BIMG_4206 crop (525x800)usy days, constant worries, uncertain futures — all these things and more can keep us from fully embracing God’s purpose for our lives. The Spirit never gives up searching for a way into our hearts, but sometimes we need a guide for the journey.



Find the Openings in Your Life Where the Spirit Can Come In

“The Lord opened her heart….”    Acts 16:14

OIMG_8001 (533x800)penings takes its inspiration from the story of Lydia in the New Testament book of Acts in the Christian Bible.  In that passage, the Lord opened Lydia’s heart so she could understand the Apostle Paul’s teachings about Jesus. Whether we are Christian, people of another faith tradition, or no religion at all, it is so easy to feel out of touch with our spiritual selves.  With our cell phones, iPads, and our 24-hour news cycles, there is virtually no where to go for a moment of peace and quiet.

We founded Openings to provide a holy place of respite in the tumult of life. So let us help you find an opening for the Spirit to come in.

A word about location

The internet and great travel options make it possible for this work to happen anywhere.  Contact us if you are interested in spiritual direction online or workshops or retreats around the country.


“Our group thoroughly enjoyed Mary’s leadership at our board retreat. She was playful and fun while at the same time drawing us into deep and serious conversation. We left our time with her energized and excited about the future.”   –Aimee Baxter, Chair, Foundery Coffee Pub Board

“Mary took charge of a one-hour inaugural workshop on a topic she knew nothing about—destination stewardship—and facilitated it so effectively that at the end, three volunteer leaders stepped forward to take the next steps, with several others signing on. A total success.” — Jonathan Tourtellot, CEO, Destination Stewardship Center

“I was grappling with social situations that conflicted with my Christian worldview. Mary helped me to find perspective, understand the source of the debate, and led me to scripture to pray about my concerns. Ultimately, she opened a door that allowed me to share my true voice with a sense of peace. If you are seeking guidance, Mary listens, dialogs and designs you a map inspired through grace.” – Spiritual Direction Client

“Direction with Mary is like inviting a trusted friend to join you on your spiritual journey. She is one who listens, is able to point out the movements of the trinity, and can reflect back to you right questions to make the path a bit more clear, the journey much richer, and the road a lot less lonely.” – Spiritual Direction Client

“Mary is a very caring person and someone I can trust. My life and my spiritual journey are rather complicated, yet she can navigate everything to find areas that need attention that I hadn’t noticed. I always leave feeling like she showed me something I couldn’t see before, even if it was right in front of me.” – Spiritual Direction Client