An Advent & Christmas Devotional

Advent starts November 28th.  This daily devotional offers you the opportunity to prepare for Christmas and the coming of the Christ Child with daily scripture and opportunities to reflect, respond and rest in the Word of God.



Spiritual direction has been called “holy listening.” In spiritual direction, two persons pledge to journey together for a time in order to listen together for God’s voice in one of their lives. Through listening and reflecting, in a confidential setting of prayer and encouragement, we seek to discern God’s leading.

Spiritual direction assumes that God is at work in every area of our lives -- our relationships, our work, our leisure and quiet. God is present in our doubt and frustration and pain as well as in our certainty, our joy, and our healing. Sometimes it is difficult to discern the Spirit’s presence or movement, or to follow God’s call. God is the real Director of our lives, but an experienced companion (spiritual director) can often help you hear or notice what is real, and respond.

Holding Hands


Julia is a trained Spiritual Director and certified Diversity and Inclusion consultant. She gained her theological training from North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago, IL, where she received her Masters in Christian Ministry and Certificates in Intercultural Studies and Spiritual Direction.

With over 10 years in full-time ministry, and 10 years as a volunteer leader within the church, Julia understands the complexities of serving others in a faith context, and specializes in spiritual direction for those in Christian leadership, as well as those in the spiritual wilderness, who may be re-examining and re-shaping their faith.