Showing posts tagged as 'personal-development'

Getting Ready For 2012, Part II

Tags: Inspiration, Personal-development

December 28, 2011 17:22

Well, I set off on a retreat yesterday, eager to get myself together for the New Year. When I arrived, the place was locked up, and no one was around. I tried to call my friend who owns the place, but she didn't pick up.I eventually found an open door in one of the buildings, but the heat was off, and it was cold :( I had made arrangements for a good friend to come up and talk, so I decided to...

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Getting Ready For 2012, Part I

Tags: Inspiration, Personal-development

December 27, 2011 07:59

If you haven't started already, now is the time to get working on your plans for the New Year.One of the keys to a successful plan is to write down your plans and goals, and keep your list somewhere visible. Did you know that the vast majority of us forget all about their goals by the end of January. What a shame! I hope you'll learn something from these simple life lessons, and maybe...

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More On Friendships

Tags: Inspiration, Mind, Personal-development, Prayer

December 12, 2011 06:28

Several weeks ago, I wrote a post about our need for God-centered friendships. I hope it caused you to take some time to assess your relationships, looking for signs of a mutual lifting up and encouraging one another to grow in holiness.The other day, a friend of mine gave me some pamphlets written byFr. Emmerich Vogt, a Dominican priest. My friend was hoping that we might be able to distribute...

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Are You Divinely Discontent?

Tags: Blogging, Inspiration, Personal-development

December 06, 2011 06:26

It's been a long time since I've offered you a guest post on Making All Things New. Once again, my friend Todd Burrier had a really good and simple message recently, and I thought it was worth sharing with you.As I've mentioned a couple of times over the last few weeks, these days of Advent are a wonderful time to be a bit introspective, looking at where we've been this past year, and laying...

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The Need For Spiritual Direction

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

December 04, 2011 13:00

Over the last several weeks, I've mentioned that I've been teaching two courses on Spiritual Formation. It's been a lot of fun, but with over 70 participants between both courses, it's also been a tremendous amount of work.As I've gotten to know the participants through their coursework, I've come to realize an important piece that's missing from many of their lives.That missing piece is...

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Sign Up For A Class

Tags: Inspiration, Mind, Personal-development

November 29, 2011 06:33

I can't remember being this excited for the New Year. 2011 has been one for the record books, and I'm glad it's ending soon.I've been writing about the season of Advent quite a bit lately, and these days of preparation for Christmas can also help us get ready for the year to come.I met with a good friend yesterday, and he has agreed to help me lay out a success strategy for 2012. Not only is he...

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Why Make A Retreat Now?

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

November 22, 2011 06:14

I know. These are known as the busiest days of the year. It all starts this week, and doesn't end until January 1st.Most of us work too hard, and we're not very good at slowing down. As I mentioned the other day, the majority of us spend way too much during these days, and many have lost the whole reason the Christmas season exists.If I had a wish for the next several weeks, it would be that we...

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An Assessment

Tags: Blogging, Body, Diabetes, Fitness, Personal-development, Type-ii-diabetes

November 16, 2011 19:04

I had the chance to have lunch with a young friend today. He's been working on finding a job for several months now, and he's finally gotten an offer. I was really happy for him, and to celebrate, I took him to a local Italian restaurant.It will take some time for him to actually start, but right now, the offer letter is something to get excited about.

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Down They Go

Tags: Inspiration, Personal-development, Spirit

November 10, 2011 20:22

Today was a little gloomy in my neck of the woods. Kind of damp and cloudy, it was one of the those days where you want to just lay around and read a book.Except it was Thursday, which meant work for most of us. Sorry, folks :(No matter what, the leaves are slowly coming down and many of the trees in my area are now bare. Driving around today, I saw noticed that many trees were still in their...

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It's Snow Time

Tags: Inspiration, Mind, Personal-development

October 28, 2011 17:21

In all the year's I've lived in Maryland, I can't recall ever having predictions of snow this early. Heck, it isn't even Halloween yet :(Well, the weather forecasters are predicting, if you can believe it, up to eleven inches of snow in my area by Saturday night. Yuck.

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Upcoming Retreats

Upcoming Events at Bon Secours Retreat and Conference Center, Marriottsville, Maryland.

Jan. 19-21: Making All Things New
This Retreat will focus on providing you with tools to improve your health, deepen your faith, and enjoy life to the fullest

March 17, 9am-1pm: Prayer Walking
This morning will introduce participants to Prayer Walking, which aims to strengthen our bodies and our relationship with God. Please where comfortable shoes and clothing.

May 11-13: Ignatian Spirituality
This Retreat will focus on key practices of Ignatian Spirituality, including St. Ignatius' deep devotion to Mary, the Mother of Jesus.

Sept. 22, 9am-1pm: Ignatian Rules for Eating
Long before our present crisis of diabetes, heart disease, and obesity, St. Ignatius included some Rules for Eating in his Spiritual Exercises. Join us to learn what they are and how they might benefit you or someone you love.

Nov. 16-18: Making All Things New
This Retreat will focus on providing you with tools to improve your health, deepen your faith, and enjoy life to the fullest.

To learn more and register for any of these events, click here for Bon Secours website.

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