Showing posts tagged as 'ignatian-spirituality'

Another Year Done

Tags: Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Prayer

May 08, 2012 11:23

The kids in my 5th grade class are going to be pretty happy that today is the last day of Religious Ed.From my perspective, we've had a great year, and I think they've learned a lot. Since I began teaching this group two years ago, the kids have really bonded and they support each other well. They also have a good rapport with me, and being with them on Tuesdays is one of the highlights of my...

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Tags: Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Personal-development, Prayer

April 18, 2012 20:48

"Within you there is a stillness and sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself."

Herman Hess, Siddhartha

A few days ago, I woke up in the middle of the night thinking about someone. Generally when this happens, I feel like I'm supposed to take a couple of minutes and pray for them, and that's just what I did before dozing off again.

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Starting Something New

Tags: Catholic-church, Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Personal-development

March 08, 2012 06:13

In mid April, my good friend George and I are going to start out on a new adventure, and yesterday, we sat down over coffee to talk about it.George and I recently got accepted into a doctoral program at Catholic University of America in Washington DC. The program is somewhat specialized and it looks like there will only be about eight other people joining us on this three-year endeavor. We're...

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Little Delights

Tags: Gardening, Ignatian-spirituality

March 06, 2012 08:54

Last week as I was walking to my driveway gate, I noticed a small grouping of pencil-thin stalks popping out of the ground. I knew exactly what they were, and seeing them brought a smile to my face.One of the very first bulbs to bloom in my area, the dwarf irisKatherine Hodgkins seem to come out of nowhere, quickly bloom, and then, just as quickly fade away.When I went to work that morning, I...

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A Prayer To Start Your Day

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

February 27, 2012 06:53

Eternal Lord of all things, I feel your gaze on me. I sense that your mother stands near, and the great beings crowd around You.Angels and powers and martyrs and saints. If you help me, please, I would like to make an offering:I want it to be my desire, and my choice, provided that You want it this way, to walk this earth the way You walked it.I know that you lived in a little town, without...

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Overcoming Discouragement

Tags: Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Personal-development

February 14, 2012 06:27

It's pretty easy to get discouraged, don't you think? I've been talking to a lot of people about discouragement lately, and it seems as though it's affecting just about everyone in one way or another.Maybe its your health, or finances, or relationships, or work, or your kids. It could be that you've been looking for a job for months, and you get rejected over and over. Or you might be...

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Be Forgiving

Tags: Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Mind, Personal-development

February 09, 2012 06:30

I was talking to a friend early this morning. He had forgotten that he made a commitment to his coworker to meet earlier than normal, and the man had to wait for some time for my friend to show up. He wasn't happy.In life, things like this happen all the time. Sometimes, we're the person who forgets. Sometimes, we're the person left waiting. It's these little things in life that seem to drag us...

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The Dream Manager

Tags: Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Mind, Personal-development

February 07, 2012 06:39

The Dream Manageris a wonderful story of how a struggling company was able to turn things around because they helped their employees achievetheir dreams.Written in 2007 when we were living in better times, I believe the book has even more relevance today, since there are so many who are going through difficult times and might feel that their dreams will never come to pass.

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Make Every Day Count

Tags: Blogging, Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Personal-development, Prayer

January 24, 2012 06:52

Sorry for the pause in my posts. I'm still getting over a bug I picked up, and the antibiotics have been slow to kick in.We've finally gotten some snow on the ground in my neck of the woods, and, gratefully, it hasn't been too much so as to cause a lot of problems. Snow is actually a very calming force in nature. I love the way it covers everything, gently reminding the viewer of how much we...

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All Things Considered

Tags: Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Prayer

January 17, 2012 06:33

All things considered, we have it pretty good.Sometimes, we can easily get balled up in our own problems that we fail to recognize that there are many, many people who are struggling with much bigger issues and concerns.Over the past month, I've been talking with a good friend just about every morning. He has a long commute, and I get up really early.

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