Showing posts tagged as 'prayer'

Almost July

Tags: Blogging, Gardening, Inspiration, Prayer

June 23, 2013 17:03

roseBoy, time flies. I'm sorry for the long delay between posts. The past month has been, how shall I say it... trying.My classes were great this year, and after staying down at Catholic University for three weeks, I came home to a lot of catch up, both for my job and for my yard.

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A Spirituality of Place

Tags: Gardening, Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Prayer

June 09, 2013 18:10

DSC00092I just got back from finishing up another residency component for my doctoral studies. All I can say is it's good to be home.Although I really enjoyed my time in Washington DC, I was ready to sleep in my own bed, pray in my own garden, cook my own meals.

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Happy Mother's Day

Tags: Gardening, Inspiration, Prayer

May 12, 2013 18:41

DSC06470A few days ago, I noticed that the first blooms on my roses this year would be on one of my new bushes, the Abraham Lincoln.As best I can recall, I don't ever remember a time when my mom didn't grow an Abraham Lincoln rosebush. It's a very strong plant, and produces florist quality, long-stemmed and highly fragrant red buds. Just beautiful, and it's easy for me to see why she loved it.

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Just Another Sunrise?

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

April 29, 2013 07:45

tuscansunriseSorry for the long delay between postings. I've had so much going on that life just got in the way.With so much going on, including the death of my mom last month, I realized I needed to take a pause, to catch my breath, and to refocus. So, in the spirit of St. Ignatius, I made a retreat.

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The Madonna Returns

Tags: Catholic-church, Gardening, Inspiration, Prayer, Travel

April 10, 2013 09:07

madonnaOver the course of the last few weeks, I mentioned to my siblings that they shouldn't be surprised if they have a sense of our mother's presence.Since she passed away a few weeks ago, at least one brother mentioned such an experience, felt in his yard as he was cutting some flowers.

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Happy Easter

Tags: Catholic-church, Prayer

March 30, 2013 21:20


Wishing you and your family a very Blessed Easter!

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Holy Week

Tags: Catholic-church, Prayer

March 22, 2013 21:26

palm“Let us resolve to make this week holy by claiming Christ’s redemptive grace and by living holy lives.The Word became flesh and redeemed us by his holy life and holy death. This week especially, let us accept redemption by living grateful, faithful, prayerful, generous, just and holy lives.Let us resolve to make this week holy by reading and meditating Holy Scripture.So often, we get caught up...

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Waiting for a new Pope

Tags: Catholic-church, Papacy, Prayer, Spirit

March 12, 2013 15:38

blacksmokeThe Catholic Church has been on a bit of a roller coaster recently. When Pope Benedict XVI resigned a few weeks ago, it was the first time in centuries that something like this had happened.With the help of modern media, people like you and me are more in tune to what's happening over in Rome than ever before.I'm not sure what the answer is, but as I watched the television this morning and saw...

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Ugh, the Snow

Tags: Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Prayer, Spirit

March 05, 2013 16:06

baltosnowLast week, I was praising the joy of the impending spring. The season was being heralded by some wonderful little dwarf iris that were blooming by my driveway gate.This week, starting tomorrow and ending late Wednesday, snow, snow and more snow for the Baltimore area.

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Let's Have A Great Week

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

February 25, 2013 09:58

sunrise newI hope you had a great weekend. I know I did.Actually, the whole week was pretty good for me. I got a lot accomplished, including some much-needed exercise. I also had the chance to catch up on some reading, met with several folks, and lastly I got some good prayer time in. The weekend ended on Sunday night with probably the best session my men's group has had since we started almost two years...

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