Every day we make decisions that shape our destiny. Think about it, when we look back at the last 10 years of our lives, we would probably see real TURNING POINTS. We have made life-changing, destiny-altering decisions; decisions that are so important that if we had made a completely different one, our lives would have been completely different. I have about a couple of that.
I know that we've talked about discernment as making spiritual (i.e. prayer-led) decisions in your life. I'd like us to take a step back and reflect on a more inclusive-and basic and foundational-- understanding of discernment. Discernment is not just about making particular life-changing decisions in our lives. Discernment is about choosing God, despite the … Continue reading Discernment is Finding God in All Things
Spirituality is having the belief that there is a power greater than oneself; that there are things outside one's control. It is living life in a deeper, more profound way, having a deep sense of life's 'truths'. Spirituality has been defined consistently by scientists as the search for or connection with “the sacred”. The Sacred … Continue reading Tips on Practical Spirituality (Part 1)
When you have found your happiness, ironically that is when the real trouble begins. That is when the real battle, as it were, for your soul starts. Life is not as easy and as simple as forsaking the world and gaining your soul anymore. Our life in the marketplace and the world of work points us to the possibility of great success and the potential to do great, life-giving and meaningful work.
From 31 Days With St. IgnatiusGod Surprises in Peas and Teas “You know I don’t eat anything green,” insisted my youngest son, pushing his plate of mashed potatoes, meatloaf, and green peas away from him with a single finger. Arms crossed, six-year-old Chris glared at me across the dining room table. His older brother stuck … Continue reading #211: God Surprises in Peas and Teas
How Do You Know If You Have Found God? Lisa Kelly Ignatian Spirituality How do you “know” if you have “found God” in something, in a moment of your day? For me it is like hitting a hard reset on my computer; It is reconnecting to my mission, to that which makes me tick and … Continue reading #184: How Do You Know If You Have Found God?
Today, I want to try something new. Finding God in all things is at the core of Ignatian Spirituality and is rooted in our growing awareness that God can found in every one, in every event, in our histories--even the seemingly bad experiences we have gone through. When we learn to pay more attention to … Continue reading #183: Finding God in All Things
Click on the link below and discover (or rediscover) a new way of praying today. The Lunchtime Examen invites you to pause at noontime (or whatever time fits your calendar) to review your day in the presence of God. The Lunchtime Examen Jim Manney, author of A Simple, Life-Changing Prayer: Discovering the Power of St. … Continue reading #183: Where Can I Find God?