Showing posts tagged as 'mind'

Professor of Love

Tags: Inspiration, Mind

October 18, 2010 20:18

Over the years, the faith formation program I coordinate at my church has become known as a place where children with special needs are welcomed and nurtured. I remember it was about seven or eight years ago that a parent called me asking if we could help her son. She explained that the church they had belonged to felt they weren't equipped to help kids with special needs, and basically...

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Into The Light

Tags: Blogging, Catholic-church, Inspiration, Mind, Prayer, Spirit

October 13, 2010 20:01

I hope you had the chance to follow some of the rescue efforts at San Jose Mine in Copiano, Chile that are taking place today. After 69 days underground, miner after miner was hoisted up nearly 2,000 feet of rock and into the sunlight, fresh air, and the waiting arms of loved ones and rescue workers.These thirty-three men are being rescued from the longest underground entrapment in history. It...

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A Very Good Day

Tags: Blogging, Diabetes, Inspiration, Mind, Prayer, Spirit, Type-ii-diabetes

October 12, 2010 22:22

Thanks for everyone who was praying for our Faith Fights Diabetes meeting this morning. To say that it was a success would be an understatement. I don't know how many people will ultimately sign up to help with this initiative, but there is no question in my mind that our message resonated with the nearly sixty people who came.The statistics are simply too hard to ignore. I talked about some...

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Don’t Stop Dreaming

Tags: Inspiration, Italy, Mind, Travel

October 10, 2010 22:10

Where's your happy place? When I'm having a tough day, I close my eyes and think about Tuscany. Over the last twenty years, I've had the great blessing to visit this wonderful part of Italy many times. If I were rich, I'd have an apartment in Florence overlooking the Piazza della Signoria. Almost always noisy and crowded with tourists, I'd love to set my alarm to go off in the middle of the...

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The Holy Grail

Tags: Inspiration, Mind, Prayer, Spirit

October 09, 2010 11:47

The Threshold of Transformation, and on one particular day the reflection was on the search for the Holy Grail.The hunt of the Holy Grail has been to told and re-told in various cultures for centuries. The story's appeal hits at the heart of one the deepest desires of all people, that being union with God. The original story has Joseph of Arimathea bringing a cup in which some of the blood of...

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Good Friends

Tags: Inspiration, Mind, Prayer, Spirit

October 01, 2010 22:40

A faithful friend is a sturdy shelter; he who finds one finds a treasure.

A faithful friend is beyond price,no sum can balance his worth.

A faithful friend is a life-saving remedy, such as he who fears God finds.

For he who fears God behaves accordingly, and his friend will be like himself.

Sirach 6:14-17

I had the chance to go out to lunch with some friends today. It was good hanging out with...

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Fourth Grade

Tags: Catholic-church, Inspiration, Mind, Prayer

September 28, 2010 21:58

We're looking at a new textbook series at work, and I decided that, if we were to switch, it might be a good idea for me to get back into the classroom and try it out myself. So, this year I'm going to teach a 4th grade class. Today was our first session, and I'm whooped. I forgot how much energy kids this age have. Trust me, it's a lot :)That being said, they are fun to be around, and me and...

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Use Your Imagination

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

September 17, 2010 13:40

I know, it's a bit early for Nativity scenes, but let me explain :) Use of our imagination is a key component of Ignatian Spirituality. It's funny, as we get older most of us don't daydream like we used to. Remember when you were a kid, and you could close your eyes and instantly transport yourself to some epic event, with you playing a key role? I'm not sure how it happens, but it seems to me...

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