Tracy Balzer is a speaker, spiritual director, retreat leader, and an oblate at Subiaco Abbey. She is the author of Thin Places, A Listening Life, and Permission to Ponder. The founder and leader of Sea & Stone Journeys, she organizes spiritual pilgrimages to the British Isles. Tracy also hosts the podcast A Listening Life, where she guides listeners through the prayerful practice of lectio divina. Tracy lives in Siloam Springs, Arkansas where she serves as director of Christian formation at John Brown University.