"Be Still and know that I am God" 

- Psalm 46:10

 

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– For the greater glory of God

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Friday
Dec152017

Daily Meditation – God Listens

For I know well the plans I have in mind for you, says the LORD, plans for your welfare, not for woe, plans to give you a future full of hope.  When you call me, when you go to pray to me, I will listen to you. When you look for me, you will find me. Yes, when you seek me with all your heart, you will find me with you, says the LORD, and I will change your lot;

- Jeremiah 29: 11-14

- In loving memory of Michael Montpetit, young adult who passed on 12/16/2010.

[To all subscribers, please say a prayer for this fine young man and all those who love him.  May the peace and strength of our God be with all those grieving the loss of a loved one.]

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Thursday
Dec142017

Daily Meditation – Take the Long View

[Consider your life and daily circumstances in the context of the “long view.” God guides our days and is fully present on a moment to moment basis.]

“We know that all things work for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose.”

- Romans 8:29


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Wednesday
Dec132017

Tools for Discernment / Decision Making

St. Ignatius focused much effort on reflecting and feeling the movement of the spirit. The following exercise assists in the decision making process.  This tool for discernment comes down to the movement of the spirit and also involves removing oneself from the situation to look at it independently and objectively.
  
For this exercise, consider a circumstance in your life for which you are discerning some action. Imagine being asked the following questions. Afterwards, be aware of how you are feeling (happy, sad, joy, anger, stress, peace, etc.). If it helps, journal afterwards.
  
The following questions were used for someone discerning a job change.
  
1.  Imagine that I came to you with the same situation and asked for advice. What would you advise me to do? 
2.  Imagine you are at the end of your life. What do you wish you had done?
3.  Put on the new job, place yourself in the position. Wear it and see how it feels.
4.  Put on your existing position, place yourself in the position. Wear it and see how it feels.
5.  Are you running away from something or toward something?
6.  Where do you feel inner peace?
  

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Tuesday
Dec122017

Daily Meditation – Strive for Strength

[Consider being in the physical presence of Jesus as he communicates the sense of urgency to accept the present opportunity and strive to draw closer daily]

He passed through towns and villages, teaching as he went and making his way to Jerusalem. Someone asked him, "Lord, will only a few people be saved?" He answered them, "Strive to enter through the narrow gate, for many, I tell you, will attempt to enter but will not be strong enough. After the master of the house has arisen and locked the door, then will you stand outside knocking and saying, 'Lord, open the door for us.' He will say to you in reply, 'I do not know where you are from.' And you will say, 'We ate and drank in your company and you taught in our streets.' Then he will say to you, 'I do not know where (you) are from. Depart from me, all you evildoers!' And there will be wailing and grinding of teeth when you see Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God and you yourselves cast out. And people will come from the east and the west and from the north and the south and will recline at table in the kingdom of God. For behold, some are last who will be first, and some are first who will be last."

- Luke 13: 22-30

 

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Monday
Dec112017

Daily Meditation - Reliance on God

Relying on God has to begin all over again, every day as if nothing had yet been done.
- C.S. Lewis

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Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam – For the greater glory of God