Showing posts tagged as 'ignatian-spirituality'

Making Something New... Of You

Tags: Blogging, Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Prayer

July 29, 2011 07:04

This past Monday, I had to drop off a group of students at a retreat center not too far from my church.As I was driving up Route. 140, which was already a critical road when Westminster, where I live and work, was founded in 1764, I spotted this sign.How could it not catch my eye :)

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How Are You Doing Right Now?

Tags: Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration

July 18, 2011 06:16

31 insights from Ignatian Spirituality.If you haven't had the chance to check it out, I hope you will. It's a great resource if you're interested in deepening your relationship with God. One of the questions St. Ignatius used to ask his companions each do was how are you doing right now? I posed the same question to my men's group last night, and now I'm asking it to you.

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5 Things To Get You Out Of A Spiritual Drought

Tags: Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Prayer

July 13, 2011 06:35

This morning, I was reading that a big part of Maryland is in drought conditions. Bad news for the farmers, who have a tough time making a living anyway.It got me thinking about times of spiritual drought. We all go through them. Times where we just don't feel like our prayers are going anywhere. We keep praying, asking God to help, and nothing seems to be happening. It gets frustrating,...

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Passion, Disillusionment, and Joy

Tags: Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Prayer

July 07, 2011 16:46

I just got back from a little church service, and the deacon gave a talk on passion, disillusionment and joy. He did a great job.

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Five Ideas To Help You Create Some Excitement

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

June 24, 2011 08:54

When was the last time you were really excited about something? Maybe it was last night, watching your favorite baseball team have a big win. It could have been the call from a friend/family member telling you that she's going to have a baby.You could have gotten excited about a phone call you received telling you that you got the job you interviewed for, or that you are being promoted. For...

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Don't Assume The Worst

Tags: Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Prayer, Spirit

June 22, 2011 07:13

Who could blame the disciples? Here they are, on a little boat, Jesus asleep, and a violent storm whips up. They are scared out of their minds, thinking that they're going to die.As the boat was being swamped by the waves, they wake Jesus up. The Gospel writer Matthew writes (8:23-27) that the men shout, "Lord save us! We are perishing!" Jesus, being the Person that He is, was not amused. They...

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Boxing Ourselves In

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

June 20, 2011 07:44

Recently, I've been thinking a lot about identity. How our identity is shaped. Should we box ourselves into only one?What happens when everything changes and we lose that identity we worked so hard to create?Trying to figure out the answers to these questions has been on my mind, mainly because of all the transitions many of the people around me are going through right now.It seems to me that...

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Building Dreams

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

June 16, 2011 07:08

I met with an old friend for several hours last night about a project I'm thinking about doing. Actually, I've been talking to several friends about it over the last few weeks, and things are starting to come together. It's exciting.When something starts to take shape in our lives, when we begin to see the potential of a dream becoming a reality, it's critical to bring in wise counsel who will...

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Holding Fast

Tags: Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Prayer

June 08, 2011 06:58

Let us hold fast to our profession of faith without wavering (Hebrews 10:23)

We don't use the expression hold fastmuch anymore. In the original Greek, hold fast meant not only to embrace, but to embrace with such force as if someone was trying to take something from you. In other words, you've got to holdon with a firm grip or you're going to lose it. In the passage above, St. Paul reminds us...

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Brighten Someone's Day

Tags: Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Prayer

June 06, 2011 07:22

My men's fellowship group has been meeting on Sunday nights for about two months now. Last night, we decided that we wouldn't focus on our book study, but instead concentrate on getting to know one another better. It was a good choice, and yes, there was plenty of food available. :)As we talked, I came to realize something. Most of us are so caught up in all the troubles we seem to face every...

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