What is Desert Direction?

Desert Direction is a spiritual formation ministry in the Christian tradition, valuing the text of the Bible, centered on the Trinity, and emphasizing a contemplative approach. Spiritual formation is grounded in the ideas that we are always being formed by something and that God is always present in our lives. Therefore, learning to be attentive to His presence enables us to be formed by Him which is the greatest desires of our hearts.

Desert Direction is a ministry designed to come along side people to help awaken desire, adjust perspectives, and live attentively in deepening intimacy with God as Father, Son, & Spirit.

The desert is representative of letting go. It is in the desert that we learn to rely on Him alone. It is in the desert that we learn to become content in Him. It is in the desert that we come face to face with ourselves and Him. So, it is into the desert that He leads us so that He might speak to our hearts.


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Spiritual Formation Society of Arizona

Please check out what I get to be involved with as the Director of the SFSAZ. We have a listing of spiritual directors and offer retreats, soul care days, workshops, and more. Click here to learn more.

  1. Love this Ted!!! What a great name! Can’t wait for your new book! I miss you and your family.

  2. Judie Childress

    Hi Ted. This is great!!!! I will follow you wherever you lead. Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. Ted, I loved the “Advent Series !”

    • Angela. Great to hear from you and really good to know that the Advent Reflections connected. It was a joy to get to journey through Advent that way! Blessings on your new year.

  4. Ted, my wife and I saw The Lord as we just completed Let every heart prepare Him room Advent Devotional. The combo of the book and JU music was empowering to our soul and spirit. We also love the peace and patience of the worship experience of BBC. You seem to be a humble man which too is refreshing to see. Abiding.

    • Brad, so good to hear how He is at work in you! I think of Matthew 5:8 when I read your words – “Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God.” He is so gracious to let us see Him … more and more as He purifies our hearts. Blessings on your new year!

  5. Jerry wibberly

    Trying to certify that I am human proved difficult.