Believe and Succeed

Tags: Mind, Spirit

May 22, 2010 14:46

I took this picture when I was out for my walk today. These geese hang out at a pond not too far from my house, and I see this little family every day. Actually, I guess you could say I live between two ponds. Throughout the day, the adult geese fly back and forth between the ponds, and my house is right below their flight pattern. It is the coolest thing to actually hear the flap of their...

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Tags: Ignatian-spirituality, Mind, Spirit

May 21, 2010 19:22

In the late 90's, there was a little book that came out entitled, Don't Sweat The Small Stuff, and it became a best seller. Basically, the book is filled with little tips and stories to help us realize that we can do all kinds of things to reduce the stress in our lives.I have been doing some housecleaning lately, and one of my tasks is to donate a bunch of old books to the public library. I...

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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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