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"He leads me beside still waters..." 
Psalm 23:2

Christian spiritual direction by appointment in the Harrisonburg, Virginia area

Offering prayerful, biblically based companionship on the spiritual journey with Christ

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       Listening attentively together for the voice of God

"People who choose spiritual direction

do so because they want to pay closer attention to their relationship with God...

Typical spiritual direction questions are

"Where is God in this?" or

"Where has God gone and why don't I sense any divine presence at all?" or

"How am I being called to be Christlike?"

- Jeannette A. Bakke, Holy Invitations

What is Spiritual Direction like?  

       Spiritual direction provides a quiet space where we can slow down and tune in to God's presence.  In sessions, we notice what is happening in life and where God is in it.  An important focus of spiritual direction is prayer - how is the conversation flowing between the directee and God?  The direction session often begins with listening carefully to a passage of scripture.


        "In spiritual direction, two people...experience God drawing them together precisely to pay attention to love, the prayer of God unfolding in the heart of the person seeking spiritual direction.  This prayer of God, really God's yearning for the person, has long been prayed before the person comes for spiritual direction." - Rose Mary Dougherty, Group Spiritual Direction

      Spiritual direction addresses problems in the Christian life:  doubt, difficult passages in the Bible, besetting sins, and those times when God seems to have packed up and left.  Sitting in the Lord's presence while another person prays silently can help us get 'unstuck'; it can help us tune in to Him and hear His invitation.

      Monthly sessions are one-on-one and last for one hour.   


        My training for spiritual direction includes a 2 yr certificate in Spiritual Direction (Selah Spiritual Direction, LTI), Level II Healing Prayer training (Christian Healing Ministries).  Currently I am enrolled in a graduate pastoral counseling program.

        One-hour sessions are available in person, on the phone, and online.  Contact me via the email address below.  I would love to hear from you and listen to your story.  You are deeply loved by God!

"I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits, and in His word I put my hope." 

Psalm 103:5

 One-hour monthly appointments are available by emailing or filling out the form below     

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Celah Pence

Harrisonburg, VA, USA

 RETREATS offered:

  • Sabbath Healing Retreat, (Women's retreat) October 25-27, 2019

​        Smith Mountain Lake, VA​ 

  • Come and You Will See Retreat, November 12, 2022, 10:00am - 2:00pm, Bridgewater VA

  • Come and You Will See Retreat, February 11, 2023, 9:30am - 2:30am, Bridgewater VA - open to all; fill out the form on the right to inquire about details

  • Trusting God - Psalm 23 Retreat, February 25, 2023, Bridgewater VA .  Attendance limited to Mt Clinton Mennonite Church Women  

Fill out the form on the right to set up spiritual direction or to be included in mailings for future retreats.  

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