Full Member of Association
I offer Spiritual Direction online as well as in person
Trained and offers supervision
Presently accepting clients
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My earliest memories were asking, as a young child, “Who am I? Who is this ‘me’? Where did I come from? Before I was here, where was I?”
Then through books I read as a child, I got the impression that if you get too close to God, He’d bring you home with Him! I didn’t want to have much to do with Him then because I didn’t want to die young!
But God had other ideas. A Christian lady in the neighbourhood brought my siblings and I to an Open Brethren Church in Singapore where we were well – trained in Scriptures. Along with that good training, unfortunately, we were also taught a very restrictive way of Christian life. I don’t remember ever being taught that God desires a relationship with us.
I married a Roman Catholic man and attended a Catholic Church with him, and later, with our 4 children. I knew my husband is a believer, but my Brethren upbringing made me very wary of the Catholic faith and practices. To ensure our children are properly grounded in Scriptures, we shuttled our children every Sunday after Catechism classes to the Brethren Sunday school.
Although busy with the children, God placed in me a hunger for Him and that was partially satisfied when I joined the Bible Study Fellowship. He continued to pursue me and opened the way to the receiving of, and later, surprising me, the offering of spiritual directions, retreats and supervisions.
We moved to New Zealand 23 years ago – straight to Hamilton and to a Baptist church.
I have had the privilege of introducing Quiet Mornings and silent retreats to this Baptist congregation.
God had indeed brought me out to a very spacious place.
From being an accountant dealing with numbers, to being a spiritual director/supervisor passionate about helping people in their relationships with God…
From a bustling, materialistic city nation to a laid-back farming city so far removed from the rest of the world…
I now learn to hold with reverence, differences in beliefs, practices and traditions.
Approach to spiritual direction
I see offering Spiritual Direction as a privilege. An offering of hospitality – providing time and a welcoming space. A listening, non-judgmental heart and a co-discerning spirit. Celebrating, challenging and cheering you on, as you journey with God on your unique path, and as you craft out a life of balance between full-on everyday living and quiet reflective stillness in your inner chapel.
Lately, God has also brought about the fulfilment of a desire He has placed in my heart to provide a Quiet Space for people hungry for a time away with Him. A time of Reflection and Rest.