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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The Best Idea We Ever Had

Tags: Travel

May 09, 2010 15:53

I've been sick with the flu for the past day or so, and it hasn't been fun. I hate getting sick, which doesn't happen too often. When it does, I'm down for the count. On the bright side, staying home has given me the chance to watch the last of Ken Burns' series on the National Parks.I've learned so much about the history of the Park Service, and one of the things that's most impressed me is...

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Morningstar Farms

Tags: Body, Main-course, Vegan, Vegetarian

May 08, 2010 07:34

Around this time last year, I began walking every day for about 45 minutes. I was trying to lose weight and get myself healthy, and I was quickly seeing results. I was feeling good!At that point, I was trying to avoid meat, especially beef. Of course, as I walked my neighborhood, grilling season was just firing up. There are very few smells that get my mind thinking about food as does the smell...

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Expect the unexpected

Tags: Ignatian-spirituality, Mind, Spirit

May 07, 2010 06:06

book this morning, and I came across something worth sharing.

I heard a great story recently about a guy who decided to send flowers to the grand opening of a friend's restaurant. At the grand opening, he decided to check out the flowers he'd sent. Much to his dismay, he discovered that he'd sent a white wreath that said, "May you rest in peace." Of course, he panicked and stepped out to call...

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