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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What Will It Be?

Tags: Ignatian-spirituality, Mind, Spirit

May 06, 2010 08:41

On Thursday mornings, I'm the lector at 7:00 Mass, so I have to get up earlier than usual. In the winter, it's hard to get out of that warmbed. But at this time of the year, no problem.In his homily, our priest talked about making a choice in how you live your life. He said that you could go through life depressed, angry, bitter, judgemental, and a generally unpleasent person to be around. Or,...

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The End and the Beginning

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

May 05, 2010 21:15

It's the end of a long day, and I feel like I've been racing through it all. Our programs are winding down for the school year, I've been interviewing people for our open position, I took a group out to dinner to thank them for all their hard work, etc., etc., etc. You know how it goes. You've probably had the same kind of day. I'm looking forward to heading home to get some rest. And then it...

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Hard Times

Tags: Mind, Spirit

May 04, 2010 20:33

Last Thursday, I received a frantic call from one of my friends. She had just learned that she was going to be laid off the following day. She has been such a great asset to the place where she was working, it was hard for me to believe that her time with them would end in this way.I hate to say it, but I think she's going to have a very hard time finding a new job. She's very skilled, very...

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Thank you, Mr. Albright

Tags: Spirit, Travel

May 03, 2010 14:24

Stephen Mather, they laid out the foundations of our National Park system. Together, these men sought out pristine areas of our country that were worth saving for future generations. What's a bit hard to believe is that all the land for our National Parks up to the 1940's was donated by private citizens. This photo of me, my brother Don, and sister Jody, standing in front of the Grand Tetons,...

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The Butterfly Effect

Tags: Ignatian-spirituality, Mind, Spirit, Travel

May 02, 2010 15:54

Do you remember these little stores in the malls named Successories? They were always tucked away in some corner, and they offered inspirational gifts, which were really popular in the 90's. Well, Successoriesbit the dust some time back, only remerge as Simple Truths. Only available on line, they offer the same kind of material. Somehow I got on their email list, and out of sheer boredom one...

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Ready to Relax

Tags: Body, Ignatian-spirituality, Mind, Spirit

May 01, 2010 07:33

For the last several years, one of my tasks in getting ready for the summer ahead is to break out this fountain, which I position next to my pergola. Yesterday, as hit the switch to turn it on, the water slowly filled the upper reservoir, and began to spill down to the basin below.It's splashing water is just loud enough to hear from my open bedroom window upstairs. It's music to my ears as I...

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St. Catherine of Siena

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

April 29, 2010 12:02

The Road To Sienawritten by Edmund Gardener. I'll leave it to you to find out more about Catherine. I just wanted to bring her up because, as I learned through reading this biography, she was one tough person who rose above the difficulties of her time and became a shining example of holiness.Sometimes, actually, I think most of the time, every generation thinks that they have it worse than...

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Fresh Start

Tags: Ignatian-spirituality, Mind, Spirit

April 28, 2010 20:03

If you've been following this blog for awhile, you've picked up on the fact that I enjoy sunrises. I'm an early riser, and I love to sit on my back porch, coffee in hand and watch the dawn of a new day. It's worth the effort!Yesterday, a young man I know started a new job. I've been friends with Diego and his parents for almost fifteen years now, and I guess you could say that I've become one...

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Time to get moving

Tags: Body, Ignatian-spirituality, Mind, Spirit

April 26, 2010 06:54

Probably like you, I'm on several email subscription lists. Just about every day I receive an email from John Eldridge, and they contain some quote from one of his many great books. I thought today's quote from his book, Sacred Romance was a great one to share:

Journey or Homestead?

Every great story involves a quest. In J. R. R. Tolkien’sThe Hobbit,Bilbo Bagginsran from the door at a quarter...

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