Showing posts tagged as 'mind'

A Penny Saved Is A Penny Earned

Tags: Blogging, Inspiration, Mind

July 10, 2010 08:53

I had a couple of really good conversations yesterday.  The first was with my new financial advisor.  It was our second meeting, and now I feel like I'm back on track with planning for retirement. I know I'm not alone in being afraid of opening those monthly statements that came from my previous stockbroker.  The envelopes stacked up, unopened, for about two years.  I knew I...

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Tags: Inspiration, Mind, Prayer

July 07, 2010 19:18

Change is never easy. Today, our parish began the process of giving our input as to who our new pastor should be. What are the qualities we're looking for in our leader? Who do we want that person to be?For many of us, we struggle with the idea that the man who led us over the last 17 years is leaving. More than a few feel that, if he has to go, we want them to send someone exactly like him....

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Nothing But Encouragement

Tags: Inspiration, Mind, Spirit

July 06, 2010 21:09

When I hit the publish tab on my blog yesterday, I hesitated for a second. Earlier, as I typed out what I wanted to say, I realized that it was pretty hard-hitting, and that maybe some people might take it the wrong way. But I did hit the tab, and away it went into cyberspace.As it has turned out, I've gotten good feedback. People have said that it's what they needed to hear. Thanks to everyone...

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Do Something About It

Tags: Body, Inspiration, Mind, Prayer, Spirit

July 05, 2010 12:11

I've got a challenge for you. I want you to think about some important issue you need to work on but have been avoiding or not really trying hard enough on it. I'm guessing something has already come to mind. It's possible that you could create a whole list of issues, or maybe it's just one or two.Now I want you to ask yourself, "what's holding me back from dealing with it/them?" Most of the...

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The Spirit of ’76

Tags: Inspiration, Mind

July 02, 2010 18:34

Bill of Rights?I think that it wasn't that long ago that people would have had a much better understanding about our form of government than we do today. Maybe we have just gotten too busy, or a bit too comfortable with a feeling that our country's problems are so huge it's impossible to come together and try toresolve them.One of the things that our Founders wanted to see happen was that our...

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Holes in the Fence

Tags: Inspiration, Mind, Spirit

June 18, 2010 16:51

Well, I'm back from my retreat. It was a good one, and I'll be sharing some of the experiences with you over the next couple of weeks. I came across this little story while I was away, and I thought I'd share it with you. I hope it has as much meaning for you as it did me.

There was once a boy with a bad temper. His father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper,...

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Sacred Feasts

Tags: Blogging, Body, Inspiration, Mind, Spirit, Vegetarian

June 08, 2010 14:12

(Assisi, 2007)

In his cookbook, Sacred Feasts, Brother Victor-AntioneD'Avila-Latourrette (what a name for a monk)wrote that he hopedhisreaders woulddiscover anaffinity for the monastic (vegetarian) approach to cooking. Brother Victor (much better ;))wrote ,
this style of cooking is characterized by simplicity, tastefulness and resilientfrugality. It's also imbued withthe innumerable joys and ways...

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