Something Like Water

Reflections on Spiritual Direction

Help Me Get One More

Don’t focus on the battlefield. Focus on the One who will carry you through the battlefield.
~Terry Smith

Peace. For Real.

God is joining together the opposites into something of rich beauty even when I can’t see it.

Peace Has a Name

His name is Jesus.


If Mary, the mother of God, can ask questions, then I probably can too. And it’s okay.
Hi. I'm Gayle.

About Gayle

I made a mess. God made a Messiah.

Spiritual Direction

Spiritual Direction

God is something like water. We are something like fish. Spiritual direction is something like deep sea diving in the ocean of God.



Like the woman who entered Simon’s house and used her tears to wash the feet of Jesus, my words are love’s weeping out of relief and gratitude.

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Reach out. I would love, Love, L.O.V.E. to hear from you. Did I mention I would love that?!


Telling your story is the beginning of healing. ~Gayle


I don’t like sour cream.

I don’t like sour cream.

"When I was 14 months old, I became very sick with pneumonia. The doctor was called to our house--not to attend to me, but to help my mother who was giving birth to my baby brother. After my brother was born, the doctor saw how sick I was and picked me up...

I want to show you my scar.

I want to show you my scar.

"I want to show you my scar." She stretches out her left arm to reveal a long and wide scar that starts at the pit of her elbow and ends at the place on her wrist where a nurse might check a pulse. “I did this to myself. Six years ago I was lonely and...


Spiritual direction is about hope. ~Gayle


Being with one another.

Being with one another.

Spiritual direction is a way of being with one another and with God that is relational and that draws from deep wells of real life experiences and interaction with the Holy Spirit. ~ Gayle

The great unfixables.

The great unfixables.

True spiritual direction is about the great unfixables in human life. It's about the mystery of moving through time. It's about mortality. It's about love. It's about things that can't be fixed. ~ Parker J. Palmer

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Wow! Thanks for swimming around my little blog. I'm awestruck!

Okay so here's the deal. There's no pressure. My blog is all about meeting God just as you are right where you are. Full of doubt; without a doubt. Raised fist or raised glass. Flip flops or stilettos. You are welcome!

I'm thrilled we're taking this journey together!


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