Spiritual Nurturer

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“Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.” – John 17:17

I am excited to announce that I was accepted into the Spiritual Nurturer program at a Franciscan spiritual center.  It was a blessing to receive this invitation.  I am very much looking forward to starting this Fall.    There will be a total of eight residencies over the next two years.  In those two years I will be in deep study and prayer.  However, I still plan to read and write posts here on WordPress.

I believe this spiritual program will give me the network and confidence to continue to listen to people’s spiritual journeys and their ability to tell their truth.  I have always enjoyed listening to how God moves through peoples lives and I believe that it is important for people to be aware of this movement.  Something I intend to achieve in becoming a Spiritual Nurturer is to offer a safe space for people to develop this awareness.

My hopes over the next two years are to be able to continue to listen to people’s experiences with enthusiasm, as well as post updates on this blog.

I will keep this post short. 🙂

In closing, I ask that you join me in prayer for the 2015-17 Spiritual Nurturer class, teachers and administration staff.

With Love,

Brooke

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Confessing My Sins To Jesus – Soul Progression

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“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” – 1 John 1:9

A heartfelt welcome to you!

I absolutely love the moments when God inspires me to write. I feel so very fortunate to be able to share my stories and revelations on here. I also feel blessed to have positive and cheerful greetings from everyone I come into contact with through this blog.

In my last post, Guidance from Above – When to Unbuild Reluctancy with Self-Examination, I wrote how God pulled me over so I could make time to work on ME. I believe that He did this out of love.

As I am going through self-discovery, I have become aware of memories that surface that cause me to sit uneasy. I’ve most recently discovered that these memories bring about not only emotional pain but also physical pain. I never thought the two went together until just recently.  There’s a reason for the suffering that occurs with these memories.  It’s an alarm that God helped me set to tell me, “Hey, this memory is important.  Pay close attention!”

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Asking for Help

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“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.” – Matthew 7:7-8

Happy Thursday, Everyone!!!

Yesterday was a pretty good day besides the unexpected snow flurries.  I swore I saw Spring pop her beautiful head in last weekend.  My guess is that Winter is having a hard time of letting go of the upper Midwest.  We are very hospitable.  🙂

Yesterday. Yesterday I had a beautiful morning with my children.  I cleaned my house with help.  So nice to be able to provide a clean house for my family.  Early in the afternoon I dropped my five year old off at preschool and my two year old decided to take an unexpected afternoon nap.  I was alone.  Not physically but no one was demanding my attention at the moment.  I was able to have some personal time.  What did that feel like, really?!  I spent that time gazing out into the forest conserve in our backyard, as well as writing part of an essay for a program that I am interested in applying.  Marvelous time.  I rarely get time to myself these days until after bedtime.


Wow, what a relaxing day.  It felt like a gift from God.


Later, I picked up my son from preschool.  He ended up not wanting to leave and made a huge and embarrassing scene over it.  He went into a complete rage.  It was very unlike him almost as if someone took over his body/mind/spirit.  I’ve never seen him like that before.  I was hopelessly scared over what I witnessed.  He continued this newfound behavior on the car ride home and when we settle at home.  I tried talking to him but he seemed too upset to make words.  I honestly didn’t understand what was going on with him.

It was at that moment that I decided to ask God for help.  I said, “God, Heavenly Father, I don’t know what to do with my son.  He seems to be very upset over something.  He needs to be comforted and I cant seem to help.  Please, please, help me help him.”

Right after I said those last words, “help him” I saw a crystal-like half halo float down over my son.  As this halo floated over him, the expression on his face went from anger/sadness to one of comfort and release.  It was amazing to witness.  I can’t explain what happened but he came over to me and gave me a hug and apologized.

We were able to talk about his behavior, my reaction and a resolution.  We were back to what was normal in our household.

So, what happened to him at preschool?  I don’t have the slightest idea.  My only thought is that he picked up someone’s negative energy ( maybe an attachment?).  I guess, in the end, it doesn’t really matter. What matters most is that I asked God for help and He answered.  He always answers.

My conclusion: We cannot live on human nutrients alone.  We need God to provide us with spiritual nutrients as well.  Seems like my son’s spirit was haltered in a way that day, and all he needed was some help from God to be released/restored to his original happy go-lucky self.

Thank you for reading.

Love,

Brooke