Showing posts tagged as 'spirit'

What Are You Dreaming About?

Tags: Inspiration, Mind, Spirit

January 07, 2011 20:57

If you watched any TV this week, you probably heard something about Ted Williams, a homeless man living in Columbus, Ohio. A reporter saw the small sign he was holding as he tried to make a buck along a busy road. Williams had written that he had been an ex-radio announcer who had fallen on hard times.When the reporter spoke to him on camera, Williams responded in a voice that was straight out...

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Simple Daily Happiness

Tags: Blogging, Inspiration, Spirit

January 05, 2011 09:41

Editor's Note: This is a guest contribution from Scott Dinsmore of Reading For Your Success.Some days I wake up with rocket fuel in my veins, ready to take the day by storm. Happiness comes totally natural. But on others it can feel like I have lead weights strapped to my shoes.Have you ever been there?We all have.Happiness is a practice. It’s on us to learn it.While some days are easier to...

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The Gym in January

Tags: Inspiration, Spirit

January 03, 2011 20:10

I knew it was going to be bad when I pulled into the gym parking lot tonight and I had to drive to the far end of the parking lot before finding an open space. Ugh. I was already imaging how long it would be before I found a free treadmill.People forewarned me that these first few days of January were insane. The inside of the gym was packed and there was someone using just about every piece of...

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Te Deum

Tags: Catholic-church, Inspiration, Prayer, Spirit

December 31, 2010 18:44

Since the 4th century, the Te Deum (Thee O God, We Praise) has been sung by the Christian Church on special occasions. Tradition has it that this wonderful hymn of praise is sung on the last day of the year. I can't think of a better way to finish up this first year of Making All Things New.No matter what kind of year you've had, there's plenty to thank God for.

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Peace On Earth

Tags: Inspiration, Prayer, Spirit

December 16, 2010 22:05

There's a lot of Christmas Cards being mailed about now with the words Peace on Earth printed on them. I got one today, and it got me thinking. If there ever was a time when we really needed peace on earth, now would be it.It's such a lofty dream. Can it ever happen? We have to believe that it can. You remember the expression, With God, all things are possible, don't you?

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Nativity Scenes

Tags: Catholic-church, Inspiration, Italy, Spirit

December 12, 2010 21:01

Did you know that it was St. Francis of Assisi who created the first nativity scene?In 1223, Saint Francis had the idea of creating a living portrait of the birth of Jesus, as a way to bring the Gospel stories to life. Legend has it that local shepherds, guarding their flocks outside the small Italian town of Greccio, provided the inspiration.

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A Thoughtful Message

Tags: Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Prayer, Spirit

December 05, 2010 06:25

This past summer, one of my former staff members got married. Being a bit older, they have plenty of things already, and I was really struggling with what gift to give them. Then I remembered a friend telling me about an organization called Charity Water, which works to bring clean drinking water to people in Africa.I went to their website and found out that for a $40 donation, two people would...

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Resolution Check-up

Tags: Inspiration, Spirit

December 01, 2010 16:24

Eleven months ago today, a lot of us made our usual New Year's Resolutions.We decided to get more exercise, be more kind, take better care of ourselves, save more money, enjoy life more, just to name a few.We started off great, but then around January 20th, life started getting in the way.By March, I could hardly remember what I was thinking on that cold January day. I decided to do what?

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What If...

Tags: Inspiration, Mind, Prayer, Spirit

November 28, 2010 06:48

So, the season of Advent is here. For us Christians, this season is supposed to be a time of expectant waiting and preparation for our remembrance of the Nativity of our Lord. What would He ever think of our Black Fridays and Cyber Mondays? We have lost our way...[youtube=]What if we used these weeks of Advent as they were meant to be used? Not so much...

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

November 24, 2010 07:55

As we get ready for the start of the holiday season, this timely message from John Eldredge arrived in my inbox this morning. Over the next several weeks, we'll be with people who love us, but also with those who've hurt us. We'll be given chances to forgive, to seek forgiveness, to reconcile, to bring peace into a broken world. Isn't that what we should be doing anyway?


We must forgive...

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