Showing posts tagged as 'inspiration'

Summer Evenings and Baby Eggplant

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

August 08, 2010 21:53

Lately, it's been too hot and humid to sit outside in the evenings. I guess I've just gotten too used to air conditioning:( Last night, the weather being nice, I had the chance to have dinner under my pergola with some friends. Just about everything we ate came from my local farmer's market, and it was all delicious. The red wine was a gift from a previous guest. It complemented the food...

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23rd Psalm

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

August 07, 2010 22:37

Someone made the comment the other day that they'd like to see the Scriptures discussed a bit more, so here it goes.The 23rd Psalm is used at just about every funeral I go to. As I listened to it being sung on Friday, I paid attention to the words,

The Lord is my shepherd;

there is nothing I shall want.

In green pastures you let me graze;

to safe waters you lead me;

you restore my strength.

You guide...

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I’m addicted

Tags: Blogging, Inspiration, Vegetarian

August 06, 2010 21:19

Top Chef. Sorry if I scared you :)I first started watching when I found out one of our local chefs was competing. As it turned out, he lost, but the whole concept of a bunch of chefs showing their culinary mastery week after week was fascinating to me, and I kept coming back for more.This past spring, I had the chance to visit Volt, the restaurant owned by chef Bryan Voltaggio. He was the...

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Live Life to the Fullest

Tags: Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Prayer, Spirit

August 05, 2010 20:14

I went to the funeral home today. I was paying my respects to the family of an 18 year old boy who was killed in a car accident last Thursday. Generally, when you hear about such tragedies involving teenagers, you assume that speeding, drinking, texting, or carelessness must have been involved.Sadly, this boy was just waiting to make a left hand turn when someone rear-ended him and the impact...

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Back At It

Tags: Body, Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Spirit, Vegetarian

August 04, 2010 18:20

I've been feeling a bit guilty lately. Instead of mixing gym visits with walking, I've just been doing the walking. I rationalized this decision because walking is my favorite form of exercise, and I love being outside, enjoying the summer. But then my bank statement comes, and I'm reminded every month that I'm paying for something that I'm not using.Being on vacation these past couple of days...

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Tags: Inspiration, Mind, Spirit

August 03, 2010 21:36

I was at the library the other day, and I picked up a little book on art written bySister Wendy Beckett. You sometimes see her on public television, giving some discourse on a piece of artwork. Anyway, the title of the book was Meditations on Joy.Well, I didn't want to check the book out, but rather just flip through the pages and see what paintings she had selected to write about. This first...

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Time to Recharge

Tags: Blogging, Body, Inspiration

August 01, 2010 18:31

I wish I could do some traveling right about now. No luck this year. I'm taking this week off, but I'm staying around the house. I have a lot of catch-up work to do, and I've got a sick dog. Oh well.More than anything else, I just need some down time. Like just about everyone I know, it seems like we continue to jump from thing to thing, taking each day as it comes. It's hard to see the...

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Compassion is more than a word

Tags: Catholic-church, Inspiration, Prayer, Spirit

July 29, 2010 20:52

The compassionate way is the patient way.

Patience is the discipline of compassion.

Patience is the hard but fruitful discipline

of the disciple of the compassionate Lord.

Henri Nouwen

If someone were thinking about a word to describe you, would compassion come to mind?

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There by God’s Grace…

Tags: Inspiration, Prayer, Spirit

July 26, 2010 20:43

Last week was a really busy week, and I still haven't recovered. So much for the weekend :(When I got home from work last night, I had the chance to watch a Dateline episode on NBC. The story was entitled America Now: Friends and Neighbors, and focused on the toll our continuing recession is taking on poor, rural America. The show spotlighted Southeast Ohio, where visits to the local food...

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