Showing posts tagged as 'mind'

The Iron Lady

Tags: Inspiration, Mind

April 24, 2012 11:13

Last night I had a bit of an ironic experience. I was talking with some friends about the sadness of Alzheimer's disease and the toll it takes on families. Very sad, difficult, and painful.Then, before I went to bed, I watched about thirty minutes of "The Iron Lady," in which Meryl Streep does a remarkable job portraying Margaret Thatcher, who was once the Prime Minister of England, and now...

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Left To Tell

Tags: Inspiration, Mind, Prayer

March 21, 2012 07:23

Left To Tell writtenby a Rwandan woman named ImmaculeeIlibagiza.When I told her I had never heard of the book, she promised to loan me her copy, which she brought the following week.I was in the midst of reading another book at the time, and it was only over last weekend that I was able to get into this powerful story about the Rwandan holocaust which took place in 1994.

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The Art of Self-Discipline

Tags: Inspiration, Mind, Personal-development

March 13, 2012 08:48

Today's post comes from my friendTodd Burrier, who you've met on these pages before.I get Todd's posts just about every day, and he always has an uplifting message.This post is a big challenge, since many of us tend to lack self-discipline. Put a spy/mystery novel in my hands, and it doesn't matter what I was supposed to be doing, I can quickly let time slip away.I'm actually reading a new one...

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Be Forgiving

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

February 09, 2012 06:30

I was talking to a friend early this morning. He had forgotten that he made a commitment to his coworker to meet earlier than normal, and the man had to wait for some time for my friend to show up. He wasn't happy.In life, things like this happen all the time. Sometimes, we're the person who forgets. Sometimes, we're the person left waiting. It's these little things in life that seem to drag us...

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The Dream Manager

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

February 07, 2012 06:39

The Dream Manageris a wonderful story of how a struggling company was able to turn things around because they helped their employees achievetheir dreams.Written in 2007 when we were living in better times, I believe the book has even more relevance today, since there are so many who are going through difficult times and might feel that their dreams will never come to pass.

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More On Friendships

Tags: Inspiration, Mind, Personal-development, Prayer

December 12, 2011 06:28

Several weeks ago, I wrote a post about our need for God-centered friendships. I hope it caused you to take some time to assess your relationships, looking for signs of a mutual lifting up and encouraging one another to grow in holiness.The other day, a friend of mine gave me some pamphlets written byFr. Emmerich Vogt, a Dominican priest. My friend was hoping that we might be able to distribute...

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Sign Up For A Class

Tags: Inspiration, Mind, Personal-development

November 29, 2011 06:33

I can't remember being this excited for the New Year. 2011 has been one for the record books, and I'm glad it's ending soon.I've been writing about the season of Advent quite a bit lately, and these days of preparation for Christmas can also help us get ready for the year to come.I met with a good friend yesterday, and he has agreed to help me lay out a success strategy for 2012. Not only is he...

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It's Snow Time

Tags: Inspiration, Mind, Personal-development

October 28, 2011 17:21

In all the year's I've lived in Maryland, I can't recall ever having predictions of snow this early. Heck, it isn't even Halloween yet :(Well, the weather forecasters are predicting, if you can believe it, up to eleven inches of snow in my area by Saturday night. Yuck.

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He Has Plans

Tags: Inspiration, Mind, Prayer

October 17, 2011 05:59

I went to a conference this weekend down in Richmond, VA. According to the map, this shouldn't be that long of a trip, traveling on major roads and, despite the rain, a nice drive. Wrong.From what I understand, some of the worst traffic in the country can be found on the highways I was traveling. I can attest to this fact, and I have to say that even the congestion in Los Angeles doesn't...

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Tags: Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Mind, Prayer

September 30, 2011 05:17

I got together with some friends last night for dinner. The weather here in Westminster is starting to remind us that we're in the fall season. I think the low last night was in the 40's.As we sat outside talking for a bit, I realized how blessed I am. Despite all the problems in our world today (and in our own lives), we still have it really good. That's cause for rejoicing. :)

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Upcoming Retreats

Upcoming Events at Bon Secours Retreat and Conference Center, Marriottsville, Maryland.

Jan. 19-21: Making All Things New
This Retreat will focus on providing you with tools to improve your health, deepen your faith, and enjoy life to the fullest

March 17, 9am-1pm: Prayer Walking
This morning will introduce participants to Prayer Walking, which aims to strengthen our bodies and our relationship with God. Please where comfortable shoes and clothing.

May 11-13: Ignatian Spirituality
This Retreat will focus on key practices of Ignatian Spirituality, including St. Ignatius' deep devotion to Mary, the Mother of Jesus.

Sept. 22, 9am-1pm: Ignatian Rules for Eating
Long before our present crisis of diabetes, heart disease, and obesity, St. Ignatius included some Rules for Eating in his Spiritual Exercises. Join us to learn what they are and how they might benefit you or someone you love.

Nov. 16-18: Making All Things New
This Retreat will focus on providing you with tools to improve your health, deepen your faith, and enjoy life to the fullest.

To learn more and register for any of these events, click here for Bon Secours website.

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