Showing posts tagged as 'spirit'

Restoration

Tags: Inspiration, Mind, Prayer, Spirit

February 03, 2011 05:53

Although my area missed the big snow and ice storm which hit the country over the last couple of days, it's still winter around here. Last night I had to salt one of the entrances to our church. Thank God for spreaders:)Over the last several weeks, my prayer life has been focused on God's ability to restore broken things. Sometimes in our busy-ness, we lose sight of just how broken the world...


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Loneliness and Aloneness

Tags: Inspiration, Mind, Prayer, Spirit

February 02, 2011 06:49

Over the past several weeks, I've been talking to a lot of people about their feelings of loneliness. In most people's minds, when we think of someone being lonely, we assume they are single, widowed or divorced. But married people can be lonely too.The question to ask ourselves is how can we help? What can we do to help people overcome their loneliness and feelings of aloneness? What can we do...


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Friendship

Tags: Inspiration, Prayer, Spirit

January 27, 2011 21:26

I'm sure you know the old expression, God doesn't give you something that you can't handle. Lately, I was beginning to doubt it.Quite a few people I know have been going though hard times recently, and all at once they were coming to me with their problems. I think of myself as a pretty strong person, with a solid faith and I'm known to give pretty good advice. When things come at you in waves,...


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Is God There?

Tags: Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Prayer, Spirit

January 26, 2011 06:04

Last night I was talking to my fourth grade class about God's presence in their lives. As we sat in the sanctuary of our church, I asked them to think about ways God shows Himself to them throughout their day. Looking back to the previous week, could they see Him in the everyday events of their lives? Sometimes yes, sometimes no was the answer I got.Most of us would probably answer in the same...


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I'll Be Happy When...

Tags: Inspiration, Mind, Spirit

January 24, 2011 06:06

This is a guest post from a therapist friend of mine. She wanted to add her thoughts to my recent posting How Much Longer?. I'm glad she did :)

I'll Be Happy When...

It seems all of us are waiting for something or someone. Right now, as was mentioned recently on Making All Things New, many of us are waiting for Spring.While looking forward to a warmer month, a vacation, a long awaited homecoming...


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Staying With God

Tags: Inspiration, Mind, Prayer, Spirit

January 20, 2011 06:09

God never forsakes us; we forsake Him. We get so caught up in our concerns and anxieties that we sometimes forget to open our eyes and hearts to His presence. We become self-absorbed.When this happens, we allow ourselves to fall into habits and behaviors that we know are not the best for us. Very quickly other things/people can become our god, and we slip into a of shadow of our true self. This...


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Living In Denial

Tags: Diabetes, Fitness, Inspiration, Mind, Spirit, Type-ii-diabetes

January 17, 2011 06:39

I was talking to a friend yesterday at church about Faith Fighting Diabetes. I wanted him to know about last week's outreach to the Hispanic members of our congregation and how many of them will be screened this upcoming Saturday. I thought he would be interested because he's a diabetic himself.Then he dropped a bombshell. I'm in total denial. I don't do anything I'm supposed to do. What...


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Here Be Dragons

Tags: Inspiration, Mind, Spirit

January 14, 2011 16:18

Don't worry, you're not experiencing a case of deja vu. If you've been reading this blog for a while, you might remember this post from early summer.For some reason, it kept coming up in my mind over the last several days, and, since there are so many new people following Making All Things New, I thought I would re-post it.It has a great message that's worth repeating. It also fits perfectly...


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Don't Keep Waiting

Tags: Inspiration, Mind, Spirit

January 13, 2011 20:30

People would do nothing if they waited until they could do it so well that no one could find fault.John Henry Newman
Does this quote strike a chord with you? Maybe it's a fear of failure, or the perceived risk involved in trying something new. Either way, I think Newman was on to something.Over the last few years, I think many of us have developed an aversion to risk. It could be that you feel...


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Gentler Times

Tags: Inspiration, Mind, Spirit

January 11, 2011 19:26

When was the last time you read a poem?I have a book of the poems of Robert Frost on a bookshelf near my bed, but most of the time it collects dust, and the poems inside go unread. Maybe you have a similar tome resting unopened, sitting somewhere in your house. Sad.


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