Showing posts tagged as 'mind'

A Spirituality of Place

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

May 18, 2014 07:30

DSC01321For the last three days, I've been trying to find the time to get this post up. Between work, school, and keeping up with yard work, I've barely had two minutes. Until now.A few days ago, I posted on the Ignatian principle ofFinding God In All Things. Over the last several years, I've been able to successfully integrate this spiritual concept into my daily living. Well, most days...

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Get Walking

Tags: Body, Fitness, Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Mind, Personal-development, Prayer

April 02, 2014 09:07

roadOver the last two days, I've finally gotten back to talking daily walks in my neighborhood. Because of the winter we've had, it's literally been months since I've been able to get out. I realized the first morning how much I've missed it.Even though, throughout the winder, I continued to exercise either at the gym or in front of my t.v. watching an exercise video, nothing beats getting out in...

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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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An Ignatian Thought

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

January 12, 2014 17:44

DecernmentOver the past several days, I've been getting myself ready for my upcoming retreat. It's all a bit overwhelming, with lots to do and lots to think about.What are we going to do? What am I going to say?A reoccurringchallenge found in St. Ignatius' Spiritual Exercises kept coming up in my mind as I prepared my talks. I was thinking about what it might mean to those who will be listening to me,...

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Do You Trust This Much?

Tags: Inspiration, Mind, Prayer

June 29, 2013 20:22

walendLast Sunday night, I was glued to my t.v. screen, a rare occurrence for me.Nik Wallenda was walking a tightrope across the Little Colorado River Gorge. Maybe you saw it too.

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The Small Stuff

Tags: Inspiration, Mind, Personal-development, Travel

January 31, 2013 23:55

sunsetget]I had the chance to visit the Getty Museum today and it was a wonderful, albeit short visit.Before we checked out an exhibit on the art of Florence at the dawn of the Renaissance, my family and I had a bite to eat at the museumcafe. As we sat there on themarble patio, sipping wine and eating our sandwiches, my mom made a comment about it being a quintessential California day. She was so right.

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Don't Give Up

Tags: Inspiration, Mind, Personal-development, Prayer

September 07, 2012 21:54

I was talking with a group of college students tonight, and the theme was the power of prayer.I shared with them a personal experience of years of prayer for a particular intention, but those prayers seemed to go unanswered. I prayed. My family prayed. My friends prayed. Nothing seemed to happen. We got discouraged. Some stopped praying. I gave up more than once.

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Labor Day

Tags: Inspiration, Mind, Personal-development

September 03, 2012 12:39

So, how has your holiday weekend been? As we mark the end of the potential summer vacations, I hope you've had the chance to relax a bit.I've used my time to catch up on some yard work and a bit of housecleaning. As the rains have come and gone, I've had to alternate between being in the yard and being inside, but so far, quite a bit is being accomplished on both fronts.Last night, I started...

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Its Never Too Late

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

June 23, 2012 20:40

There's a popular Christian song that's getting a lot of airtime right now. By Toby Mac, the title is "Get Back Up" and, although it's not what I would call easy listening, it's very catchy and I think most people would like it. The YouTube video is below for anyone who wants a look. But the beat of the song is not important. It's the lyrics of the refrain that resonated with me, and I'm hoping...

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Sufficient Grace

Tags: Catholic-church, Inspiration, Mind, Prayer

June 11, 2012 07:16

Over the last couple of weeks, I've been working hard on a paper for my spirituality class.The paper is on St. Bonaventure'sunderstanding of grace, as presented in his document called the Breviloquium. The challenge of the paper is how to help people in 2012 understand the thought of this Medievalwriter, and make his beautiful understanding of grace come alive for them.

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