Spiritual Direction

offers the gift of compassionate presence, listening and accompaniment on the journey. Spiritual Direction is the gift of someone to sit with you in the garden of your life...

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Speaking & Writing

Erin has served as a speaker in a variety of capacities including as a pastor for nearly 25 years nearly every Sunday...

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Retreats & Events

Erin has led a variety of spiritual events and retreats that have taken place anywhere from an hour, to several hours, a day, or a full weekend.

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Invitations of Spring!

We live in a time when images continue to become more and more popular. We see them in such a variety of places now: ads, power point presentations, as logos to go with tag lines. In fact, visuals are so in demand now, we have to buy an increasing number of them for the privilege

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Sprigs of Promise & Blessing

I just got back from leading a women’s retreat for Napa United Methodist Church. Their United Methodist Women’s group sponsored it under the theme, “Stretching Toward the Light.” It was full of light and all manner of goodness on several levels. For one thing, of the forty plus women who participated, some were from neighboring Catholic or

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Lingering Light …

With January comes Epiphany, the season of light. Although Christmas lights are being taken down off houses and department stores, Epiphany refers to a different kind of light that lingers in and all around us. It’s the light of hope, possibility, inspiration and peace. The kind that seems to just appear when people help one

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Advent Invitations …

Advent is a special season during the days of less light leading up to Christmas where we are invited to reflect and ruminate on waiting, watching, hoping, looking for signs and wonders, guiding stars and more. For persons of the Christian tradition these themes are specifically woven into the lives of characters found in scripture

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Holy Invitations from the Trees

The trees are one of the Divine’s special gifts of the fall season. With the ways they change colors, release leaves, expose the trunk and branches, they invite us to much. Blessed be. Fall is a good time to take intentional time, to be with our noticing of the trees, reflecting on these invitations. The colorful leaves

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Invitations to Gratitude

Sunken into timeless sands, hearing waves crash around me, seeing sister dolphin jump before me – free… feeling gentle winds enliven my skin, body-mind-soul respond once more. I am the waves. I am the dolphin. I am the gentle breeze. Cradled in the Womb of Creation, I am born anew …   The last dahlias

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Varied Vessels

I love the multitude of ways spiritual companioning happens and the way invitations seem to “pop up out of thin air”! Last spring my spiritual director asked if I had any ideas to offer for a ritual of blessing she was creating as part of a women’s tea/shower to honor a young family member getting

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