Lorie lives in Abbotsford, B.C. where she offers spiritual direction/companionship*, inner healing sessions*, and leads contemplative retreats. Lorie has journeyed through the deepest of waters in a series of losses including the death of their youngest daughter. In these authentic raw experiences she has learned to embrace both the grief and the graces that impact us deeply, change our lives, and crack us open to our core. Lorie accompanies many, those holding a faith or not, through the arduous and mysterious landscapes of life being open to fresh awareness and experience of Divine Presence in suffering, dying, waiting, and in the new risen life that emerges. She is author of Invited, Choose Love, and Grace upon Grace.
When you spend time with Lorie you are invited to the intentional gift of simple, yet powerful, heart and soul care on your transformation journey. She works well with the deepest pain of the soul and comes close to offer healing care. Lorie has met with people since 2001, graduated from SoulStream as a Spiritual Director in 2007, has been a part of retreats around the world, and is a licensed minister.
Lorie has been married to Dwight for 38 years. Together they have raised 5 children and now have the joy of being grandparents. Lorie loves being in nature/hiking, taking photos, writing, sketching, making memories with her family, and sipping lattes with friends.
Lorie offers these books to encourage the contemplative journey that leads to deep healing and restorative action in the inner and outer life.
This little book is the second in a series of daily meditations. It holds 31 photos, sketches, and quotes to invite you into quiet moments of reflection and offers comfort and strength on your unique pilgrimage of loss and grief. “I found that lots of words can overwhelm when passing through deep waters of the various losses in our life. However beauty and simplicity gift my soul. These images and ponderings continue to be a fragrant balm to the tender wounds of my heart and life. You will be met in the pain and suffering of your past and present sorrows that have impacted you deeply, changed your life, and cracked you open to your core. When it seems all hope is gone, may genuine comfort, patient wisdom, and radical new life be yours.” Lorie
Cover Photo: Watercolor by Herta Klassen.com The Light Overcomes the Darkness
You are invited to enter into a series of contemplative meditations that will lead you deeper into Love. There are 31 daily reflective writings with photographs of heart shapes found in nature.
“I discovered these ‘messages of grace’ while on an awakening journey with Love. Lingering with them became a passage into the real, yet mysterious, depths of the beautiful Presence of Love. My hope and trust is that you will also experience the grace of deepening Love, intimacy, and transformation through these invitations.” ~ Lorie
Simple Prayer Exercise for Solitude and Community
“Invited” – a collection of meditations and a wide variety of invitations to guide and encourage your listening times as you open to encounter divine love and explore your relationship with God. This book holds a wide variety of exercises: Contemplative listening, Lectio Divina, Centering Prayer, Prayer of Examen, Burden Bearing, Morning Prayer and Compline, Healing of Memories, Sabbath rest, Practicing Presence, Imaginative Prayer, Stations of the Cross and Holy week meditations and many others – 80 in all! These meditations vary from 5 min – 30 min for short or longer connecting times and can bring meaning and purpose to your times in solitude and are very effective in small group or community gatherings.
“Those who enter into these encounters with Christ will inevitably see how extremely vital contemplative prayer is for a healthy Christian community. These exercises will equip and develop the spiritual eyes and ears of anyone who partakes, rather than leaving the depths of spirituality to vocational ‘Super Christians.’ The simplicity of what Lorie presents allows even the newest and youngest believers to enter in.”
– Eden and Brad Jersak, Authors and Itinerant Speakers
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