Showing posts tagged as 'inspiration'

Thinking Ahead

Tags: Inspiration

September 23, 2010 21:44

something is going on with Wordpress. I can't post my picture of tulips from my garden. You'll have to use your imagination :)

I can't fault my mother. She purchased her spring bulbs last week, and too early for her region, planted the bulbs with the help of my brother. Hopefully, next spring she will bask in the beauty that is hard to see in those little shriveled up nuggets.I started receiving...


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New Beginnings

Tags: Catholic-church, Inspiration, Prayer

September 22, 2010 15:11

We had a meet and greet with our new pastor this morning. I can already tell he's going to fit in very well at our parish. Everyone on the staff had the chance to introduce themselves, tell him a bit about what he/she does every day, and then he had the chance to ask questions. Overall, I thought was great. Then he told us a bit about himself and began building a vision for the future. It...


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Change Your Perspective

Tags: Inspiration, Spirit

September 21, 2010 06:52

M C Escher. Sometimes, you can't change our situation right away. Maybe you feel stuck in a job, but you are hesitant to find another because of the economy. It could be that you have some health issues that took years to develop, and will now take time, effort and lifestyle changes to resolve. Sometimes it helps to step back and change your perspective on things. Here's a little story to...


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Tomorrow Is Here

Tags: Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Spirit

September 20, 2010 06:47

Given the present economic situation most of us find ourselves in, we have become afraid of risk. Caution seems to be the word of the day. I'm wondering, though, if our caution and risk aversion has given way to a kind of paralysis. Many have become afraid to do anything, but at the same time feel frustrated and trapped. Does this resonate with you?


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Use Your Imagination

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

September 17, 2010 13:40

I know, it's a bit early for Nativity scenes, but let me explain :) Use of our imagination is a key component of Ignatian Spirituality. It's funny, as we get older most of us don't daydream like we used to. Remember when you were a kid, and you could close your eyes and instantly transport yourself to some epic event, with you playing a key role? I'm not sure how it happens, but it seems to me...


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The Examen

Tags: Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Prayer

September 16, 2010 22:58

I spent the evening up at Mc Daniel College, listening to a friend of mine introduce the college students to Ignatian Spirituality. If you want to know more about St. Ignatius and the gift he left us, check out my page to the right.As it turned out, tomorrow will mark the one year anniversary of my starting the Spiritual Exercises. Nancy, the person who led me in the Exercises, and I met for...


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My Father’s World

Tags: Inspiration, Prayer, Spirit

September 15, 2010 21:14

I had the chance to take a hike with a good friend today. We went to Catoctin State Park and took the trail that led to Chimney Rock, where I took this picture. As you can see, it was a glorious fall day here in Maryland. It was good to get out, and it was great getting some strenuous exercise.The trip reminded me of the adventures of Maltbie Babcock, a man I learned about a couple of years ago...


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A Living Saint

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

September 14, 2010 19:39

At church this past Sunday, the recessional hymn was Lift High The Cross, one of my favorites. Since we don't hear it so often, I'm assuming it was played in anticipation of today's feast of the Triumph of the Cross. This feast is linked to one of my favorite memories. The event took place at St. Mary's Seminary and University, where I was once a student. It involved the man in the photo to the...


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Prepare For Rain

Tags: Inspiration, Mind, Prayer, Spirit

September 13, 2010 21:31

image for just one more day. Thanks for bearing with me :)In the movie Facing the Giants, Grant Taylor, a discouraged high school football coach, gets an unexpected visit from Mr. Bridges, a man who has been praying for the Christian school for years. When the coach tells Mr. Bridges "I just don't see God at work here," the man responded by telling a story:

Grant, I once heard a story about two...


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