the Lord is where we will experience the greatest of loves.
We were not created to live this life alone. God Himself declared it not to be good. To have a spiritual companion on the journey toward abiding in Christ can be invaluable for the soul.
Ready For More?
If your heart is longing for more of Jesus, to feel connected with Him and to hear from Him, then you’re in the right place. Welcome.
Hi, I’m Renee.
I have been on a journey of faith for about 30 years now and am hoping to offer what little wisdom I’ve gathered along the way by God’s grace.
Some reflections from past directees and friends…
As a person who feels at maximum capacity most of the time, I reached a point in my life when I knew my ability to continue on as a healthy person I would I need to make space to invest intentionally into my spirituality. I felt the best way to do this would be to ask someone I could trust who also had the wisdom and experience I was seeking to come along side and guide me. Renee Shaeffer is that person. She is the kind of person that to know her is to love her. She is full of grace and it is with grace she ushers us into a deeper understating about what God is at work at in our lives.
Best selling author, Speaker, Founder and Chief Visionary Officer at The Lucky Few.
Renee is someone who listens intently and creates space for me to feel safe.
Worship Leader, MA Pastoral Care & Counseling
Nena Lockhart Wallace
Renee has this extraordinary ability to consistently make you feel like one-of-a-kind. She engages you with such authenticity and sweeps you up with humility and genuine interest in what’s going on in your heart and in the world around you. When she speaks, I know calm. When she speaks I know I have an advocate. As she listens I feel unlocked. An exchange so easy and edifying —I never leave the same.
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