Showing posts tagged as 'inspiration'

Worth Waiting For

Tags: Inspiration, Prayer, Spirit

August 19, 2010 22:17

I know it may seem like a small and inconsequential thing, but one of my variegated yucca plants bloomed earlier this summer. For the last six years, I've cared for this plant, which actually doesn't require much, but this is the first time it has bloomed. Six years of waiting for the event, which only lasted about a week or so. But it was nice while it lasted.I think there's a subtle shift...

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Watch What You Eat

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

August 18, 2010 20:52

Several weeks ago, I was shopping at a Walmart Supercenter with a college student. He was helping me buy food for a college retreat we were setting up. This young man has several relatives with diabetes in his immediate family, and he's become more aware of the importance to taking care of himself. It's been great for me, since I bounce a lot of stuff off him, including the feel of this blog....

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Time For A Change

Tags: Inspiration, Prayer

August 17, 2010 21:47

Yeah, I know. I'm getting a little ahead of myself. Fall is coming, but you can't really feel it yet. I love fall, when the evening air begins to cool, leaves start to change, and our appetites turn to heartier fare.I'm a soup/stew/chili kind of guy. I guess I get this from my mother, who would think nothing of whipping up a pot of chili in even the hottest weather. In fact, just last week I...

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What A Ride

Tags: Inspiration, Mind

August 16, 2010 20:43

For the last several weeks, we've been waiting to hear who are new pastor will be. We're losing a much beloved and long-serving man, and it seems like we're all on this crazy roller coaster ride of emotions as we await his replacement.I'm sure you've found yourself in a similar situation, facing down the unknown with a bit of fear and apprehension. The rumors go flying, and everyone scrambles...

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Dream Big

Tags: Inspiration, Mind, Vegan, Vegetarian

August 15, 2010 22:58

By now, you've figured out that I have a growing addiction to all these cooking shows that are on cable. Tonight, it was the season finale of TheNext Food Network Star. You'll have to find out who got their own show, but this last episode was pretty engaging. I didn't watch the show each week, but just catch it from time to time.

The funny thing is, I'm not interested in most of the food that is...

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Bon Appetit

Tags: Inspiration, Vegan, Vegetarian

August 13, 2010 22:18

A year ago this weekend, I became a vegetarian. Based on the research that's currently out there, many illnesses, including Type II diabetes, can be reversed in most patients when they switch to a this type of diet.Just because the experts tout the benefits of something doesn't make it easy. I wasn't convinced, mainly because I didn't want to give up something that I really enjoy. I decided...

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Believe It Can Be Done

Tags: Inspiration, Mind

August 12, 2010 20:21

Did you know the first skyscraper was the Equitable Life Assurance Building in New York City? Coming in at an amazing seven stories tall, it was built in 1870.In January of this year, the Burj Kalifa building in Dubai was completed. Coming in at over 200 stories, it is the tallest man-made structure ever built.Both these buildings made history, and both began with someone's dream. Despite the...

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The First Beatitude

Tags: Inspiration, Mind, Prayer, Spirit

August 11, 2010 07:24

Grace in Every Season.

"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." To be poor in spirit does not mean to give up all things and embrace holy poverty with one swoop. Nor is this meant for priests and religious only. No. It is a beatitude for all of us, for it detaches our hearts from earthly possessions and places them into Christ's Sacred Heart.

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Persistence Pays Off

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

August 09, 2010 19:43

Did you know that it took Thomas Edison thousands of failed experiments over decades before he invented a long-lasting incandescent light bulb that revolutionized the world? He never stopped trying, he never saw himself a failure. His persistence paid off.Did you know that over a span of thirty years, Abraham Lincoln repeatedly failed at business, love and politics before becoming the President...

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