Faith Formation

gardening tools

I believe God transforms lives. The process is messy, complex and unique for each individual. But it's beautiful to see how God accepts us as we are and gradually forms us into people we never dreamed we could be.

The term faith formation captures something essential about the transformation process. As Christians yield our lives to our Creator, faith is formed in us, which releases the potential to become more like Christ.

There's no program we can follow to get from 'here' to 'there' on the path of faith formation. Yet Biblical principles, understood and applied, are trustworthy guides to lead the way.

This page serves as a gateway to the Deeper Devotion articles on this theme. Early and advanced stages of growth to maturity are addressed. The more advanced articles fit in the sphere of spiritual formation, my focus area as a spiritual director. I offer my thoughts as a stimulus to your own growth and to that of others you may be helping on their way.

And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord's glory,
are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory,
which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit. 2 Corinthians 3:18

Outfitter's Guide
to Growing in Christ
The series identifies useful gear & provisions for the adventure of being formed into the likeness of Christ.
A Spirit of Enthusiasm
An Expectant Heart
Formational Reading (Pack Light)
Transfiguration & the soul's gaze
Choosing Stillness
How do we go about stilling the soul? This series explores some well-worn paths.
The Call to Stillness
Fully Present to Jesus
Practicing the Presence (Wisdom for Busy People)
Stilling the Soul (Wisdom from Teresa of Avila)
Emmaus for Today
A practical reflection upon the Emmaus Road story
Final evening
A look at what was on Jesus' heart for his disciples
Fruit Prompts
A daily series on cultivating the fruit of the Spirit
Inner Voice of Love
A series of reflections on Henri Nouwen's book
Faithful waiting
A collaborative effort on facing life's waiting experiences in faith
Completed Joy
Gems for a depleted heart
Guided Prayer
A prayer experience in Ephesians
Hindrances to Grace
Four common hindrances to experiencing God's grace
Getaway with God
Klooster weekends
for women hosted 3 times a year in The Netherlands
A 5-day silent retreat for those who long to go deeper
Put the puzzle pieces of the biblical story together
A dynamic learning experience based in Eastern Canada


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