Showing posts tagged as 'inspiration'

Make Us Instruments Of Your Peace

Tags: Catholic-church, Inspiration, Mind, Prayer

September 11, 2010 20:09

Most people don't know that the first recorded victim of the terrorist attacks on 9/11 was a Franciscan priest.Fr. Mychal Judge was a chaplain with the New York Fire Department and raced to the scene of the World Trade Center as soon as he got the news.As he was giving last rites to one of the many fire fighters who lost their lives that day, both were struck by falling debris or bodies, and...


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Taking Risks

Tags: Inspiration, Prayer

September 10, 2010 17:15

I'm taking an on-line course right now that's all about leadership change. From the postings my classmates have been putting up, it's clear that most of us have experienced more poorly executed changes than those which have turned out positively. That's really unfortunate, since change is a part of life, and when done well, it can lead us to greater and better things.Maybe so many of us avoid...


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Moving Ahead

Tags: Inspiration

September 07, 2010 22:45

Wow, the weekend went by quickly :( I had so much I wanted to get accomplished, and well, I got about 60% done. The other 40% will have to wait awhile. I'm entering my busy time at work, and there's so much to do. I know you can relate, even if you're retired. Maybe we'll never catch up.But it's exciting to start something new, and I'm looking forward to all the activity that comes with fresh...


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Mindfulness

Tags: Inspiration, Mind, Prayer, Spirit, Type-ii-diabetes

September 06, 2010 08:35

Happy Labor Day!

I hope you have the chance to relax today! I would be remise if I didn't remind you to keep all the many, many folks who are unemployed in your prayers. These are difficult times.

This weekend, I've been reading Life Is An Attitude, written by Dottie Billington. It's a little self-help book that was mentioned by someone in an on-line course I'm taking, and I thought I'd check it...


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Our Father

Tags: Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Prayer, Spirit

September 05, 2010 07:31

Three Minute Retreat. I know I've written about this great little prayer help several times, but it's worth bringing up again.Loyola Press has done a great job at giving us a simple, quick and meaningful way to start our day, and if you haven't tried it out yet, please give it a look. You can even have the retreat emailed to you, which it how a lot of my friends and co-workers get the messages....


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Opportunities Galore!

Tags: Inspiration, Mind, Prayer

September 04, 2010 10:06

It is a beautiful morning here in Westminster, MD. I got an extra-long walk in today, and even saw the beginnings of some fall color on a young sugar maple. What a glorious day!While walking, I was thinking about all opportunities to do something good this Labor Day weekend. As the spin doctors continue to paint a bleak a picture as possible on just about everything, I realized how important it...


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The Weekend Is Here

Tags: Inspiration, Mind, Travel

September 03, 2010 19:37

I took a shopping trip into Baltimore today, trying to get some things for the three-day weekend. First, I wanted to get the ingredients for the Carrot Oatmeal cookies I was going to make. I found the recipe on-line, and since I love oatmeal cookies, I thought this would be the perfect way to try something new and use up a bunch of carrots I bought last weekend.


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The Best Part

Tags: Inspiration, Prayer, Spirit

September 02, 2010 22:36

Life is a journey, not so much to a destination, but a transformation. Looking back, doesn't it sometimes feel like our richest times are right in the midst of our hardest?God made us to live in community, to laugh and cry, to hurt and celebrate with each other no matter what we're going through.Transformation is tough. We don't always end up where we think we will. We have to remember that...


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This Is Your Chance

Tags: Catholic-church, Inspiration, Prayer

September 01, 2010 20:58

Have a deep compassion for people. To be able to have a heart full of compassion, we need to pray.

Especially be kind, be loving to the poor.

We think we do so much for the poor, but it they who make us rich. We are in debt to them.

Do you want to do something beautiful for God?

There is a person who needs you.

This is your chance.

Mother Teresa


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Want To Get Healthy?

Tags: Inspiration, Type-ii-diabetes, Vegan, Vegetarian

August 31, 2010 20:49

This weekend will mark the end of the summer. Even though school started today in my area, I've always felt like summer hangs on until Labor Day. After that, the leaves start falling, cool weather returns, and I start thinking about soups, stews, and heartier fare. I can't wait! Don't get me wrong, I love summer. But fall is my favorite time of the year.About this time last year, I learned...


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