Showing posts tagged as 'ignatian-spirituality'

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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A Great Sign

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

February 10, 2014 06:52

gallagher2This image is of the nearly 500-year-old logo of the Society of Jesus, founded by St. Ignatius of Loyola. Over the last several weeks, I've been working on a logo for this blog, and Ignatius' sunburst will be woven into mine. I can't wait to share it with you :)


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Longing For Springtime

Tags: Gardening, Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration

February 08, 2014 14:09

tulipsWith plenty of ice and snow on the ground, the weather people are telling us to prepare for another round of winter weather. I wonder who the patron saint of spring might be. We need his/her help, and soon.As I was walking around the nearly frozen pond at a retreat center a few weeks ago, I thought about how beautiful the grounds are there in spring. I got to thinking about the bulbs just below...


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Walking Off The Weight

Tags: Body, Diabetes, Fitness, Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Type-ii-diabetes

January 28, 2014 08:13

onestepWhen I was first diagnosed with Type II diabetes, I came to quickly understand the importance of daily exercise.For me, my exercise of choice was and is walking. Not only is it cheap, but it also gets me outside when the weather is nice. Right now, its freezing outside, so a trip to the mall is how I get my daily walk in, making a big loop inside, where it's nice and warm.


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Straining Towards The Prize

Tags: Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Personal-development, Type-ii-diabetes

January 27, 2014 09:59

saint ignatius14One of the presenters on my retreat this weekend mentioned this statue in her talk. It's of St. Ignatius of Loyola, and it can be found in Guelph, Canada.As I looked at the image, I couldn't help but think of the words of St. Paul: "... forgetting what lies behind but straining forward to what lies ahead, I continue my pursuit toward the goal, the prize of God's upward calling, in Christ Jesus"...


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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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I've Got This

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

January 17, 2014 17:08

gotthisThere's a boy in my class who has started using the phrase, "I've got this" for just about everything I ask my class to do.Maybe it's self motivation, or it just might be seventh grade bravado, but a few nights ago he raised his hand to read a wordy and difficult Scripture passage. He did great, and I could see he was happy with himself when he finished. He got it.


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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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