"Be Still and know that I am God" 

- Psalm 46:10

 

Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam

– For the greater glory of God

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Saturday
Aug172019

Daily Meditation - Wisdom for Living

Some daily wisdom

1) Pray / be silent (15 Min.) each day and if you are really busy do it for an hour.

2) Exercise a little each day

3) Read a little each day - something that challenges your mind.

4) Do something just because you want to each day.

5) Eat & drink in moderation

Source: Adapted from a March 2000 retreat talk by the late Fr. Jim Babb, SJ - St. Ignatius House, Atlanta , GA

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Friday
Aug162019

Daily Meditation – Everything is Precious

Those who have abandoned themselves to God always lead mysterious lives and receive from God exceptional and miraculous gifts by means of the most ordinary, natural and chance experiences in which there appears to be nothing unusual. The simplest sermon, the most banal conversations, the least erudite books become sources of knowledge and wisdom to these souls by virtue of God’s purpose. This is why they carefully pick up the crumbs which clever minds tread underfoot, for to them everything is precious and a source of enrichment

-  Source:  Jean-Pierre de Caussade, S.J. ,  The Sacrament of the Present Moment (As presented on p.284 in the The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything: A Spirituality for Real Life by  James Martin, S.J.)

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Thursday
Aug152019

Daily Meditation – Active Indifference

Consider your current life and the many gifts and choices for such items as career, relationships, education, finances, etc. How does one decide upon a specific direction or certain concentration among the various choices? One could follow fads, ones own desires, or a personal goal. A fourth way is more difficult and begins with the premise that I will not do anything to break my relationship with God. Subsequently, I then wait to find what God hopes in me. This mind-set has it’s foundation in the belief that I can know what God desires in me and that I can find out.

To achieve such insight one holds in balance the tremendous gifts and choices of ones life world without making one thing the sole focus that will incline the decision one way or another. Rather, one does not try to tell God what will make them happy but rather will wait to find out what God hopes in them and live confidently that God will reveal such desire and that it will make them happy.

Sure, we would all like a nice bright billboard to display clear guidance. However, the process takes prayer, consideration, counsel with trusted friends and all the while always desiring to find what God wants first. It is through God’s many gifts that make a person a great force for good. What a power one who is indifferent and does not cling to wealth or poverty, sickness or health, a certain location or other matter! Rather, only desiring what draws one closer to God and hence truly finding God in all things.

- Adapted from the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius

Be Still | Read | Contemplate It | Listen | Dialogue | Close With Praise and Thanks

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Wednesday
Aug142019

Daily Meditation - Ask, then listen

God is your Father. He is a loving Father with wonderful plans for His children. Regardless of the greatest plan you can put together for yourself with the greatest power of your imagination, His plan is better, greater, more exciting, and more rewarding. Believe in His plan. Ask Him to reveal His plan to you. Then listen…

- Source: p.38 & 39, A Call to Joy - Living in the Presence of God, by Mathew Kelly

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Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam – For the greater glory of God

Tuesday
Aug132019

Daily Meditation – Our Potential through God

"Do not compare yourself to others, because you limit your potential in me"

- Source: Received from the Holy Spirit in prayer to a faithful, consecrated prayer warrior!

 

Be Still | Read | Contemplate It | Listen | Dialogue | Close With Praise and Thanks

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