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Last Weekend Of 2012

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December 28, 2012 20:57

snowSo, here we are on the last weekend of the year. How has 2012 been for you? No matter how good, bad, complicated, exciting or disappointing it has been, I hope you're planning to take stock over the next couple of days.Over the last week, I've had the chance to spend some quality time with my family and a few old friends. How good it has been :). At the same time, there's been challenges too,...

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Happy Thanksgiving

Tags: Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Prayer, Uncategorized

November 22, 2012 06:46


Thank you, Father, for having created us and given us to each other in the human family. Thank you for being with us in all our joys and sorrows, for your comfort in our sadness, your companionship in our loneliness. Thank you for yesterday, today, tomorrow and for the whole of our lives. Thank you for friends, for health and for grace. May we live this and every day conscious of...

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Coming Out Of The Fog

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December 09, 2011 17:02

Over the last few weeks, I have been feeling like a fog is lifting around me.I've been thinking more clearly, feeling better, and have had a lot more energy. My prayer life has been really good too.I can't really say why this hazy feeling is lifting from me, but I'm just glad that it is. It guess it came on slowly sometime during the fall, which is always a very busy time for me. There was lots...

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Happy Halloween

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October 31, 2011 16:20

Happy Halloween!

I hope you have a safe one! I'm venturing out with one of my friends and his children. It should be fun...

In the Christian tradition, tomorrow is All Saint's Day. This holy day is a chance to remember and honor the many saints who have gone before us, who fought the good fight and stood firm. If there ever was a time that we needed people like them, it would be now. Are you...

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Something New, Part II

Tags: Inspiration, Personal-development, Uncategorized

August 03, 2011 09:34

So, the Life Coach from Tony Robbins thought that I would make a great Life Coach. Of course, she also wanted to sell me several months worth of coaching through them.Throughout the next several days, I couldn't stop thinking about Life Coaching. I went to the library, did web searches, and talked to some of my friends and those I've mentored over the years. I got the thumbs up over and over....

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Make It A Good Day

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June 17, 2011 06:50

Yesterday, a little girl I know missed her last day of school :( Diagnosis: chickenpox and poison ivy. How could one person be so lucky?When her mom told me the news, I knew there would be some drama surrounding the fact that she wouldn't be able to say goodbye to her teacher and friends. So, I jumped in the car and picked up some flowers for her.

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Happy Endings

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May 11, 2011 10:58

Last night, I accomplished one of goals for this year. I finished up teaching my little group of fourth graders, and I have to say it was one of the best experiences I've had in quite awhile. I miss them already.There were certainly some characters in my class, and throughout the year their personalities were evident. Every one of them got me laughing at some time during our eight months...

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Tomato Florentine Soup

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April 30, 2011 20:56

The other day, I noticed that my local grocery store had cheese tortellini on sale at half price. Maybe they were hoping they'd be a popular item during Lent, but got stuck with excess stock.Lately, I've been looking around for some simple recipes for some of the young people who follow Making All Things New and are getting ready for life on their own. Tomato Florentine Soup fits the bill. Easy...

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On Gratitude II

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April 01, 2011 09:45

In my first post on gratitude, I asked you to reflect upon all the gifts we have been given, and how important it is to strive to live a life of gratitude. We are so blessed, and yet most of the time we go about our lives focusing on what we don't have, rather than on what we do have.Today, I want to put a different spin on it. I want us to take a look at ingratitude, not only in our own lives,...

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Black Bean Soup

Tags: Main-course, Soup-on-saturday, Soups-and-stews, Uncategorized, Vegan, Vegetarian

January 08, 2011 06:39

This post is the first of what will be a weekly series entitled Soup on Saturday. Every Saturday, I'm going to post a soup/stew/chili recipe for you to try out.Since it's snowing here today, I was looking for something hearty. If you use this recipe, please post a comment and let us know how it turned out. Enjoy!

Black Bean Soup

1 cup dried black beans, soaked overnight in cold water

1 1/2 tb...

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Upcoming Retreats

Upcoming Events at Bon Secours Retreat and Conference Center, Marriottsville, Maryland.

Jan. 19-21: Making All Things New
This Retreat will focus on providing you with tools to improve your health, deepen your faith, and enjoy life to the fullest

March 17, 9am-1pm: Prayer Walking
This morning will introduce participants to Prayer Walking, which aims to strengthen our bodies and our relationship with God. Please where comfortable shoes and clothing.

May 11-13: Ignatian Spirituality
This Retreat will focus on key practices of Ignatian Spirituality, including St. Ignatius' deep devotion to Mary, the Mother of Jesus.

Sept. 22, 9am-1pm: Ignatian Rules for Eating
Long before our present crisis of diabetes, heart disease, and obesity, St. Ignatius included some Rules for Eating in his Spiritual Exercises. Join us to learn what they are and how they might benefit you or someone you love.

Nov. 16-18: Making All Things New
This Retreat will focus on providing you with tools to improve your health, deepen your faith, and enjoy life to the fullest.

To learn more and register for any of these events, click here for Bon Secours website.

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