Showing posts tagged as 'inspiration'

Developing Routines

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

August 23, 2012 05:36

Over the last six months, I haven't been maintaining my eating and exercising routines that have helped me rectify some health issues. My weight has been creeping up, along with my blood sugar numbers.This hasn't happened all at once, but slowly, over time. I don't know about you, but it's easier not to think about it if changes happen over weeks and months versus hours and days.

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Fresh Starts

Tags: Catholic-church, Inspiration, Prayer

August 19, 2012 21:33

We started our Freshmen Retreat today in the little chapel to the left of this photo. Known as Little Baker Chapel, people have been praying here since the late 1800's, and today was our chance to continue the tradition.The place was packed as our new participants in Campus Ministry joined with their parents and a small group of student leaders who will be responsible for the retreat. I don't...

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Tags: Inspiration, Personal-development, Prayer

August 13, 2012 07:22

I hope your weekend was a good as mine. I got a lot done, visited with friends, went to a crab feast, and enjoyed the much cooler weather that has come our way.Yesterday, I had the chance to sit out on my patio for quite a while and catch up on my reading. It was great to be able to sit in my backyard for more than thirty minutes before being forced back into the air-conditioned coolness of the...

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Time Away

Tags: Inspiration, Travel

August 08, 2012 12:32

I'm just getting back from a week's vacation in California. Between camping at the beach, a high school reunion, and visiting with friends and family, I was pretty busy. It was a great time and I feel recharged. Isn't that what time away is supposed to do for us?My mom asked me what my favorite part was, and I told her it was camping at the beach. I don't make it there much anymore, and when I...

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The Feast of St. Ignatius- Free eBook Today Only

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

July 31, 2012 00:06

Today, July 31st, is the Feast of St. Ignatius. I've gotten to know this great saint over the last several years, and I've also come to understand that, even though he lived nearly 500 years ago, his teachings still have an impact on us today.Instead of a long post highlighting some key points of Ignatian Spirituality, I thought I'd just provide you with a link to Ignatian,...

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Tags: Inspiration, Spirit

July 27, 2012 11:57

Last Thursday night, I had to put my dog Maggie to sleep :( I got her about nine years ago from our local Humane Society, and she's been a faithful pet ever since.When I first saw her, I liked her, but when the kennel folks brought us together, she peed all over the floor. Not a good sign. They begged me to give her a chance. She had been abused by her former owner, and she as very scared...

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Vacation Time

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

July 23, 2012 06:57

I heard a really good sermon yesterday preached by our newly ordained priest. He's from Columbia, and his messages are simple and practical.He talked about the necessity of taking vacations, of being quiet, the need for relaxation and recharging. How true.He also talked about the importance of not taking a vacation from God. So often, we do just that. We don't think much about God while we're...

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Reversing Diabesity

Tags: Diabetes, Fitness, Inspiration, Nutrition, Type-ii-diabetes

July 18, 2012 07:13

This past Saturday, I had lunch in Washington DC with one of my professors. He was getting ready to leave for vacation, and I needed to return a bunch of books to the library, so we got together to talk about my doctoral project. It will be focused on helping people prayerfully transform their health, the target audience being folks who are overweight and have type II diabetes.

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Taking A Breather

Tags: Diabetes, Gardening, Inspiration, Nutrition, Type-ii-diabetes, Vegetarian

July 12, 2012 06:25

With the click of my mouse, I'll be emailing the last of my class papers this morning :) Going back to school hasn't been easy, but I am grateful for the experience, and grateful that my classes are over until next year.Now, it's time to take a breath and then get back to business. I hope you've been to your local farmer's market by now. There is so much great stuff to buy, but I'm still...

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Happy Independence Day

Tags: Catholic-church, Inspiration, Prayer

July 04, 2012 10:17

Sorry for the delay in posting. I'm just about done with my first semester as a doctoral student, and am now in the midst of finishing my final three papers. I will be marking a second, more personal "independence day" when they are done :)

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