Christian Spiritual Counseling in Waco, Texas
When the waves of life churn and moan -
Our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.
- M. Scott Peck
Are you struggling -
- With family, career, transitions or relationships?
- To find joy?
- With anger and resentment?
- To know what God’s destiny is for you?
- To overcome loneliness?
- With grief and loss?
- To be loved for who you are?
- To embrace your past?
- With fear and hopelessness?
- To live authentically?
- With handling shame and trauma?
- With being valued or heard?
Have you ever asked yourself these questions?
- What does a grace filled life feel like?
- How do I move beyond the hurt and pain in my life?
- Are you thinking I am not sure if I feel God’s steadfast love?
- Prayer what is that and what does it mean and what does it not mean?
- My head knows God is with me but my heart is not sure?
- What is most important in your relationship with God, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit?
Faith based counseling may be right for you.
- CLIENT PRAISE -
"I have been engaging in spiritual direction with Kara for three years. I find her ability to companion me as I have journeyed through my spiritual discernment to be affirming, generous and kind. Kara has the delightful ability to bring curiosity, genuine caring and compassion to each encounter."
(A woman in her 60s)
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What is Spiritual Direction?
Often times when people come for Spiritual Direction they want to know if they have it right. One of the main concerns is “Am I doing prayer the right way?” They might say, “This is the way I pray… but it is not working. God is not listening and not doing what I need done in my life.” Some think they have to read this, and then do that, and spend serious time in silence for prayer to be real. I find this to be graceless prayer. Taking time to look at your prayer life, how you experience God in your life, what needs forgiveness, where is your hope, and so many other questions are what I explore in Spiritual Direction. Is it different than counseling? Yes. Does Spiritual Direction include counseling? Yes. How do they weave together? Fluidly. Our mind, bodies and spirits are dwelling places for Christ and so together they help you to live a grace-filled life. Children all the way to elders can find themselves lost and wondering if God is around or even listening.
Together we talk about God, prayer, relationships, fears, anger, hope and joy. Spiritual Direction is a time set aside for you to listen to the voice of God from within. Richard Foster in his book Prayer: Finding the Hearts True Home, writes that when our lives are falling apart and we feel weak and unworthy that this is when “the principle of virtue is actually being strengthened. The soul is venturing forth into the interior. Real, solid, enduring virtues begin to develop deep within. Pure love is being birthed”. We long to feel the pure love of Christ deep in our souls because this is our truest being. When you feel unworthy of Christ’s love, or find yourself pulled into a myriad of negative thoughts, or are afraid to embark on a new spiritual journey, Spiritual Direction can provide companionship and guidance to find your own holiness.