Showing posts tagged as 'prayer'

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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31 Days With St. Ignatius

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

July 01, 2014 08:25

31Days-with-Saint-Ignatius-headerWow, two posts back to back. Pretty exciting, huh? When I saw that Loyola Press is once again offering a 31 day sampling of Ignatian Spirituality, starting today, how could I not let you know about it?If you've been on this blog for a while, you might remember that many of the readers here took advantage of this cool immersion opportunity last year. At the end of the 31 days, we'll get to...

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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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Come Holy Spirit

Tags: Catholic-church, Ignatian-spirituality, Prayer

June 08, 2014 10:29

pentecost el grecI've been away this past week, and it was good to get home yesterday afternoon. I'm sure my neighbors appreciated my lawn finally being cut :) Anyway, I had a lot of reading to do, and it was great to sit outside, enjoying the beautiful weather we are having right now in my area. Today the Church celebrates Pentecost, the moment the Holy Spirit fell upon the first band of Christians.

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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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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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Happy Easter

Tags: Catholic-church, Ignatian-spirituality, Prayer

April 21, 2014 12:21

imagesCA1BU2X1I hope you, your friends and family experience the joy that comes with Jesus' resurrection. We were blessed with a wonderful spring day yesterday, just what you'd hope to get on Easter. A good friend called and wanted to get together. We ended up taking a hike at a nearby nature center. Signs of new life were everywhere. How about you? Where are the signs of resurrection in your own life? I bet...

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Get Walking

Tags: Body, Fitness, Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Mind, Personal-development, Prayer

April 02, 2014 09:07

roadOver the last two days, I've finally gotten back to talking daily walks in my neighborhood. Because of the winter we've had, it's literally been months since I've been able to get out. I realized the first morning how much I've missed it.Even though, throughout the winder, I continued to exercise either at the gym or in front of my t.v. watching an exercise video, nothing beats getting out in...

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