Heartfelt Prayers: Charles de Foucauld

A Prayer of Charles de Foucauld Father, I abandon myself into your hands. Do with me what you will. Whatever you may do, I thank you. I am ready for all, I accept all. Let only your will be done in me And in all your creatures. I wish no

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Heartfelt Prayers: Ignatius of Loyola

A Prayer of Ignatius of Loyola Lord, teach me to be generous. Teach me to serve you as you deserve; To give and not to count the cost, To fight and not to heed the wounds To toil and not to seek for rest, To labour and not to ask

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Heartfelt Prayers: Thomas à Kempis

A Prayer of Thomas à Kempis Grant me, O Lord, to know what I ought to know, to love what I ought to love, to praise what delights thee most, to value what is precious in thy sight, to hate what is offensive to thee. Do not suffer me to

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Heartfelt Prayers: St. Francis of Assisi

A Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi Lord, make me an instrument of your peace! Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy. O

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Heartfelt Prayers: John Baillie

A Prayer of John Baillie O God, immortal, eternal, invisible, I remember with gladness and thanksgiving all that thou hast been to this world of men:       Companion of the brave:      Upholder of the loyal:      Light of the wanderer:      Joy of the

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Heartfelt Prayers: Catherine Marshall

A Prayer of Catherine Marshall I do need thee, Lord. I need thee now. I know that I can do without many of the things that once I thought were necessities, but without thee I cannot live, and I dare not die. I needed thee when sorrow came, when shadows

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Heartfelt Prayers: Hannah Whitall Smith

A Prayer of Hannah Whitall Smith Lord Jesus, I believe that thou art able and willing to deliver me from all the care and unrest and bondage of my Christian life. I believe thou didst die to set me free, not only in the future, but now and here. I

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Heartfelt Prayers: St. Patrick’s Breastplate

St. Patrick’s Breastplate I bind unto myself todayThe strong Name of the Trinity,By invocation of the same,The Three in One, and One in Three. I bind this day to me forever,By power of faith, Christ’s Incarnation;His baptism in the Jordan river;His death on the cross for my salvation.His bursting from

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Steve Macchia

Founder & President

The Rev. Dr. Stephen A. Macchia is founder and president of Leadership Transformations, Inc. (LTI), a ministry serving the spiritual formation, discernment, and renewal of leaders and learners since 2003. For more than 20 years he has been the Director of the Pierce Center for Disciple-Building at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, where he also serves as an adjunct faculty member in the Doctor of Ministry Program. From 1989-2003 he was the president of Vision New England, the largest regional church renewal association in the country. Earlier in his ministry life, Steve was a member of the pastoral staff of Grace Chapel in Lexington, Massachusetts for 11 years. He is the author or co-author of 17 books, including The Discerning Life (Zondervan Reflective), and Crafting a Rule of Life, Becoming A Healthy Church (LTI), and Broken and Whole (IVP).  He and his wife Ruth live in the Boston (MA) area and are the proud parents of two married children and grandparents to three adorable grandchildren. Steve’s personal website is www.SteveMacchia.com.

My soul comes alive singing the great hymns of the church and enjoying the beauty of God’s creation. I’m in awe of God for fulfilling the dream for LTI that he birthed in my heart, for the team he has assembled, and the transformational impact experienced in the leaders and teams we serve.

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Mitzi Mak

Selah-West Faculty

Mitzi started her professional life as a high school social studies teacher. She and her husband Jerry then served cross-culturally for ten+ years, living abroad first in India and then Kurdistan, N. Iraq. In addition to being a Spiritual Director, she now serves as a Formation and Care pastor in her local church in Houston, TX. She has graduated from LTI’s Selah Spiritual Direction training as well as LTI’s Emmaus Formational Leadership Program.

Mitzi enjoys engaging conversation, reading fiction, doing jigsaw/crossword puzzles, ocean gazing and exploring the world with Jerry through food and travel.

God has two main callings in Mitzi’s life: to care for those who care for others and to be a guide in helping others have a healthy relationship with the Trinity – recognizing God’s loving presence and activity in their lives and how to faithfully respond.

Selah was a transformative experience for me – allowing the contemplative within to emerge and to beautifully co-exist with my extraverted personality.