Spiritual growth and healing ministry have been part of my life for over 40 years, a journey that has enriched, challenged, blessed, and transformed me—and the journey continues.

I will be a presenter at two gatherings in February, 2015:

Life Giving Writing • Saturday, February 21  9:00AM-3:00PMstplacid-sm

Do you long to write fiction, or a memoir, or journaling, or… whatever? This workshop will include both the inspiration and nuts-and-bolts sides of writing.

Come with what you’re already writing; come with questions and struggles. Come and see! Writing is in my soul. It feeds my spirit. I want the same for you.

For more information please contact:


The Priory Spirituality Center
500 College St NE
Lacey, WA 98516-5339

Register by Valentine’s Day, Saturday, February 14, $50. Bring a sack lunch & writing projects that you are working on. Minimum 6, Maximum 25.



Sharing Your Stories, Creating Your Legacy  •  Saturday, February 28th, 2015 Searching for meaning is only part of our challenge. Discoveries need to be passed on to others! Sharing stories—orally, visually, and/or in writing—is a way to create a legacy that future generations will cherish.

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My work includes healing, healing ministry, and inspiring people to pass on their wisdom and knowledge to others—to tell stories so that their unique legacy (family, spiritual, cultural) will not be lost. Click for more about this event.

image: Jan's indomitable SchnapsyCheck out my newest book, Quests: Travel Stories of Seeking and Finding, a memoir of European adventures  when I was in my mid-twenties. Schnapsy, my indomitable VW, went with me everywhere. Eight years after my return, I set forth on an even grander adventure—an inward one.

Jesus said he came to bring us “fullness of life” (John 10:10). I have created this website in order to share life-giving resources that focus on healing, inspiration and growth. Some come from me as a writer, speaker, and retreat leader. Others are links you may find helpful.

I pray that this website will:

  • Lead you to experience God meeting you in your need—physical, emotional, spiritual, relational.
  • Inspire you through the articles, presentations, and books I have authored.
  • Enable you to learn more about prayer and healing.
  • Help you grow and heal.
  • Show you helpful prayer sites and other life-giving resources.


Lord, send forth your Spirit and renew the face of the earth. (Psalm 104:30)