Beth Booram is the co-founder and director of Sustainable Faith Indy, an urban retreat center in Indianapolis, where she leads The School of Spiritual Direction and offers individual and group spiritual direction. Beth speaks around the country on topics related to spiritual formation and Christian leadership. She is a deep feeler who loves to think; an extrovert with a penchant for solitude; an artist who sees the hand of God in even the smallest encounters with creation. Beth has authored several books including Awaken Your Senses and Starting Something New: Spiritual Direction for Your God-given Dream, which tells the story of her dream to found an urban retreat center.
IF YOU’VE EVER FELT LIKE YOU WERE PURSUING YOUR DREAM ALONE, THIS IS THE EPISODE FOR YOU.
In this episode, Beth shares about starting out, in pursuit of her dream, even when she feared she might have to do it alone. She says this felt like an invitation to grow up – even though she was in her mid-50s at the time. She talks about how she makes decisions now in order to guard her time and say yes to the right things, and she explains how telling her story, face-to-face with other like-minded individuals, built a network and garnered support that ultimately helped her take steps forward.
MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:
My soul clings to You; Your right hand holds me fast.
~Psalm 63:8 (paraphrase)
Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find;
knock and the door will be opened to you.
~Matthew 7:7 (NIV)
Starting Something New: Spiritual Direction for Your God-Given Dream by Beth Booram
Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown
Into the Silent Land by Martin Laird
A Sunlit Absence by Martin Laird
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