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"His life is in him!" -- St. Paul of young Eutychus, after his perilous fall ​ (Story in Acts chapter 20)

Spiritual Direction

StillPoint at
Ghost Ranch

Tracy intends to move into a new phase of discernment this summer by taking part in "The Spiritual Journey" -- a week-long introductory retreat to the StillPoint process at Ghost Ranch in northern New Mexico.

(For more information about Ghost Ranch, please visit their website at https://www.ghostranch.org)

With this introduction as a springboard, Tracy is considering applying to the more intensive two-year StillPoint program ("The Art of Spiritual Direction") that begins later in the year.

While assessing the logistical & financial feasibility of the program, the sudden demise of her cross-country vehicle sent Tracy on an intensive search for creative travel options.  She has landed on a pickup truck that hauls an in-bed camper!  This should allow her more flexibility with timing, savings on hotels, and independence from sensitivity triggers!

Stillpoint:  The Center for
                    Spiritual Direction

A large portion of the Psalter’s authorship is attributed to David.
We give him credit for writing the words of Psalm 46,
“Be still and know that I am God.”

A shepherd wrote this…
A life I imagine to have plenty of silence and solitude.
If shepherds need this prompt,
how much more those of us who live in a noisy world
that is moving at an ever increasing speed?

I like to remember that stillness is different than silence.
We can be in silence and still be running,
Still scoping, searching, scanning, tracking…
Like a good shepherd, keeping watch.
Still means not moving.
I like to think of it as not in pursuit
of anything.
It is to sit down,
to stop.

Be still, the Psalmist says....

In the practice of Centering Prayer,
we sit so stillness might come.
We let each thought, each sensation or image,
good or burdensome, be released from us,
stilling our souls
so we may hear,
in between thoughts,
I AM God.

It is no small thing --
not for shepherds, not for us....

Silent prayer always comes easier in community.
I rely on the company
of my Centering Prayer companions
who meet me
and sit with me, helping to hold the space.
Their presence is strength for the journey to stillness
and the Presence of God....


                                  — Rev. Elizabeth Rechter (Stillpoint’s Executive Director)


                     This quotation captured from the Stillpoint website 
                                       [editing ... and emphasis mine]
For more information about StillPoint: The Center for Spiritual Direction, please visit their website at
stillpointca.org