Showing posts tagged as 'ignatian-spirituality'

A Remedy That Always Works

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

May 24, 2011 07:15

Arise From Darkness:What To Do When Life Doesn't Make Sense, written by Fr. Benedict Groeschel, is like an old friend that you turn to when things aren't going well. Fr. Benedict doesn't sugar-coat tough situations, and gives clear and practical advice on how to overcome serious problems that we all face from time to time.

Today, I'd like to focus on just one point he makes in the book. I've...


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Time Flies

Tags: Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Prayer, Spirit

April 29, 2011 21:35

The other day, I was talking to my mom about the rhythm of life, and how quickly time seems to go by. This is especially true as we get older. When I was in high school, our teachers seemed to be so old.

At dinner with some old friends when I was home in L.A. several weeks ago, we realized that those people we thought were so ancient were about our age now. Ouch...


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Taking A Pause

Tags: Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Prayer, Spirit

April 21, 2011 07:13

As Christians move into the three most important days in our church life, its good to take a pause. This goes for you and me too. We all lead such busy lives, and it's easy just keep running from thing to thing, place to place, each and every day.When I met with a group of guys last Sunday night to talk about the formation of a men's group, those with small children said that the only time they...


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Lemon Blossoms and New Life

Tags: Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Prayer, Spirit

April 12, 2011 20:40

I'm winding down my visit with my mom. It has been a good trip, and I've stayed longer than I have in quite some time. I've had the chance to catch up with old friends and see some of my family that I haven't seen in a long time. Of course, these experiences remind me of just how far away I live. :(This time of year, the lemon trees in my mom's back yard are in full bloom. If you've never...


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Where is He?

Tags: Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Prayer

April 06, 2011 09:08

As I wrapped up my reading of Dale Carnegie's book, Stop Worrying And Start Living, I was struck by something I found throughout its pages. God. He was scattered throughout both the author's words and those of the people sharing their stories.Person after person, great and small alike, shared the stories of their transformations, and God was in nearly all of them.If Mr. Carnegie was writing...


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He Who Sent Me

Tags: Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Prayer

April 05, 2011 12:03

I was sitting with my mother in her backyard early this morning. She is recovering from surgery and we were enjoying the wonderful flowers she has growing everywhere.I was also enjoying the wonderful scent of the orange and lemon blossoms drifting over from her neighbor's back yard. The sun was shining, the birds were singing, and it was glorious. As I sat there, I took a few minutes to reflect...


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On Gratitude I

Tags: Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Prayer

March 30, 2011 20:13

I just got back from the Windy City. I spent the past several days in Chicago with the folks from Loyola Press, learning about all they are doing to support people like me in parish faith formation. As always, I walk away energized and blessed by the efforts of this non-profit publishing house.While I was there I had some time to continue reading from Dale Carnegie's classic, How To Stop...


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Forgiveness

Tags: Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Prayer

March 15, 2011 21:15

I've been trying to make it to Mass every day since Ash Wednesday. So far, I've been successful, but today, it was so hard to get moving and make it on time. I'm glad I made the effort.


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What's He up to?

Tags: Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Mind, Prayer

March 11, 2011 13:44

Do you sometimes scratch your head and ask, just what is God up to? I don't know about you, but when adversity or difficulties come, there's a part of me that wants to run the other way. I only give God a fleeting thought as I do my best to avoid the harder things in life.But running the other way or doing your best to avoid problems means that you really don't believe God can bring a greater...


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