YOU’VE made it! The end of our retreat — but not the end of God’s gifts, and never the end of His love. In fact, today is very special because the Lord has a new outpouring of the Holy Spirit to bestow upon you. Our Lady has been praying for you and anticipating this moment as well, as she joins you in the upper room of your heart to pray for a “new Pentecost” in your soul. Continue reading
Day 14: The Center of the Father
SOMETIMES we can get stuck in our spiritual lives due to our wounds, judgments, and unforgiveness. This retreat, thus far, has been a means to help you see the truths about both yourself and your Creator, so that “the truth will set you free.” But it is necessary that we live and have our being in the whole truth, in the very center of the Father’s heart of love…Continue reading
Day 13: His Healing Touch and Voice
I would love to share your testimony with others of how the Lord has touched your life and brought healing to you through this retreat. You can simply reply to the email you received if you’re on my mailing list or go here. Just write a few sentences or a short paragraph. It can be anonymous if you choose.
WE are not abandoned. We are not orphaned… Continue reading
Day 12: My Image of God
IN Day 3, we talked about God’s image of us, but what about our image of God? Since the Fall of Adam and Eve, our image of the Father has become distorted. We view Him through the lens of our fallen natures and human relationships… and that too needs to be healed.Continue reading
Day 11: The Power of Judgments
EVEN though we may have forgiven others, and even ourselves, there is still a subtle but dangerous deception that we need to be sure is rooted out of our lives — one that can still divide, wound, and destroy. And that is the power of wrongful judgments. Continue reading
Day 10: The Healing Power of Love
IT says in First John:
We love, because he first loved us. (1 John 4:19)
This retreat is happening because God loves you. The sometimes hard truths you are facing are because God loves you. The healing and liberation you’re beginning to experience is because God loves you. He loved you first. He will not stop loving you.Continue reading
Day 9: The Deep Cleanse
LET us begin Day 9 of our Healing Retreat in prayer: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, amen. Continue reading
Day 8: The Deepest Wounds
WE are now crossing the halfway point of our retreat. God is not finished, there is more work to do. The Divine Surgeon is beginning to reach the deepest places of our woundedness, not to trouble and disturb us, but to heal us. It can be painful to face these memories. This is the moment of perseverance; this is the moment of walking by faith and not sight, trusting in the process that the Holy Spirit has begun in your heart. Standing beside you is the Blessed Mother and your brothers and sisters, the Saints, all interceding for you. They are closer to you now than they were in this life, because they are fully united to the Holy Trinity in eternity, who dwells within you by virtue of your Baptism.
Yet, you may feel alone, even abandoned as you struggle to answer questions or to hear the Lord speaking to you. But as the Psalmist says, “Where can I go from your Spirit? From your presence, where can I flee?”Psalm 139:7 Jesus promised: “I am with you always, until the end of the age.”Matt 28:20Continue reading
Day 7: As You Are
WHY do we compare ourselves to others? It is one of the greatest sources of both our unhappiness and a font of lies… Continue reading
Day 6: Forgiveness to Freedom
LET us begin this new day, these new beginnings: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, amen.
Heavenly Father, thank you for Your unconditional love, lavished upon me when I least deserve it. Thank You for giving me the life of Your Son so that I may truly live. Come now Holy Spirit, and enter into the darkest corners of my heart where there still lingers painful memories, bitterness, and unforgiveness. Shine the light of truth that I may truly see; speak the words of truth that I may truly hear, and be freed from the chains of my past. I ask this in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.Continue reading