Showing posts tagged as 'personal-development'

God Centered Friendships

Tags: Inspiration, Personal-development

October 14, 2011 07:12

A few weeks ago, I had the chance to get together with a group of my high school friends. I keep in contact with two of them on a regular basis, but the others I hadn't talked to in several years. It was a joy to be with them, and I'm sorry that I don't work hard enough on maintaining my relationships with each of them.Nonetheless, it was great just hanging out, sharing a meal and fond memories...

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Lectio Divina

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

October 10, 2011 16:41

Earlier today, I gave a presentation on Lectio Divina to a group of schoolteachers. It was well received, so I thought I'd share it with you today. The art of Lectio Divina, Latin for divine reading might be new to you. At one time in the history of the Church, however, it was actually quite common. Then, lives became busy with many other things, and it was left to those in religious life,...

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Going It Alone

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

September 26, 2011 05:47

Yesterday morning, I got a little spiritual advice from a friend of mine. He pointed out that it seemed like when I'm not at my best, it's because I'm trying to do it alone.When you're feeling down, or spiritually challenged, you need to have some friends to reach out to, and vice versa.Of course, most of us know that, but how many are really working on those kinds of relationships? My guess is...

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Hit The Switch

Tags: Inspiration, Mind, Personal-development, Prayer

September 21, 2011 06:58

The Healing Lightwas written by Agnes Sanford.I had some time on my hands and began flipping through the pages of this short book, which was written in 1947. In a nutshell, the author lays out the case for spiritual healing, and I was drawn in by the Sanford's easy and free-flowing style of writing.I'm not at the point I can recommend the book, but so far, so good. This morning, I was up early...

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Put A Smile On Your Face

Tags: Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Personal-development

September 07, 2011 06:12

Yesterday, I was reading a daily meditation about joy. The meditation started with this Scripture passage,

"Though you have not seen Him, you love Him; and even though you do not see Him now, you believe in Him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy." (1 Peter 1:8)
The little reflection spoke about how we have to make a conscious effort to keep our joy.

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Taking Time For Yourself

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

September 05, 2011 18:23

I don't know about you, but I really needed this three-day weekend. On Friday, I wasn't feeling well and went to the doctor. After some tests, I found out I had a virus and was going to be sick for a while.I had some vacation plans, and they went right out the window. I realized that if I was going to get better quickly, I needed to take it easy. I don't know about you, but taking it easy...

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Being Real

Tags: Inspiration, Personal-development, Prayer

August 26, 2011 12:42

When I was leading a youth ministry group several years ago, I often talked to the teenagers about masks. Not literal masks, but rather more like identities.If they would be going out with their friends, they'd put on one mask, but around their parents, they put on a different mask. Some had so many masks/identities, they would get overwhelmed trying to keep it all together.My challenge to them...

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Maintenance Mode

Tags: Inspiration, Mind, Personal-development

August 22, 2011 06:53

I had a busy weekend, how about you? Over the last few weeks, I realized I had let a lot of general maintenance go, and things were looking pretty shabby.I also realized that I had put some personal stuff go, and it was time to get things back in order. It was actually a fun process, and I am happy to report good results. :)Whenever we let things go and stop maintaining them, we end up spending...

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Something New, Part II

Tags: Inspiration, Personal-development, Uncategorized

August 03, 2011 09:34

So, the Life Coach from Tony Robbins thought that I would make a great Life Coach. Of course, she also wanted to sell me several months worth of coaching through them.Throughout the next several days, I couldn't stop thinking about Life Coaching. I went to the library, did web searches, and talked to some of my friends and those I've mentored over the years. I got the thumbs up over and over....

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