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You were created to Flourish IN God

JUST READING THE BIBLE WILL NOT SOLVE YOUR DEEPEST DESIRES. YOU ARE CALLED TO A JOURNEY WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT.

you long for more with God because there iS more

a 3-Month online Group Spiritual formation course & coaching to deepen and transform your walk with God

Is this you?

Our Hearts Are Restless Until They Rest In You.

Here is how the course works

How to grow spiritually

Learn the spiritual theology of transformation and how the Holy Spirit works in your life to grow you in Him. Learn why you sin when you know so much, why your prayer life becomes dry, and how to get unstuck in your spiritual life.

Dynamics of the heart & growth

Learn to recognize the ways that relationships have formed you (God, yourself, and others). When you become aware of how these key relationships have formed you, you can choose to respond differently with God to gain freedom in Christ from old patterns.

Personality & Prayer

Learn how God has wired you to pray and how to connect to God through abiding prayer that is easy and light. We'll explore different ways to pray and learn how to honestly come before God with your true self and where you hide in your false self which leaves you cut off.

Learning Spiritual Discernment

We'll personalize your unique growth process by applying various discernment practices and tools that have been used for centuries by church mothers & fathers so you can be confident and equipped to follow God's leading even in chaos.

Creating Life-giving RHYTHMS

We'll do various activities that will help you discover who God is calling you to become in life and create a personalized rule of life that supports, sustains, and incorporates how God is leading you in this season and for the journey ahead.

Vocation & walking in purpose

We'll work together on how your rule of life is lived out within the context of community, engage in vocational discernment, and what the Holy Spirit is calling you to do and be so you have a clear understanding of your calling to live it out.

Each time we meet (Online) we will:

  • Do a spiritual practice

  • Engage in group spiritual direction 

  • Learn to hold space for others & listen to the Holy Spirit’s guidance

  • Grow in our faith journey by processing our stories & experiences of God

The Important Details

Without God, we cannot. Without us, God will not. - St. Augustine

What People Are Saying...

"I was introduced to Spiritual Direction back in 2011. I instantly loved the process, having someone guide and reflect with you over your relationship with the Lord. It has been one of the most consistently helpful experiences as I've walked through life. The sessions often utilize a combination of Scripture, personal reflection and listening together, questions, and resources/tools to deepen one's walk with God. 

I found myself seeking out Maryl's expertise as a Spiritual Director in challenging seasons of my life. For example, recently I was so burnt out professionally that I found myself unable to hear from the Lord. I found that I didn't have the energy or ability to seek spiritual health on my own. Having Maryl walk alongside me during our sessions brought immense peace and helped me discern where God was showing up in that season. She offers insight from Scripture, prayers, and reflects with such wisdom that I often have numerous "a-ha" moments where I can feel myself reconnecting with God's heart and His love. She understands when to speak and when to allow the Spirit to move in silence. A few things have radically changed my walk with the Lord- spending quiet days with the Lord in solitude and silence, and these sessions with Maryl. 

Any follower of Christ in whatever stage of your life you're in- and whatever you might be wrestling or struggling with- seeing a Spiritual Director will help you sort through the questions, the noise, and experience Christ in a freeing and fresh way. Couldn't recommend it (and Maryl) more! "
Kelsie Hamilton-Salarda
Non-Profit Senior Program Manager, Orange County
My testimony: 

Having spiritual direction with Maryl opened up my eyes to so many things. I think for the first time in my life I learned about what listening really looks like, and what it can do to help foster one’s growth. I realize that through spiritual direction, then responses given enabled me to reflect a lot more as I share how I feel and process my own thoughts. It helped me to not only reflect, but to also see what’s really going on in my life and aware of God’s doing in the process. I also think spiritual direction is where I felt most comfortable to be honest and vulnerable. It gives me a start and set an example to help my church community exercise it as well. It was an unforgettable and impactful experience for me, and has became a significant breakthrough in my spiritual journey. 

This is how I truly feel about the spiritual direction
Vania Tompunu
Seminary Student, Indonesia
Having the space to listen to God and be prayed for by others enabled me to have more courage in my faith with Jesus. I now see my life mattering to God in big and small ways.
Lily Williams
Therapist, Los Angeles

Meet your guide...

 Hi, I’m Maryl!

I’ve been a spiritual director for 8 years and a lifelong Christian. I hold a masters in Spiritual Formation and Soul Care from the Talbot School of Theology. 


 In my early 20s, I sought God fervently, hoping to find confidence and a sense of His presence by doing all the “right” things like abstaining from certain behaviors, serving exhaustively in ministry, and attending church services. However, others seemed to possess a freedom in Christ that eluded me, and their advice was often vague.

Despite my efforts, I felt disconnected from God and longed for a more authentic experience of His love and guidance. 

 

In 2013, a breakthrough came during a “Spiritual Formation” class when I realized I had been relating to God as I did to my parent. This led me to explore spiritual direction and formation, eventually enrolling in a seminary to deepen my relationship with God from the inside out.

 

Understanding how to hear from God within and embracing our true selves brings true “freedom in Christ.” My goal is to help others on this journey, as I believe we don’t all need formal theological education to experience God deeply. 

 

The Holy Spirit transforms us, and often, we need guidance from someone who has walked that path.

I spent eight years feeling lost in my spiritual journey, and I hope to shorten that search for others. Hence, I’ve created this program to help you discover where God fits into your story and experience His profound love without burning out on religious activities.

 

I understand your longing for God and the challenges you face. I’ve been through dry periods in Bible reading, felt lonely in church, and experienced fear and confusion. You’re not doing anything wrong; you’re on a journey seeking God’s love and union.

 

I’m well-acquainted with this journey’s terrain and would be honored to facilitate your path, offering guidance, wisdom from saints, and a supportive community when things get tough. 

 

Through this process, you’ll come to know the perfect unity that Jesus prayed for in John 17:23, so that we can be one, like Jesus & the Father are one.

 

Peace,
Maryl

What sounds better?

1. Spend years of doing “Christian stuff” wondering where God is and feeling frustrated and stuck with being in the same emotional and spiritual patterns.

Or

2. Learn the real path to flourishing in God as revealed in the Scriptures and embark on a journey of your own with time-tested wisdom from the saints while becoming the type of person who connects to God authentically so you know he is with you all the time. 

I’d pick 2!  So how do you do it? 

I Created This Program so you can…

  1. Discover the unique path with God In The Way You Relate To Him, Yourself, & others.
  2. Know yourself & God more deeply within a Community
  3. Feel confident in the life God has given you
  4. Be empowered to live out your calling from a place of rest, abundance, and life-giving sources.

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