Showing posts tagged as 'inspiration'


Tags: Blogging, Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration

August 29, 2014 07:37

Making All Things New WebI hope this finds you well and ready for the long weekend ahead.Over the past several days, I've been thinking about all the changes that I am in the process of making. First, this website will be getting a new look in the next couple of weeks, and I think you'll find it easier to navigate.

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On Keeping a Journal

Tags: Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Prayer

August 15, 2014 07:53

carmelOver the last few weeks, I've begun a process of de-cluttering. Sometimes stressful, but more and more therapeutic as I decide what to hold on to. Wow, we collect a lot of stuff when we stay put for a long time. As I've moved through it all, I found just how little is really worth keeping. So, out to the trash for most of it.Through the process, I've come across a number of little journal...

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It was the best...

Tags: Blogging, Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Spirit, Travel

August 05, 2014 07:51

Grand canyon I was leading a youth group trip out to Arizona, and one of the highlights was staying at a hotel on the rim of the Grand Canyon. One one particular morning, a few of us got up very early and walked over to the El Tovar Hotel. The restaurant was just opening, and through the large windows overlooking the canyon, we could see that it was going to be a glorious day. Shortly after we were seated,...

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Taking Some Time Away

Tags: Inspiration, Spirit, Travel

July 29, 2014 08:31

asylamar sunsetSorry for the pause in my posts. This has been a tough semester, my final one, thank God, and I'm just finishing up on my last paper. I had the chance to get out to California for a little vacation recently, and I got to experience both the mountains and the sea, all in one quick week. Vacations always go by too fast, don't they?

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The Daily Examen

Tags: Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Personal-development, Prayer

June 30, 2014 07:41

ignatius-loyolaIn one of my courses this semester, we've been asked to pray the Examen prayer of St. Ignatius for a few days, then provide a little discussion board post about our reaction to it.Well, as many of you know, this was an easy exercise for me. I've been praying with the Examen on a daily basis for several years, and it's helped me immensely on my spiritual journey. I know it can be the same for...

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Carpe Diem

Tags: Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Personal-development, Prayer

June 22, 2014 12:20

walking roadI feel as if I've blinked and June has gone by. I don't believe I've ever been as busy as I am right now, and, although a break is coming, it's still off in the distance.Like all things, I'll survive, and maybe be better for it in the end. Well, let's hope :)

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A Time For Everything

Tags: Gardening, Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Prayer

May 23, 2014 06:55

irisMy next door neighbor made a comment to me last week that I've been happily pondering ever since. She said she is always amazed that from early spring to late fall, I have something blooming in my yard. My mother would be proud, since this was a goal she always worked towards and she instilled the same desire in me.This morning, as the sun was coming up, I took this photo of the irises growing...

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A Spirituality of Place

Tags: Gardening, Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Mind, Prayer

May 18, 2014 07:30

DSC01321For the last three days, I've been trying to find the time to get this post up. Between work, school, and keeping up with yard work, I've barely had two minutes. Until now.A few days ago, I posted on the Ignatian principle ofFinding God In All Things. Over the last several years, I've been able to successfully integrate this spiritual concept into my daily living. Well, most days...

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Finding God In All Things

Tags: Gardening, Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Personal-development

May 14, 2014 08:28

spring azaleaIn my Spirituality in the Workplace course this week, we're taking a look at one of the central principles of Ignatian Spirituality, "finding God in all things."This principle developed out of a mystical experience Ignatius had early in his spiritual journey.

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It is the Lord

Tags: Catholic-church, Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Prayer

April 29, 2014 08:16

sun boatIt seems like Easter is quickly becoming a distant memory, doesn't it?I don't know about you, but I seem to be always trying to catch up. Maybe its work, a missed call from a friend, just paying the bills. It can be hard to focus on events of two weeks ago when I have a million things to do today.

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