Abide.

Make yourself at

home in

His love.

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.

John 15:5

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He dwells with you and will be in you

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Spiritual Formation

Spiritual formation is simply a journey in sanctification as we draw near to God and are transformed into the likeness of Christ 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.

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!

 

Spiritual Direction

A practice in which you sit with a trained listener and co-discern God’s activity, voice, and invitation in your life.

Direction

Learn more about the process.

Resources

Practices, books, prayer projects, and other tools for the journey.

Blog

Reflections, thoughts, and musings

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Have any questions? I’d love to hear from you.

Direction

Learn more about the process.

Resources

Practices, books, prayer, projects, and other tools for the journey.

Blog

Reflections, thoughts, and musings.

Connect

Have questions? I’d love to hear from you.

Why Spiritual Direction?

1. Listening

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.

2. Silence

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.

3. Stillness

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. 

4. Companionship

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.

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friends walked arm in arm
friends walked arm in arm

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.

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Hi, I’m Renee.

I’m honored and humbled that you’re here. I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 17 years, and we have 2 boys (so far). 

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.

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Member of Evangelical Spiritual Directors Association

Masters of Arts in Spiritual Formation & Soul Care, Talbot School of Theology

Some reflections from past directees and friends…

Heather Avis

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.

Arggi Torhaus

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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