Showing posts tagged as 'mind'

Cut and Dried?

Tags: Ignatian-spirituality, Mind

May 17, 2010 14:56

Close To The Heart, written by Margaret Silf. It's a nice little book on prayer.

A farmer friend told me one day that according to an old tradition, the cut corn at harvest time was supposed to lie in the fields to dry until the church bells had rung across it three times, that is, three Sundays.As my friend gave me this piece of wisdom, the phrase cut and drycame to my mind. It made me wonder...


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Spring Cleaning

Tags: Ignatian-spirituality, Mind, Spirit

May 15, 2010 22:17

It took me awhile to find a picture of an office that looked worse than mine. Well, here it is. Luckily, mine wasn't that bad, but it was getting there. It is truly amazing how quickly the junk piles up. Although I have my own office, it's pretty small, and during the year, when I'm running programs for hundreds of people out of it, well, I get buried.A few weeks ago, I really started getting...


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Patient Trust

Tags: Catholic-church, Ignatian-spirituality, Mind, Spirit

May 14, 2010 20:32

A funny thing happened last night. Someone actually called me wanting to know when I was going to post my blog entry. I would have never guessed that I'd now start getting pressure about the speed of my postings. I thought blogging was supposed to be relaxing and good therapy :)Actually, that call, plus speaking to someone else today, just excites me more about this use of communication....


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Expect the unexpected

Tags: Ignatian-spirituality, Mind, Spirit

May 07, 2010 06:06

book this morning, and I came across something worth sharing.

I heard a great story recently about a guy who decided to send flowers to the grand opening of a friend's restaurant. At the grand opening, he decided to check out the flowers he'd sent. Much to his dismay, he discovered that he'd sent a white wreath that said, "May you rest in peace." Of course, he panicked and stepped out to call...


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What Will It Be?

Tags: Ignatian-spirituality, Mind, Spirit

May 06, 2010 08:41

On Thursday mornings, I'm the lector at 7:00 Mass, so I have to get up earlier than usual. In the winter, it's hard to get out of that warmbed. But at this time of the year, no problem.In his homily, our priest talked about making a choice in how you live your life. He said that you could go through life depressed, angry, bitter, judgemental, and a generally unpleasent person to be around. Or,...


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The End and the Beginning

Tags: Catholic-church, Ignatian-spirituality, Mind, Spirit

May 05, 2010 21:15

It's the end of a long day, and I feel like I've been racing through it all. Our programs are winding down for the school year, I've been interviewing people for our open position, I took a group out to dinner to thank them for all their hard work, etc., etc., etc. You know how it goes. You've probably had the same kind of day. I'm looking forward to heading home to get some rest. And then it...


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Hard Times

Tags: Mind, Spirit

May 04, 2010 20:33

Last Thursday, I received a frantic call from one of my friends. She had just learned that she was going to be laid off the following day. She has been such a great asset to the place where she was working, it was hard for me to believe that her time with them would end in this way.I hate to say it, but I think she's going to have a very hard time finding a new job. She's very skilled, very...


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The Butterfly Effect

Tags: Ignatian-spirituality, Mind, Spirit, Travel

May 02, 2010 15:54

Do you remember these little stores in the malls named Successories? They were always tucked away in some corner, and they offered inspirational gifts, which were really popular in the 90's. Well, Successoriesbit the dust some time back, only remerge as Simple Truths. Only available on line, they offer the same kind of material. Somehow I got on their email list, and out of sheer boredom one...


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Ready to Relax

Tags: Body, Ignatian-spirituality, Mind, Spirit

May 01, 2010 07:33

For the last several years, one of my tasks in getting ready for the summer ahead is to break out this fountain, which I position next to my pergola. Yesterday, as hit the switch to turn it on, the water slowly filled the upper reservoir, and began to spill down to the basin below.It's splashing water is just loud enough to hear from my open bedroom window upstairs. It's music to my ears as I...


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St. Catherine of Siena

Tags: Catholic-church, Ignatian-spirituality, Italy, Mind, Spirit, Travel

April 29, 2010 12:02

The Road To Sienawritten by Edmund Gardener. I'll leave it to you to find out more about Catherine. I just wanted to bring her up because, as I learned through reading this biography, she was one tough person who rose above the difficulties of her time and became a shining example of holiness.Sometimes, actually, I think most of the time, every generation thinks that they have it worse than...


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