My job is not to solve people’s problems or make them happy, but to help them see the grace operating in their lives. Eugene Peterson

Welcome to This Body.

I am Julian Maddock. However far I wander, I always return to a wish to be with God. It is a fundamental desire in my life. I have not always been good at following this calling but it hasn’t let me go and has become the energy that is at the core of my work. I write here about the body, prayer and the relationship with God. [Learn more]

I publish here every Monday. I post a *[Pause for Thought](http://www.thisbody.info/category/pause/)* on Thursdays. I also post occasional journal entries. You can sign up for these free updates on the right or at the bottom of the page.

I am a spiritual director, supervisor and trainer, and I lead the 3rd year of the Ignatian Spirituality Course. I am available for workshops, courses, consultations and retreats.

You can find me on LinkedIn and Twitter. I am supported by the Annunciation Trust.

Please contact me if you would like to work with me.