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“By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”

John 13:35

Spiritual Direction

Spiritual Direction is spiritual companionship. We all have times in our lives where we need to talk to someone about our spiritual feelings, concerns, and pursuits. A spiritual director is someone who is there to listen, guide, and walk with you on your own faith path–whatever faith looks like for you. As a spiritual director, it is my privilege to be involved with the journey of my clients, and to see the direction that life takes them moment by moment.

My Latest Post

A Poetic Reflection on Light & Love

I sit here in my simple house, and find myself caught by the light flowing into the room through my blue curtains. Each thread is visible, each shade of the curtains colors fade in and out of shapes created by pleats—shadows both deepen and disappear as your eyes travel over the bare body of the…

A Journey In Prayer

Over the past few years, I’ve struggled to have a prayer life that was meaningful to me. Being drawn deeply by liturgical traditions and monastic spirituality, I’ve come to find my prayer life to be written for me in the form of liturgical prayer and daily offices. I’ve pushed myself to wake up early and…

Christian Honesty

Something that I don’t think is talked about enough , is the feeling of doubt that leads to unbelief in Christianity–and more than likely in every spiritual or religious tradition in some way. Honesty is a pillar of Christianity–so much so that even those who do not practice the Christian faith are aware of it’s…

My Journey With Paul

For those of you who know me personally, you’ll know that I am known for my dislike of St. Paul. Throughout the years, I’ve seen nothing but an arrogant ultra-conservative man who pushes his views onto others in unhealthy ways. Also over the years, however, has been a small voice, beneath my own judgmental voice,…

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About Austin

The Rev. Austin EnglishAOJN is an Interfaith Minister and Anglican Priest in Southwest Florida. He has studied and practiced many of the world religions for almost two decades, has studied Theology, Religion and Psychology academically, and trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. He is an affiliate with an Episcopal monastic order, and spends time attending to his own spiritual health through writing, studying religious texts, meditating, art, and contemplative practices. Austin also works as an elementary school teacher.