"Going home, after the retreat, prayer is not another hard thing on my list. It's a beautiful easy thing that I get to do when I wake up."
"I think it's extremely dangerous for a pastor to think that they can do this all alone."
"When I come into a spiritual direction appointment where there's the space to sit in presence with somebody and have a conversation, it helps me get out of my own head and offers perspective and insight that I couldn't come to on my own."
"There is just so much depth to being slow enough to hear your own heart and to hear the the Lord speaking... it gave me the space to listen and to reflect on what the Lord was doing and saying."
Father and Teacher
"I was especially impacted by saying the words 'God is well pleased with me.' Just a simple discipline like that has reminded me that God’s voice might be in opposition to my negative image of myself.”
"Brandon is a highly perceptive person, and his ability to see deep into the soul is extremely helpful for growth. But it's the pairing of his talents with his restraint in using them that made me feel so supported in my spiritual journey. Knowing that it was so important to him that I talk to God about my fears or anxieties when he could have easily told me great insights from his own skilled perspective made the importance of contemplative prayer really hit home for me. It made me want to accept that invitation into God's presence. And for the first time in a long time, my sessions with Brandon helped me remember that God not only exists but is good. The importance of that cannot be overstated."
Brandon has a way of getting to the heart of what is bothering you without you even knowing it exists. He listens without comments and only comments/asks questions with your permission. He is gentle with his probing knife to expose that which holds us back from fellowship with God. -Tammy