Showing posts tagged as 'inspiration'


Tags: Inspiration, Mind

August 30, 2010 19:56

The other day, I jumped on the scale and realized that I'm starting to pick up a few pounds. Nothing major, but I made a commitment to myself to never get back where I was. I had promised myself that, when I got five pounds heavier, I'd cut back on what I was eating and exercise a bit more. Five pounds quickly turned to seven, and seven became nine. Sound familiar?

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The Legacy

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

August 29, 2010 06:12

I guess it's always a little tricky to talk about someone's legacy. As I was thinking about my pastor's legacy today, many things came to mind. Of course, there is the big, beautiful church building. There's the perpetual adoration chapel. No one on the finance committee would want to forget that, despite these tough times, we remain in the black. The list could go on and on. But, I don't think...

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Brendan’s Prayer

Tags: Inspiration, Prayer, Spirit

August 28, 2010 10:53

I was doing some cleaning this morning and had to put away one of my travel bags that had been sitting around for couple of weeks. It seems like I always leave a thing or two inside, so I checked and found a folded up scrap of paper.Instead of throwing the paper away immediately, I unfolded it. Printed inside was a prayer entitled "Brendan's Prayer". I don't know where I got this, and I don't...

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Tags: Catholic-church, Inspiration, Prayer, Spirit

August 27, 2010 16:53

I've been in a reflective mood the past couple of days. If you follow my blog, you know that our long-time pastor is leaving our parish this weekend. Change is always hard, and he will be terribly missed. But the rhythm of parish life will keep moving. School starts Tuesday. There will be masses, baptisms, funerals, reconciliations and weddings, among a myriad of other things. The beat goes on,...

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Saint of the Gutters

Tags: Catholic-church, Inspiration, Prayer, Spirit

August 26, 2010 21:06

Blessed Teresa of Calcutta was born one hundred years ago today. Her model of humble service continues to touch literally tens of thousands of people throughout the world each day, thanks to the sisters of the religious order she founded, the Missionaries of Charity.“Today there is so much suffering - and I feel that the passion of Christ is being relived all over again - are we there to share...

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A Simple Message

Tags: Inspiration

August 24, 2010 20:30

What does God say to us?

He says: "I have called you by your

name, you are mine; water will not

drown you, fire will not burn you,

I will give up nations for you,

you are precious to me,

I love you. Even if a

mother could forget her child,

I will not forget you. I have carved

you in the palm of my hand."

So also, the people who come in

contact with you are precious to

Him. Help them to grow in holiness


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Get Up And Get Going

Tags: Inspiration, Mind, Prayer

August 23, 2010 20:18

In John's Gospel (5:1-18), there's a great story about a man who has waited for nearly a lifetime for healing. The guy had been crippled for thirty-eight years, and he spent his days lying on a mat by the pool of Bethesda, longing for a miracle. This man lived in agony, struggling with his condition.Many people today struggle with their conditions. Some may have serious health issues, like the...

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Tags: Inspiration

August 21, 2010 06:37

Catherine Doherty's book, Grace In Every Season, I'm struck by the profound simplicity of her writing. This daily devotional gives her reader all kinds of concrete examples of how to bring Christ into our everyday living.

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