Showing posts tagged as 'spirit'

Time Flies

Tags: Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Prayer, Spirit

April 29, 2011 21:35

The other day, I was talking to my mom about the rhythm of life, and how quickly time seems to go by. This is especially true as we get older. When I was in high school, our teachers seemed to be so old.

At dinner with some old friends when I was home in L.A. several weeks ago, we realized that those people we thought were so ancient were about our age now. Ouch...


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Good Friday

Tags: Inspiration, Prayer, Spirit

April 22, 2011 07:24

The Passion of the Christthat had a great impact on me the first time I saw it. In fact, I use a clip of Jesus' encounter with Mary in a talk I've given often over the years.If you try to find the exact scene in Scripture, you won't. Tradition holds that there was an encounter between Mother and Son sometime during Jesus' long walk towards his cross. Since John's Gospel puts Mary at actual...


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Taking A Pause

Tags: Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Prayer, Spirit

April 21, 2011 07:13

As Christians move into the three most important days in our church life, its good to take a pause. This goes for you and me too. We all lead such busy lives, and it's easy just keep running from thing to thing, place to place, each and every day.When I met with a group of guys last Sunday night to talk about the formation of a men's group, those with small children said that the only time they...


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Lemon Blossoms and New Life

Tags: Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Prayer, Spirit

April 12, 2011 20:40

I'm winding down my visit with my mom. It has been a good trip, and I've stayed longer than I have in quite some time. I've had the chance to catch up with old friends and see some of my family that I haven't seen in a long time. Of course, these experiences remind me of just how far away I live. :(This time of year, the lemon trees in my mom's back yard are in full bloom. If you've never...


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Who Wants It?

Tags: Inspiration, Prayer, Spirit

March 28, 2011 07:28

A friend of mine recommended I pick up a copy of Secrets of a Prayer Warriorby Derek Prince. Right about now, I need all the help I can get on the prayer front. I don't know about you, but it seems like the number of seriousthings to pray about at this time are greater than they've ever been.As I type these words, however, I'm mindful of generations past who have had to deal with wars, famine,...


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Gabriel's Message

Tags: Catholic-church, Inspiration, Italy, Spirit, Travel

March 25, 2011 07:55

I broke the news to a group of college students last night. Nine months from today, we'll be celebrating Christmas. That's right. Today's the Feast of the Annunciation, the moment humanity learned of Emmanuel, God with us.You may recall that the image above, the Cortona Annunciation by Fra Angelico is one of my all time favorites. I've had the chance to see it several times in the Museo...


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A Life Cut Short

Tags: Inspiration, Prayer, Spirit

March 18, 2011 10:30

At the end of last week, I did a post entitled, What's He Up To? The point of the posting was that we needed to trust that God is active and moving in our lives, even though we sometimes don't see it.I challenged everyone, including myself, to submit everything to God so He can turn our struggles, fears and doubts into something greater than we can imagine. Yesterday, I got some terrible news...


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A New Beginning

Tags: Blogging, Inspiration, Mind, Spirit

March 14, 2011 06:51

One year ago today, I published my first post on Making All Things New:

I'm embarking on a new adventure! For the last eleven months, God has been doing some amazing new things with me. It's been a radical transformation of my body, mind, and spirit. I want to share with anyone who will listen what's happened to me, with the hope that maybe they will find some good advice and make some changes...


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Praying With The Holy Spirit

Tags: Catholic-church, Inspiration, Prayer, Spirit

March 07, 2011 06:34

Thanks for all the prayers for our Confirmation retreat. I'm happy to say it went off without a hitch, and when you put on such an event that involves hundreds of people, that's no small feat. I promise you that the Holy Spirit was with us each step of the way.So often I find myself ramping up my prayers to the Holy Spirit whenever I focus on something really big, like a retreat or a major...


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The Holy Spirit

Tags: Catholic-church, Inspiration, Prayer, Spirit

March 04, 2011 07:11

We have about two hundred teens going on their Confirmation retreat this weekend. It takes literally hundreds of hours to prepare for this annual event, and I'll be the first to admit it's pretty exhausting. I'll also be the first to say that it's also exciting to watch the Holy Spirit at work.I think most of us know that the Holy Spirit is a part of God. Through Scripture, we understand that...


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