It's been a while since I posted, so I wanted to catch you up on a few things:
I continue to offer one-on-one spiritual direction to people once a month or biweekly through video conferencing. Recently, I did an interview with Mystic Mag explaining what I do as a spiritual director. You can check out the interview here. If you are interested in trying spiritual direction, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I would be happy to schedule a free introductory session with you.
I am excited to announce that we have compiled a devotional for Advent. Prayerful Reflections will be available for download in just a few days, giving you a free resource to guide your time in prayer during this holiday season. You can download the PDF version at www.spiritualdirectionwithjulia.com/advent2022. Please share the link with your friends and church community.
This summer, I got ordained through the Federation of Christian Ministry. I am now Reverend Julia Styles! I have served almost half my life in ministry, but was connected to para-church organizations that did not require ordination. That being said, I have longed to officiate weddings, baptisms and memorial services, especially for people that find themselves without a church-home during those special moments. After getting ordained, I had the opportunity to officiate my good friends' wedding in the mountains of Ashville, NC. If you are interested in having me as an officiant, please reach out.
I would love to hear what's going on in your life. If you have good news, bad news or just want to say hi, please send me a message.