Showing posts tagged as 'mind'

A Living Saint

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

September 14, 2010 19:39

At church this past Sunday, the recessional hymn was Lift High The Cross, one of my favorites. Since we don't hear it so often, I'm assuming it was played in anticipation of today's feast of the Triumph of the Cross. This feast is linked to one of my favorite memories. The event took place at St. Mary's Seminary and University, where I was once a student. It involved the man in the photo to the...


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Prepare For Rain

Tags: Inspiration, Mind, Prayer, Spirit

September 13, 2010 21:31

image for just one more day. Thanks for bearing with me :)In the movie Facing the Giants, Grant Taylor, a discouraged high school football coach, gets an unexpected visit from Mr. Bridges, a man who has been praying for the Christian school for years. When the coach tells Mr. Bridges "I just don't see God at work here," the man responded by telling a story:

Grant, I once heard a story about two...


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Make Us Instruments Of Your Peace

Tags: Catholic-church, Inspiration, Mind, Prayer

September 11, 2010 20:09

Most people don't know that the first recorded victim of the terrorist attacks on 9/11 was a Franciscan priest.Fr. Mychal Judge was a chaplain with the New York Fire Department and raced to the scene of the World Trade Center as soon as he got the news.As he was giving last rites to one of the many fire fighters who lost their lives that day, both were struck by falling debris or bodies, and...


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Yes

Tags: Catholic-church, Italy, Mind, Prayer, Spirit

September 08, 2010 21:07

In the Catholic tradition, today is Mary's birthday. This beautiful Madonna by Fra Angelico captures the youthfulness of Mary when Gabriel appeared to her with some history-changing news. Despite her virginity, she would bear a son, who would be named Jesus. There had never been an announcement like it before, or since.Several years ago, I heard a wonderful reflection on this passage (Luke...


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Mindfulness

Tags: Inspiration, Mind, Prayer, Spirit, Type-ii-diabetes

September 06, 2010 08:35

Happy Labor Day!

I hope you have the chance to relax today! I would be remise if I didn't remind you to keep all the many, many folks who are unemployed in your prayers. These are difficult times.

This weekend, I've been reading Life Is An Attitude, written by Dottie Billington. It's a little self-help book that was mentioned by someone in an on-line course I'm taking, and I thought I'd check it...


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Opportunities Galore!

Tags: Inspiration, Mind, Prayer

September 04, 2010 10:06

It is a beautiful morning here in Westminster, MD. I got an extra-long walk in today, and even saw the beginnings of some fall color on a young sugar maple. What a glorious day!While walking, I was thinking about all opportunities to do something good this Labor Day weekend. As the spin doctors continue to paint a bleak a picture as possible on just about everything, I realized how important it...


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The Weekend Is Here

Tags: Inspiration, Mind, Travel

September 03, 2010 19:37

I took a shopping trip into Baltimore today, trying to get some things for the three-day weekend. First, I wanted to get the ingredients for the Carrot Oatmeal cookies I was going to make. I found the recipe on-line, and since I love oatmeal cookies, I thought this would be the perfect way to try something new and use up a bunch of carrots I bought last weekend.


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Discipline

Tags: Inspiration, Mind

August 30, 2010 19:56

The other day, I jumped on the scale and realized that I'm starting to pick up a few pounds. Nothing major, but I made a commitment to myself to never get back where I was. I had promised myself that, when I got five pounds heavier, I'd cut back on what I was eating and exercise a bit more. Five pounds quickly turned to seven, and seven became nine. Sound familiar?


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Get Up And Get Going

Tags: Inspiration, Mind, Prayer

August 23, 2010 20:18

In John's Gospel (5:1-18), there's a great story about a man who has waited for nearly a lifetime for healing. The guy had been crippled for thirty-eight years, and he spent his days lying on a mat by the pool of Bethesda, longing for a miracle. This man lived in agony, struggling with his condition.Many people today struggle with their conditions. Some may have serious health issues, like the...


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What A Ride

Tags: Inspiration, Mind

August 16, 2010 20:43

For the last several weeks, we've been waiting to hear who are new pastor will be. We're losing a much beloved and long-serving man, and it seems like we're all on this crazy roller coaster ride of emotions as we await his replacement.I'm sure you've found yourself in a similar situation, facing down the unknown with a bit of fear and apprehension. The rumors go flying, and everyone scrambles...


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