Showing posts tagged as 'prayer'


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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Happy Easter

Tags: Catholic-church, Prayer

April 08, 2012 08:31

"Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen. Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee, that the Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and on the third day rise."

Luke 24:5-7

Wishing you a most joyous Easter Season!

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Good Friday

Tags: Catholic-church, Prayer

April 06, 2012 14:32

"But he was wounded for our transgressions, crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the punishment that made us whole, and by his wounds we were healed." Isaiah 53:5

It is hard to believe another Good Friday is here. It's a beautiful day in my area, and I've just come back from a walk. I'll be heading off to church a bit later, but I sometimes feel like just getting out in nature helps me...

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Balancing Life

Tags: Inspiration, Prayer, Spirit

April 02, 2012 06:58

Yesterday marked the beginning of Holy Week, a time when Christians spiritually prepare themselves for Easter. I hope and pray that these days might be a time of reflection and inspiration for you.Recently, I was at a men's conference, and the speaker said something that really got me thinking about life.He said that there are four main parts to each person's life: physical, mental, social and...

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Seeking Peace

Tags: Catholic-church, Inspiration, Prayer

March 27, 2012 07:51

When was the last time you went away for some time of prayer and reflection?For most people, the answer might benever. That's sad, because we all need some time to decompress from the stresses of life. We all know things have been tough for a lot of people, and all this stress has taken its toll.Some might seek the peace they need by going to the ocean, the mountains, or maybe even the desert....

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Left To Tell

Tags: Inspiration, Mind, Prayer

March 21, 2012 07:23

Left To Tell writtenby a Rwandan woman named ImmaculeeIlibagiza.When I told her I had never heard of the book, she promised to loan me her copy, which she brought the following week.I was in the midst of reading another book at the time, and it was only over last weekend that I was able to get into this powerful story about the Rwandan holocaust which took place in 1994.

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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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Ash Wednesday

Tags: Catholic-church, Inspiration, Prayer

February 21, 2012 11:44

For most Christians, tomorrow marks the beginning of Lent, a season of repentance, forgiveness and mercy.This penitential season leads us to the great feast of Easter, when we remember Christ's resurrection.So, why start with ashes? From Old Testament times (Esther 4:3, Isaiah 58:3, Jeremiah 6:26, Daniel 9:3), ashes have been a sign of repentance. Jesus spoke of the use of sackcloth and ashes...

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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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