Slide Author, Speaker, Retreat Leader,
Teacher of Prayer, Spirituality,
and Healing

International speaker and author Jan Alkire takes to heart Jesus’ words: “I have come to bring you life, life in all its fullness.” (John 10:10).

She has made it her mission to enable people to experience God with them wherever they are and whatever their need. Whether it’s loneliness, a physical illness, a broken relationship, or a spiritual wound, hurting people long for the healing touch of God. They want relief. They want more fullness of life.

Jan is the author of four books that offer hope and help for healing through the use of scripture, compelling stories, and the wisdom of many people. While writing from a Catholic perspective, her books are ecumenical and of interest to any Christian.

A long-time resident of Seattle, Jan leads retreats and speaks at faith communities locally, in the Pacific Northwest and throughout North America. Her experience in healing and wholeness includes a degree in physical therapy from the University of Wisconsin.

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Free Zoom presentation for your group: How to Love Your Neighbor During Elections and Beyond. Contact Jan for details.

Seeking Christ Through Friendship

Seeking Christ Through Friendship

Jan Alkire. Paulist Press, 2019

Many people want to experience fullness of life and draw closer to God but aren’t sure how to do so. They belong to a faith community and want to share their journey with others, but with whom? Few have access to a spiritual director or mentor, and as a result, they feel alone.

Healing: Stories of Faith, Hope, and Love

Jan Alkire. Paulist Press, 2003

This book offers readers hope and shows them how to participate actively in their own healing: physical, emotional, spiritual, and relational.

Healing
Healing As A Parish Ministry

Healing as a Parish Ministry: Mending Body, Mind, and Spirit

Fr. Leo Thomas, O.P. and Jan Alkire

This sound and practical book shows how Jesus’ mandate to heal the sick, an essential but forgotten ministry, is rooted in Christian scriptural and sacramental tradition.

Healing Ministry: A Practical Guide

Fr. Leo Thomas, O.P. and Jan Alkire

Today thousands of lay and ordained people seek ways to bring the healing power of Christ back to the people they serve. This book grows out of Fr. Thomas‘ experience of more than thirty years of training both clergy and laity – Catholic and Protestant – to do pastoral ministry.

Healing Ministry
Quests - Travel Stories of Seeking and Finding

Quests: Travel Stories of Seeking and Finding

Jan Alkire, Byron Books, 2014

When you’re in the hands of unfriendly authorities in a foreign country, an American passport feels like a security blanket— a combined Declaration of Independence and American flag all rolled into one.

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I #love this quote. "Mark Twain said it best: “I have been through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened.” Think about that for a moment. Fear is rooted in what may happen, something that does not even exist in reality. Yet how frequently we allow this emotion to consume our thoughts, ultimately deciding the course of our lives”
― John O'Leary, On Fire: The 7 Choices to Ignite a Radically Inspired Life. How true is this? Think about your own worry... it's almost always rooted in the future that hasn't happened yet. If in the past, we know it and we're not worried at least. But the future, for sure. How can you give your #anxiety to #God today? Philippians 4:6.
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I #love this quote. Mark Twain said it best: “I have been through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened.” Think about that for a moment. Fear is rooted in what may happen, something that does not even exist in reality. Yet how frequently we allow this emotion to consume our thoughts, ultimately deciding the course of our lives”
― John OLeary, On Fire: The 7 Choices to Ignite a Radically Inspired Life.  How true is this? Think about your own worry... its almost always rooted in the future that hasnt happened yet. If in the past, we know it and were not worried at least. But the future, for sure. How can you give your #anxiety to #God today? Philippians 4:6.

Reflection for #today. "We can’t always see what inhibits our path toward freedom and wholeness. This is why we need to locate mirrors in our lives. #Mirrors help us see. They can reveal not just our shadows and weaknesses, but our strengths and worth. Where are the mirrors?" Read this thought provoking article from God In All Things I invite you to reflect on this today. #Catholic #hope godinallthings.com/2020/10/04/lifes-mirrors-4-ways-to-deeper-self-knowledge/ ... See MoreSee Less

Reflection for #today. We can’t always see what inhibits our path toward freedom and wholeness. This is why we need to locate mirrors in our lives. #Mirrors help us see. They can reveal not just our shadows and weaknesses, but our strengths and worth. Where are the mirrors?  Read this thought provoking article from God In All Things  I invite you to reflect on this today. #Catholic #hope https://godinallthings.com/2020/10/04/lifes-mirrors-4-ways-to-deeper-self-knowledge/

Our society is so fragmented, our family lives so sundered by physical and emotional distance, our friendships so sporadic, our intimacies so 'in-between' things and often so utilitarian, that there are few places where we can feel truly safe. ― Henri J.M. Nouwen, Life of the Beloved: Spiritual Living in a Secular World. This is so true, but it didn't just start this year. COVID has accentuated it, yes, but what can we each do to remove our own and others' isolation? ... See MoreSee Less

Our society is so fragmented, our family lives so sundered by physical and emotional distance, our friendships so sporadic, our intimacies so in-between things and often so utilitarian, that there are few places where we can feel truly safe. ― Henri J.M. Nouwen, Life of the Beloved: Spiritual Living in a Secular World.  This is so true, but it didnt just start this year. COVID has accentuated it, yes, but what can we each do to remove our own and others isolation?
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“Love cures people—both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.” Dr. Karl Menninger