Showing posts tagged as 'prayer'

Life Moves Fast

Tags: Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Prayer

March 26, 2014 20:45

idylewildToday, my family and I are marking the one year anniversary of my mom's passing.In one sense, its stunning to me how quickly these months have rolled by.The memories of last March and early April are still vivid in my mind. Maybe they'll fade over time, but maybe not...

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Happy Four Year Anniversary

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

March 14, 2014 11:39

sunrise newFour years ago today, I wrote my first post for Making All Things New. :) I certainly didn't know what I was doing back then, but the post isn't too bad, so I included it below. Today's post is the 651st post. Hard to believe.2014 is going to be a busy, but also transformative year for me. So much is happening, on multiple fronts, it's hard to keep it all straight. Things are really coming...

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A Sign Of Things To Come

Tags: Gardening, Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Prayer

March 12, 2014 17:15

snowdropAfter what seems like forever, the snow is almost gone from my backyard. Beginning yesterday, I started my annual clean-up process, and I continued it this afternoon. Since we had such a crazy winter, it's going to take me some time to get it all done.Just as I was finishing up for today, I noticed that my little patch of snowdrops had begun their annual bloom. If you have to know, the correct...

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Lent Will Soon Be Here

Tags: Catholic-church, Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Prayer

February 26, 2014 14:22

light in windowA week from today, we begin the season of Lent, a time of prayerful preparation that leads to Easter.It's always nice to have some helps during these 40 days, and my friends at Loyola Press have created an on-line retreat calledAn Ignatian Prayer Adventurethat will keep us focused.

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Here Comes The Sun

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

February 14, 2014 08:05

snowy sunriseAfter a very snowy day and evening yesterday, I was so grateful to see the sun peaking through the spruce trees in my back yard.That bit of cinderblock you see running through the snow is my retaining wall, which is about four feet high. Yes, I may have snow lingering till Memorial Day.

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Thanks St. Ignatius

Tags: Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Prayer

January 26, 2014 19:17

bonsecours sunriseWow, I'm just settling back at home from a wonderful time on retreat. It was a powerful weekend for everyone. Thanks to all who came, and don't forget to email me so we can start the next part of our spiritual pilgrimage.

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An Ignatian Thought

Tags: Blogging, Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Mind, Prayer

January 12, 2014 17:44

DecernmentOver the past several days, I've been getting myself ready for my upcoming retreat. It's all a bit overwhelming, with lots to do and lots to think about.What are we going to do? What am I going to say?A reoccurringchallenge found in St. Ignatius' Spiritual Exercises kept coming up in my mind as I prepared my talks. I was thinking about what it might mean to those who will be listening to me,...

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Frost and Chill, bless the Lord

Tags: Blogging, Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Prayer

January 07, 2014 15:54

_BeachFunny how life is. This morning, I woke up from a dream, and the weather I was experiencing in that dream looked something like this picture.In reality, however, the Polar Vortex had finally come to Maryland, and it was about 4 degrees outside, but with the windchill, it felt like -20. I wanted to go back to bed and try to rejoin that dream of mine, but it wasn't meant to be. Oh well.

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The Big Retreat

Tags: Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Prayer

January 05, 2014 17:10

WintersnIt looks like Maryland will luck out and not get hit too badly by the big freeze that's gripping the country. Just some freezing rain and a little snow later tonight. I'm looking forward to spring :)But before the warm weather comes, I'm going to be leading my firstMaking All Things New Retreatat the end of January, and I have a lot to do to make it a powerful experience for everyone coming.

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Happy New Year

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

January 01, 2014 09:49

sunrise3Well, we made it. 2014 is here, and I hope and pray that it will be a great year for everyone.I don't know about you, but I have several resolutions that I plan to work on this year.A big one is to finish up my doctoral studies and be ready to graduate in the spring of 2015. I purchased some software recently that I hope will help me reach this huge goal. I hope they work like they're supposed...

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