Walking with Seekers and Grievers
Toward a More Fulfilling Life In Christ


Christian Spiritual Direction is a contemplative, holy listening ministry, in which directors serve as trusted companions on their directees' spiritual journeys. Directors also assist their directees to reflect on God's presence  in their lives, to find their spiritual direction toward God, and how to respond to His invitation for a more fulfilling Christian life.



Grief is a normal and natural reaction to loss of any kind. It also is a challenging journey of self-discovery and an invitation to take stock of your life and to be open to new possibilities. Yes, it's true that after a loss, life will never be the same, but that's true anytime there is change. While it may not seem so now, your life can be fulfilling once again. 


 “Listen carefully, my child, to the master’s instruction, and attend to them with the ear of your heart.” St. Benedict reminds us that our hearts are where God speaks to us, and if we respond, we can experience an abundant, loving relationship with the Holy Trinity that transforms us. This blog offers encouragement  and helpful tips to seekers and grievers. 


Ekteleo is a Greek verb meaning to complete. A primary goal of our Christian spiritual journey is theosis, the Greek word for being in union with God, which implies completion. Recovering from grief involves several tasks: accepting the loss, processing the pain of the loss, adjusting to the world without what was lost, and finding an enduring connection with what was lost, while embarking on a new life. BJ Spanos created Ekteleo Ministry to bring grief recovery and Christian spiritual direction under one banner. Her goal is to help those who are seeking God or who are grieving a loss to find completion, meaning and purpose to their lives. She would be honored to walk with you on your journey towards grief recovery,  your spiritual journey toward a more fulfilling life in Christ, or both. May God bless and protect you.

Please call BJ at 404.771.9335 for more information or to arrange for a spiritual direction session or a a journeying through grief consultation. 


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