Showing posts tagged as 'spirit'

Living For Today

Tags: Inspiration, Mind, Spirit

March 03, 2011 20:06

Recently, I've picked up on a lot of anxiety amongst the people I interact with. Just about everyone seems to be nervous about something, but mostly people are concerned about the future.We sure seem to be in a mess, whether as individuals or as a society. Just when we think there's a light at the end of the tunnel, something else happens and it seems like we're right back to square one.So, how...


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Changing Course

Tags: Inspiration, Mind, Prayer, Spirit

February 25, 2011 06:53

I heard a great story the other day and I thought I'd share it with you. There was a ship that was sailing on a very dark night. Suddenly, the captain noticed a bright light directly in front of him, and he thought for sure that his ship was going to collide with another ship.

He rushed to the radio and sent an urgent message, demanding that the other vessel change its course ten degrees west. A...


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Don't Give Up

Tags: Mind, Prayer, Spirit

February 24, 2011 06:44

We allhave moments when we want to throw in the towel. I had that experience on the second week of my fitness challenge at the YMCA. The leaders were very disorganized, and we were given conflicting information about what we were supposed to be doing.Just about everyone was frustrated. I started thinking that I could do this on my own, and that I didn't need the hassle of participating in...


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Back In Step

Tags: Fitness, Inspiration, Spirit

February 18, 2011 11:37

It's another beautiful day in Maryland. After what seems like a very long winter (which still isn't over), these past few days of temperatures in the upper sixties have everyone longing for spring.I've just gotten back from a long walk :) I took my usual route through the neighborhood, and as I was marking the mid-way point, I realized that I hadn't walked outside since late November. That's a...


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Living the Gospel

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

February 14, 2011 06:50

When you really think about it, you can't truly live the Gospel without suffering some pain. Last week, I was giving some students from the United Church of Christ a tour of our church. They asked about the stations of the cross, and why we had them displayed all around. It was a good question.Jesus said that if we wanted to be his disciple, we were going to have to pick up our cross and follow...


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Trading My Sorrows

Tags: Inspiration, Prayer, Spirit

February 11, 2011 09:10

Trading My Sorrows, written by Darrell Evans, was a very popular Christian song. I know the teens in our youth group loved it, and it seemed like we sung it often at our various events.We used it so much that I got tired of it. You've probably had similar experiences with other songs. Although the message was great, you become a bit deaf to it because it was repeated so often.


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Living For God

Tags: Inspiration, Prayer, Spirit

February 09, 2011 19:44

I've been doing a lot of reading lately, looking for ideas to help a friend get through some tough times. He's not alone. There are lots and lots of people dealing with life issues. Some are able to deal with it on their own, and others need some guidance and help.In reality, we all need help. Whenever we try and go it alone, self-assured and prideful, we will end up taking a tumble some time...


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Reconnecting

Tags: Inspiration, Spirit, Travel

February 08, 2011 08:44

Every few years, one of my childhood friends makes a trip to Washington DC for her job. Usually, I take the train down and we catch up over dinner. This year, she came in a day early and we had the chance to spend the day together.It was really great to reconnect. We lucked out because it was sunny and unusually warm for early February. Last year at this time we were still recovering from back...


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Wanting More

Tags: Catholic-church, Inspiration, Mind, Prayer, Spirit

February 07, 2011 06:30

Way back in the 1990's, I learned about the great spiritual writer Henri Nouwen. His books and tapes were very popular, and his book Return of the Prodigal Son became a huge best seller.As it is with most authors, over time we move on to other writers who seem to speak more clearly to us. We can also find ourselves bored with one person's thoughts and turn to the latest and greatest. It seems...


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Ronald Reagan

Tags: Inspiration, Spirit

February 06, 2011 17:41

Today would be President Ronald Reagan's 100th birthday. I voted for him in the first election after I turned 18. As a kid, I remember the dark days under President Carter. I was young then, but I knew the country was in a bad way and that everyone was struggling. Who could forget the Iranian Hostages?

When President Reagan was elected, it seemed like hope returned. Optimism about the future was...


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