Showing posts tagged as 'inspiration'

Grace Before Meals

Tags: Catholic-church, Inspiration, Prayer

July 11, 2010 06:44

Grace Before Meals and Making All Things New are. In some sense, I guess I shouldn't be surprised at that. We have been friends for many years now, and we both are striving to help people integrate faith into their daily lives. Plus, we love to cook.Fr. Leo is a great cook. We've prepared meals together in the past, and I'm always amazed at his culinary talents. His idea of bringing families...

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A Penny Saved Is A Penny Earned

Tags: Blogging, Inspiration, Mind

July 10, 2010 08:53

I had a couple of really good conversations yesterday.  The first was with my new financial advisor.  It was our second meeting, and now I feel like I'm back on track with planning for retirement. I know I'm not alone in being afraid of opening those monthly statements that came from my previous stockbroker.  The envelopes stacked up, unopened, for about two years.  I knew I...

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Farmer’s Markets

Tags: Gardening, Inspiration, Vegan, Vegetarian

July 09, 2010 08:31

Maryland this week. Every single county in our state has at least one, and I'm pretty sure it would be about the same where you live.These opportunities to get good, local produce at a decent price shouldn't be missed. In our big grocery store age, it's nice to be able to speak to the person who is growing the food we eat.If you have the chance to check one out in the next couple of weeks,...

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Keep Going

Tags: Body, Inspiration

July 08, 2010 21:37

While I was out for a walk tonight, I ran into some friends from Church. We ended up talking and walking together, and it was nice to catch up. The same thing happened about a year or so ago, but at that point, I was still struggling to improve my health. Walking wasn't easy back then. In fact, I think pretty much everything I did was difficult.I tried to be optimistic, and took it one day at...

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Tags: Inspiration, Mind, Prayer

July 07, 2010 19:18

Change is never easy. Today, our parish began the process of giving our input as to who our new pastor should be. What are the qualities we're looking for in our leader? Who do we want that person to be?For many of us, we struggle with the idea that the man who led us over the last 17 years is leaving. More than a few feel that, if he has to go, we want them to send someone exactly like him....

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Nothing But Encouragement

Tags: Inspiration, Mind, Spirit

July 06, 2010 21:09

When I hit the publish tab on my blog yesterday, I hesitated for a second. Earlier, as I typed out what I wanted to say, I realized that it was pretty hard-hitting, and that maybe some people might take it the wrong way. But I did hit the tab, and away it went into cyberspace.As it has turned out, I've gotten good feedback. People have said that it's what they needed to hear. Thanks to everyone...

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Do Something About It

Tags: Body, Inspiration, Mind, Prayer, Spirit

July 05, 2010 12:11

I've got a challenge for you. I want you to think about some important issue you need to work on but have been avoiding or not really trying hard enough on it. I'm guessing something has already come to mind. It's possible that you could create a whole list of issues, or maybe it's just one or two.Now I want you to ask yourself, "what's holding me back from dealing with it/them?" Most of the...

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Happy Independence Day

Tags: Inspiration, Travel

July 04, 2010 08:05

Mt. Rushmore with my family. If you ever have the chance to make the trip, do it. The 60' busts carved by John Borglum into the granite face of the mountain are breathtaking. I have saved this picture for some time, waiting for the right moment to include it in one of my postings. It seems to me that we need to get back to the visionary leadership that these four presidents represent. More on...

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The Power of One

Tags: Inspiration

July 03, 2010 13:12

Several weeks ago, my mom recommended I watch a new dvd that had just come out, The Blind Side. All she said was that I would enjoy it, that it had an uplifting plot, and it was about football. It sounded good, so I put it in my Netflix queue, and it arrived yesterday.As it happened, the day before I had purchased a clearance book entitled Discover the Power of One. The premise of the book is...

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The Spirit of ’76

Tags: Inspiration, Mind

July 02, 2010 18:34

Bill of Rights?I think that it wasn't that long ago that people would have had a much better understanding about our form of government than we do today. Maybe we have just gotten too busy, or a bit too comfortable with a feeling that our country's problems are so huge it's impossible to come together and try toresolve them.One of the things that our Founders wanted to see happen was that our...

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