Showing posts tagged as 'spirit'

It was the best...

Tags: Blogging, Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Spirit, Travel

August 05, 2014 07:51

Grand canyon I was leading a youth group trip out to Arizona, and one of the highlights was staying at a hotel on the rim of the Grand Canyon. One one particular morning, a few of us got up very early and walked over to the El Tovar Hotel. The restaurant was just opening, and through the large windows overlooking the canyon, we could see that it was going to be a glorious day. Shortly after we were seated,...

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Taking Some Time Away

Tags: Inspiration, Spirit, Travel

July 29, 2014 08:31

asylamar sunsetSorry for the pause in my posts. This has been a tough semester, my final one, thank God, and I'm just finishing up on my last paper. I had the chance to get out to California for a little vacation recently, and I got to experience both the mountains and the sea, all in one quick week. Vacations always go by too fast, don't they?

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Something New

Tags: Blogging, Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Spirit

March 04, 2014 18:03

Making All Things New WebAfter many drafts and revisions, I thought it high time to unveil a logo designed just for this site. Of course, I could describe each little part, since everything has meaning behind it. For now, I think, it would be better just to ponder it a bit. Any feedback would be most appreciated. A young lady I met while doing campus ministry at McDaniel College is the designer.I'm sure I must have...

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Diabetes Awareness Month

Tags: Diabetes, Spirit, Type-ii-diabetes

November 19, 2013 12:03

don't give upNovember is Diabetes Awareness Month, and before too much more time slipped away, I thought it important to mention it.If you read my posts regularly, you know that diabetes has become a nationwide epidemic, with 25.8 million people having the disease, and 79 million people having pre-diabetes. These are staggering numbers.Take Control Of Your Diabetes recently came out with their latest...

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Happy Independence Day

Tags: Inspiration, Spirit, Travel

July 04, 2013 08:29

statlibYears before 9/11, I had the chance to visit the Statue of Liberty, climbing all the way to the top and taking in the view from the windows of her crown. It was amazing, and I'm grateful to have had that opportunity, since, due to fears of terrorism, such climbs are no longer allowed. Today, the Statue is open again, having been closed for months because of another attack, this one coming from...

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What Are You Tending?

Tags: Blogging, Gardening, Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Personal-development, Spirit

May 01, 2013 08:47

Happy May Day! The picture above and the guest post below are from Spirit Daily, a website I visit often. Given my recent posts about my own garden, I thought the post does a great job of taking garden imagery and adapting it for spiritual insights. I hope you'll think the same.

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A Sober House

Tags: Inspiration, Spirit

April 30, 2013 05:26

guymBy chance, I ran into an old acquaintance last Saturday at my local nursery. I'm not exactly sure where we first met, but we see each other out in the community now and again, and from time to time she'll post a comment here at Making All Things New.When I asked her how she was doing, she told me she's getting ready to retire this summer. Now, when most people retire, they dream of travel,...

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A Pope Named Francis

Tags: Catholic-church, Papacy, Spirit

March 16, 2013 19:23

francisWith so much activity this past week, I didn't have the chance to post anything about the new Pope, Francis I.I have to admit that I've been really impressed with this man, an unlikely candidate going into the conclave. The old saying, "the cardinal who goes into the conclave a pope always comes out a cardinal" was proven true once again. As I sat taking it all in, I remembered something my...

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Waiting for a new Pope

Tags: Catholic-church, Papacy, Prayer, Spirit

March 12, 2013 15:38

blacksmokeThe Catholic Church has been on a bit of a roller coaster recently. When Pope Benedict XVI resigned a few weeks ago, it was the first time in centuries that something like this had happened.With the help of modern media, people like you and me are more in tune to what's happening over in Rome than ever before.I'm not sure what the answer is, but as I watched the television this morning and saw...

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Ugh, the Snow

Tags: Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Prayer, Spirit

March 05, 2013 16:06

baltosnowLast week, I was praising the joy of the impending spring. The season was being heralded by some wonderful little dwarf iris that were blooming by my driveway gate.This week, starting tomorrow and ending late Wednesday, snow, snow and more snow for the Baltimore area.

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