Thank you for exploring my new prayer collection, Cher Dieu (Dear God)! I hope these beautiful products fill your life with the loving, uplifting, and healing power of Cher Dieu’s prayers and the biblical oils of His creation!
Cher Dieu was born out of my dearest father’s death. He had lived a long and blessed life but death always comes too soon. Not only was he a wonderful father, advocate, and confidant ~ he was also my dear friend.
I had been through many of life’s difficulties before…first, the death of a sweet childhood friend to a rare brain cancer and then years later, the death of my best friend to AIDS.
I had lived through the trauma of my children’s father’s suicide and then raised them, tender-hearted teens, through its painful wake.
I had lost jobs, friends, material things…had a broken heart and let go of a life dream…but even through those times, I remained grateful, hopeful, and even joyful for my blessings daily.
Until my father died.
I felt finally broken.
I placed my dad’s picture and some of his personal things next to a candle in my room, in an effort to honor of his life and feel close to him.
I lit the candle and asked God to accept my dad lovingly, forever. But for the first time in my life, the room felt quiet and I felt empty.
I wanted communication of some kind…I wanted soothing, comforting…some relief from my deep sadness and grief.
I wanted the candle to say something…to minister to me in some way. But the candle was silent.
As time passed, I noticed I wasn’t praying. It made me sad to pray and seemed to accentuate my feelings of loneliness and grief.
Through God’s grace, I had a conversation with a friend who told me about essential oils and their healing properties. She said that specific oils have been known for centuries to soothe, comfort and actually heal people emotionally and physically.
I started researching essential oils and learned about each oil’s ancient and significant biblical history as well. I was intrigued.
I decided to create a blend for my own specific spiritual and emotional need with the information I had gathered. I blended the oils of Frankincense, Galbanum, Spikenard and Rose of Sharon into a tiny vial and then added them to that silent candle. When I layered this exercise with prayer, I felt consoled.
I truly felt a sense of renewal, realizing once again how God blesses us in so many different ways ~ including the healing oils of His creation. I started exploring oils with all kinds of properties. Oils that would support God’s blessings like a loving home and loving relationships…oils that when layered with prayer, would bless my beautiful husband who unselfishly created a new life with me and my precious children.
I wanted to honor the loving support of my mother, siblings, nieces, nephews and friends. So, I started creating blends and writing prayers for them! They too wanted the “Cher Dieu Experience”.
While writing the prayers that accompany every product, it occurred to me that my prayer life was alive again. I had come back into communication with God. I felt His peace and presence, and then realized that even something as unexpected and humble as a flower can bring us back to Him ~ for His glory. Author, Vincenzina Krymow so beautifully reflects this realization with her words, “Things, persons, and events are prophets pointing the way to God…All created being is in some form a transparency of God. It remains for us to discern god-likeness in order to better understand the mystery of God made man.”
This new found joy inspired me to study essential oils formally and I became a Certified Aromatherapist with a Specialization in Biblical Oils. I wanted to help other people in need of God’s healing and peace.
The Cher Dieu prayer collection, created with biblical oils and centered on prayer was then born.
There are so many important events and moments in life. There is love and laughter, there are tears, the birth of a child, someone whom we dearly love dies…
As Ecclesiastes, Chapter 3 of the Bible so beautifully illustrates: “To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under Heaven… A Time to Love… A Time to Mourn… A Time to Heal… A Time to be Born…”
I pray my Cher Dieu collection blesses and uplifts you in the sacred times and seasons of your life and I thank you for bringing Cher Dieu into your heart and home.
Creator and CEO