Pray for an Epiphany

As a writer, I am always hoping and praying for an epiphany. Some new insight, a revelation of truth, maybe a spark of surprising creativity, but a divine jump taken in my faith journey would be the best. Epiphanies are divinely sent. Heaven waits for just the right moment.


Every January in the Christian tradition, we celebrate “The Epiphany,” that dramatic moment when God left Heaven to come to earth. It was a declaration of Love that changed everything. Anything became possible. Hope is not in vain.


God’s visit to earth was not a singular event. God is in the sacred thick and thin of our present lives. Recall a moment when you felt the earth move, you had goosebumps because you felt God nearby. You knew miraculous love. Heaven broke through for you. Take care that you don’t become so nose-to-the-ground earthbound that you miss God standing right in front of you.




“God is the one awake with you in the night as you ponder your big and small worries. The One who collects your tears and nudges you to rise for another day. God is with you both when you lose something big and when you gain something bigger. God is the one who knows you intimately and loves you anyway and regardless. God is the one who sends earthly angels at the exact moment you need reinforcements. God is the one who forgives your flaws and chooses to focus on the goodness in you and what marvelous things you will do next. God is revealed in the beauty of nature, listening to a moving piece of music, and most remarkably in exchanges of love. God abides within you, testified by the unrelenting hope, the stubborn light that won’t go out, and your capacity to love beyond yourself. God is the one who will take you by the hand at the final breath and lead you onward (to something exquisite!).


Step forward now with fresh courage and undying hope.


All will be well, all will be more than well!


I hope you have a blessed week!





*****As many of you know, I have experienced a profound closeness to God at the healing baths at Lourdes. Below you will find a trailer for a new fictional movie with Maggie Smith entitled, The Miracle Club, that spins a tale about four Irish women making the pilgrimage to Lourdes in France for healing. Maybe it will inspire you to join me on my next visit! *****

  • Tasha

    January 15, 2024 at 7:09 am


  • Debbie

    January 15, 2024 at 7:38 am

    I cannot wait to see this movie, thanks for the tip. I was gifted your book for Christmas and I am enjoying reading it very much. I savor each week’s reflection. Haven’t made the chicken soup yet, but that’s on my To-Do list.

    • Farrell Mason

      January 15, 2024 at 8:15 pm

      Thank you!

  • Cori Hasden

    January 15, 2024 at 8:09 am

    The words of your blog are so true! I don’t know how I could get through life without noticing God’s hands in the every day moments. I’m wondering…do you actually have plans for a trip to Lourdes in the works?

    • Farrell Mason

      January 15, 2024 at 9:29 am

      I am contemplating a trip. Plans were in the works before Covid. Have you ever been?

  • Rosie Bruce

    January 15, 2024 at 10:30 am

    Farrell –
    I want to go on the next journey to Lourdes! This movie looks so wonderful! Can’t wait to see it! I am serious, though, about going to Lourdes!❤️

  • Polly Keith

    January 15, 2024 at 11:44 am

    Oh Farrell I just love the beginning statement. I think that’s the biggest “goal” of our lives. Every single day. And then of course I had tears wathing the trailer. I pray it comes out when I am visiting my sisters and we can watch it together. Much Love.

    • Farrell Mason

      January 15, 2024 at 8:12 pm

      Open arms and open heart for what God has in store for you next. So sorry for such tremendous loss.

  • Cynthia Humphries

    January 15, 2024 at 12:23 pm

    My dear cousin sent me these beautiful words. How did she know it was just what I needed to read, to know, to remember, that God loves me. I have experienced great loss the past four months; my partner of forty -seven years, my home of thirty-five years, and my two, two year old, pets. With love from family, I believe God has something bigger in store for me-a New Beginning. I’m scared, but excited, knowing God has plans for my future, even if I am seventy-four years old!

    • Farrell Mason

      January 15, 2024 at 8:14 pm

      Open arms and open heart for what God in store for you next. So sorry for such tremendous loss.

  • Diane Tucker

    January 15, 2024 at 12:53 pm

    Come on Epiphany!

  • Cass Meeks

    January 16, 2024 at 10:50 am

    A day late in reading, but perfect timing. To listen is my goal of the day. Thank you for encouraging us.❤️