An Alternative Lasagna

Tags: Fitness, Italy, Main-course, Soup-on-saturday, Soups-and-stews, Vegetarian

February 22, 2014 09:36

garden lasagnaToday's guest post comes from one of my good friends. She's a pharmacist, and also a very healthy eater. She saw the lasagna recipe I posted last week and wanted us all to consider a healthier version. Thanks to her, we now have a terrific and tasty option. :) Her sharing continues now...


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Vegetarian Lasagna

Tags: Italy, Main-course, Soup-on-saturday, Soups-and-stews, Vegetarian

February 15, 2014 14:44

tuscansunriseI know, a rather odd picture to post on vegetarian lasagna.The thing is, this recipe from Saveur magazine, feeds 6-8, and I don't have any company coming over. Long story short, I'm not making it just for myself, since I know I'd probably end up eating all myself. It's just that good :)


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Here Comes The Sun

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

February 14, 2014 08:05

snowy sunriseAfter a very snowy day and evening yesterday, I was so grateful to see the sun peaking through the spruce trees in my back yard.That bit of cinderblock you see running through the snow is my retaining wall, which is about four feet high. Yes, I may have snow lingering till Memorial Day.


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A Great Sign

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

February 10, 2014 06:52

gallagher2This image is of the nearly 500-year-old logo of the Society of Jesus, founded by St. Ignatius of Loyola. Over the last several weeks, I've been working on a logo for this blog, and Ignatius' sunburst will be woven into mine. I can't wait to share it with you :)


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Longing For Springtime

Tags: Gardening, Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration

February 08, 2014 14:09

tulipsWith plenty of ice and snow on the ground, the weather people are telling us to prepare for another round of winter weather. I wonder who the patron saint of spring might be. We need his/her help, and soon.As I was walking around the nearly frozen pond at a retreat center a few weeks ago, I thought about how beautiful the grounds are there in spring. I got to thinking about the bulbs just below...


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Walking Off The Weight

Tags: Body, Diabetes, Fitness, Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Type-ii-diabetes

January 28, 2014 08:13

onestepWhen I was first diagnosed with Type II diabetes, I came to quickly understand the importance of daily exercise.For me, my exercise of choice was and is walking. Not only is it cheap, but it also gets me outside when the weather is nice. Right now, its freezing outside, so a trip to the mall is how I get my daily walk in, making a big loop inside, where it's nice and warm.


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Straining Towards The Prize

Tags: Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Personal-development, Type-ii-diabetes

January 27, 2014 09:59

saint ignatius14One of the presenters on my retreat this weekend mentioned this statue in her talk. It's of St. Ignatius of Loyola, and it can be found in Guelph, Canada.As I looked at the image, I couldn't help but think of the words of St. Paul: "... forgetting what lies behind but straining forward to what lies ahead, I continue my pursuit toward the goal, the prize of God's upward calling, in Christ Jesus"...


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Thanks St. Ignatius

Tags: Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Prayer

January 26, 2014 19:17

bonsecours sunriseWow, I'm just settling back at home from a wonderful time on retreat. It was a powerful weekend for everyone. Thanks to all who came, and don't forget to email me so we can start the next part of our spiritual pilgrimage.


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Lentil Marinara Sauce

Tags: Italy, Main-course, Nutrition, Soup-on-saturday, Soups-and-stews, Type-ii-diabetes, Vegan, Vegetarian

January 18, 2014 11:59

lentil marinaraYou're in for a treat. This dish will be the main course for the first night of my upcoming retreat.I've made it twice now, and I will say that I think it tastes much better the second day. Delicious either way, and I'm sure, if you try it, you'll be making it time and time again.


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I've Got This

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

January 17, 2014 17:08

gotthisThere's a boy in my class who has started using the phrase, "I've got this" for just about everything I ask my class to do.Maybe it's self motivation, or it just might be seventh grade bravado, but a few nights ago he raised his hand to read a wordy and difficult Scripture passage. He did great, and I could see he was happy with himself when he finished. He got it.


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