Spiritual Direction & Supervision

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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Traveling Companions

When I agreed to live with dad while he had chemotherapy and radiation for lung cancer, I could have never anticipated who would have joined us on that journey. Beginning to travel to St. Alexius each day, first of all there was Reggie and Sam. Faithful doormen, they were the valets that greeted us each

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Silent Sacred Celebration

When I stop and sit  silently and let silence fill me the bell of my being I didn’t even realize was ringing softly reverberating slowly grows quiet returning to absolute stillness All  coming together the inner and the outer as one The One No longer anywhere out ahead nor anywhere yet behind I have settled

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A Worthy Practice

Lately I’ve been in conversations about currents moving in and across us as people these days. One current very alive, whether sitting quiet and hidden, or flowing freely, is grief. We are a grieving people. I’m not just talking about the huge literal loss of life due to Covid-19. Start and move out from there

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Putting Your Heart Into It

The garage needed tending for some time, but we couldn’t bear to face it. There was the literal dirt. And there was the murky muddiness of so many piles of stuff to sort and sift through. It just felt daunting. Even overwhelming. And after all, there were so many more fun and more appealing things

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Tending to our Grief

Just over a week ago I recorded a couple songs for use during a Holy Week Zoom service using my recorder and voice. It had been a while since I played or sang. The sound of the recorder and the feel of my voice was soothing – especially in the midst of a pandemic with

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Still Unpacking

Not even three weeks ago I got home from a three week vacation to Peru and Chile. It was planned largely to visit my oldest daughter who was doing PhD field work for a year in Valparaíso. Emily had been there close to six months. It was the perfect time to connect in person. The

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Moving Out

About a week ago, I got up and out as I commonly do. I put on my running shoes, wrapped my earphones around my ears, and moved through the door grateful for the physical capability and emotional determination to head toward Enslen and Graceada parks. My normal routine is getting there, a couple “figure eights”

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Baseball as Spiritual Teacher

People who know me know I love baseball. Alright, that may be an understatement. Really, it’s a passion. What most people don’t realize is that my appreciation and passion for baseball go far beyond my love of the Chicago Cubs, or my admiration for their short stop, Javi Báez. Baseball has been a sacred vessel

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Parking more than the car …

I spontaneously decided to meet my daughters in San Francisco last Saturday. They were already going. I had planned to “lay low” at home to “recover from an event I had led the night before. A phone call Saturday morning for a simple check in on their way to the Oakland Zoo made us all aware

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