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Finding God in the Soundtrack of Life

July 27, 2016 // 2 Comments

I once read that the music we listen to becomes the soundtrack of our life. I just love that sentiment! As in a movie with a great soundtrack, music can transport us in time and evoke in us emotions [...]

Listening to God in Nature

July 26, 2016 // 2 Comments

I once went to Morning Prayer during a retreat. While other mornings had been filled with beautiful words and guided meditations that I no longer remember, on this morning the leader simply opened [...]

Listening on the Sea of Galilee

July 25, 2016 // 3 Comments

Last year I was on a boat with 50 people on the Sea of Galilee. Admittedly, this makes praying pretty easy. Our joke during the Holy Land pilgrimage was that you didn’t really have to “imagine” [...]

Sunday Link for 31 Days with St. Ignatius

July 24, 2016 // 0 Comments

We’re entering the final days of 31 Days with St. Ignatius. Today’s entry is A Place to Pray by Vinita Hampton Wright. You might also like to check out the hashtag #31DayswithIgnatius this week [...]

Saturday Link for 31 Days with St. Ignatius

July 23, 2016 // 1 Comment

The end of July nears, but we still have more Ignatian celebration before St. Ignatius’s feast day on July 31. Today in 31 Days with St. Ignatius, enjoy The Foundation of Heroism: Magis by Chris [...]

Encountering God by Tasting a Plum

July 22, 2016 // 2 Comments

More than 20 years ago, I sat at my desk, at my first publishing job, feeling overwhelmed. The desk was piled high with projects, and numerous stresses pressed against my mind that day. To save [...]

Opening My Hands

July 21, 2016 // 0 Comments

In the summer I try my best to go to daily Mass. I’m a high school teacher, so I have plenty of time to do so. But during the last month I made a serious commitment to build up a new film company, [...]

Application of the Senses

July 20, 2016 // 1 Comment

St. Ignatius suggests that we can pray about our senses the way we pray about keeping the Commandments (Spiritual Exercises 247). More characteristically, he suggests using our senses to start [...]

Touch Heals and Restores

July 19, 2016 // 2 Comments

While all of our senses help us to learn and to know about the world, the sense of touch is perhaps the most intimate. Our skin defines our very boundaries as physical persons and is a point of [...]

The Symphony of Your Day

July 18, 2016 // 0 Comments

There are certain routine sounds in our lives that call us into action simply by reflex. The morning alarm clock jolts us out of bed and into our morning routine. The ring tone on our phone beckons [...]
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