GRACE REIMAGINED

Reflecting

Grace is the rhythm in my life. It's been God's gift with infinite mystery and abundant love which has carried me through life's joys, sufferings, and everything in between. These words below support me through transitions in life.

“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion?
Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life.
I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it.
Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you.
Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”
(Matthew 11:28-30, Msg)

As a result of this "unforced rhythm of grace," I want to share this gift with others by facilitating, coaching, and encouraging opportunities to live in and through grace. The main focus whether in spiritual direction, workshops, or retreats is to provide sacred spaces that allows you to listen and respond to God's invitation to wholeness and freedom.

Re-imagination comes from finding God's creative work in our lives and in the world. By taking time to pause and notice, a new perspective emerges by seeing with the eyes of the heart, the one created in God's own image.


LOGO EXPLAINED
 

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While in South Africa for my Doctorate program, I learned about a symbol from the Adinkra tribe in West Africa called Nyame Dua symbolizing God's presence as a tree of life. It led me to discover another symbol recognizing God's grace. Through my coursework in studying aging, I found a key element to living well is "reimagining" life with hope and purpose. Putting those all together, I now have a logo through the help of Eric Haugen and a website through the help of Spenser Czuleger.


ABOUT ME

Living in the Pacific Northwest for the last 30 years, I have found my home. Whether it's exploring natural beauty, watching ferry boats cross over to Vashon Island, or engaging in relationship with others, I discover new ways that draw me closer to God.  Life-long learning has fueled my extended education. With both my Masters and Doctorate, I love the challenge of seeing God at work all over the world through what I learn. My hope with education is to share that understanding through workshops, classes, personal one-on-one times, and small soul care groups.  In addition to formal education, I find myself always growing and learning through my relationships with my husband, Bill, my children, grandchildren, and friends. LucyLu, our English Springer Spaniel, is also teaching me what it means to be patient, in love. And above all else, I desire to continue to grow in what it means to be whole through a relationship with the Triune God, Jesus Christ, Father God, and the Holy Spirit.

 Mary Pandiani D.Min. Leadership & Global Perspective MA in Global Leadership, Certified Spiritual Director

Mary Pandiani
D.Min. Leadership & Global Perspective
MA in Global Leadership, Certified Spiritual Director