Tell me a story

Tags: Mind, Spirit

May 20, 2010 23:01

Today has been a good day. I got a lot accomplished, and now, I'm ready for sleep. Thankfully, a friend just called to remind me that he can't wind down at the end of his day unless he has the chance to read my daily post. I don't think I've ever had followers before, but it's kind of a nice feeling.So, here's a little story to think about when you're drifting off to sleep tonight. It is the...


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Try Something New

Tags: Gardening, Travel

May 19, 2010 08:32

Virginia Robinson Gardens in Beverly Hills. Although we had never heard of the place before, its not too far away from Glendale, tucked into one of the canyons just up from Beverly Drive. Mrs. Robinson was the heiress to the JW Robinson department store fortune, and she lived the high life. Touring around the beautiful grounds, there was no doubt the place was built for parties. From the...


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Why Can’t We Stop It?

Tags: Inspiration, Mind, Prayer

May 18, 2010 19:21

I generally try to stay out of politics. Everyone has an opinion, and they're entitled to them. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that things are in a real mess, with no end in sight.But, for the life of me, I simply can't understand how the politicians can't get their act together and resolve this oil spill in the Gulf Coast. At this point, weeks after it began, who really cares...


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Cut and Dried?

Tags: Ignatian-spirituality, Mind

May 17, 2010 14:56

Close To The Heart, written by Margaret Silf. It's a nice little book on prayer.

A farmer friend told me one day that according to an old tradition, the cut corn at harvest time was supposed to lie in the fields to dry until the church bells had rung across it three times, that is, three Sundays.As my friend gave me this piece of wisdom, the phrase cut and drycame to my mind. It made me wonder...


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Soul Gardening

Tags: Gardening, Spirit

May 16, 2010 17:08

David Austin rose is Crown Princess Margareta, named after one of the grand daughters of Queen Victoria. I have a small rose garden at my house, nothing compared to the big bed my mother still tends. My mom's favorite flower is the rose, and she's instilled that love on most of her children. But roses are finicky, and they require a lot of love. As this photo shows, they are worth the effort....


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Spring Cleaning

Tags: Ignatian-spirituality, Mind, Spirit

May 15, 2010 22:17

It took me awhile to find a picture of an office that looked worse than mine. Well, here it is. Luckily, mine wasn't that bad, but it was getting there. It is truly amazing how quickly the junk piles up. Although I have my own office, it's pretty small, and during the year, when I'm running programs for hundreds of people out of it, well, I get buried.A few weeks ago, I really started getting...


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Patient Trust

Tags: Catholic-church, Ignatian-spirituality, Mind, Spirit

May 14, 2010 20:32

A funny thing happened last night. Someone actually called me wanting to know when I was going to post my blog entry. I would have never guessed that I'd now start getting pressure about the speed of my postings. I thought blogging was supposed to be relaxing and good therapy :)Actually, that call, plus speaking to someone else today, just excites me more about this use of communication....


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Tuscany Pt. II

Tags: Catholic-church, Italy, Travel

May 12, 2010 20:02

At church on Sunday, a young man I've known for many years came up to talk with me. Seth had just returned from a semester in Florence. We had talked excitedly before his trip. I love to tell people about some of the more obscure places to visit when they're in Tuscany. Florence is filled with them.Seth lived and took his classes in the center of Florence near Santa Croce. Built in 1294, this...


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Teach Me Your Ways

Tags: Ignatian-spirituality, Spirit

May 10, 2010 20:42

This prayer, written by Pedro Arrupe, SJ, comes from the book Hearts On Fire: Praying with the Jesuits. It just seemed fitting today. Maybe it was meant for you.

Teach me your way of looking at peopleas you glanced at Peter after his denial,as you penetrated the heart of the rich young manand the hearts of your disciples.I would like to meet you as you really are,since your image changes those...


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