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Jesus Got Through to Me

I had spiritual direction yesterday.  The sister I meet with led me in guided meditation.  She asked me if it was okay for her to lead me deeper into something, I said yes.  I came out with this thought from Jesus.  The rest of it is mine to reflect on.  Those who know they can ask about, will.  Those who know I will tell them, it is coming.  Here though, this is what I want to share.

I love you.  I cannot afford to lose you.  I am never going to let go.

 
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Posted by on July 24, 2011 in Inner Reflection

 

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Stand Out Reflections

I just want to share with you a couple of the things that caught my attention in the recent days.

“What I do, I do not understand.  For I do not do what I want, but I do what I hate.  For I do not do the good I want, but I do the evil I do not want.”  Romans 7:15, 19

“Submit to God; resist the devil and he will take flight.”  James 4:7

They are two verses/passages that I have come across that have stuck out for me.  As I read back over the Lectio Divina meditation that we did, I try to make any connections that may be.  We had to write in conversation with Jesus.  It started with writing his words to us then us responding.  I kind of kept going a little.  Maybe these verses will relate and prove some further point.  Who knows at this point what that is besides God.  I just had to share.

 
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Posted by on March 10, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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Prayer at Dawn

This morning again during meditation, I wrote another poem.  It would be cool if this continued as something that happens every morning, like a prayer sort of thing.  Here is what I wrote.

Dawn breaks forth

Another day

May Your light

Guide my way

That the soul

Can feel alive

And my body

Join in the dive

To go out

In ministry

So I give You

Best of me

 
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Posted by on January 6, 2011 in Creative Corner

 

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The Baby Boy Who Came For Us

This morning has brought some good reflection and creativity to my mind.  While in meditation this morning, I wrote another poem.  It has been a while since I have done this.  Here it is!

As I gaze upon the baby boy in the manger

My ever-changing world is filled with hope

A Savior has come down to earth as one of us

To walk with us, as living in sin we do cope

This baby boy grew to be a man of faith

To be God among us, to save us from despair

Who knew but Him, that for us he would die

God who came as man, who for us does care

So gazing at Him in a manger so meek and lowly

A smile goes across this soul’s broken face

If Jesus came as a baby and die for us all

What can I do in return, for this human race

The readings today were so beautiful I must say!  I wish I could reflect on them all, but alas, I shall just talk about the one that we did in meditation.  It is from Matthew 6:45-52, the walking on water.  I was draw to two different things in this reading.

In the course of this story, there are many transitions.  Jesus was with the people, then He dismissed them and went alone to pray, then as He was walking on the water He had only intended to pass the disciples by, then He went in the boat with them.  How similar this is to life sometimes.  For me, I live in a community of people who I am around almost all the time all day every day.  It is always nice to be able to step aside and take time for myself to pray and re-gather myself.  Whenever I come back from that moment aside to myself, I tend to have the feeling of staying in my serenity, in my calm.  The thing is, we need to come back to community, we cannot just stay in our little place but rather be in the community and share our moments with each other.  My action for the week is taking what I gain in my individual time of prayer back to the community.  This could be in words or deeds or my actions.

The other thing that was pointed out from another aspirant.  The phrase “take courage” stood out to her.  In my translation is says “take heart.”  She is going to try to remember that phrase whenever there is a tough decision, or of the like, to be made.  For me, having her point out the difference in translation, I wondered where the courage could be taken from.  Courage comes from the heart and soul where God should abide to flow throughout our entire being. 

This all sounds good to me! 🙂

 
 

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My Retreat Taken Away and a Song Recieved

Today brought the emotion of two very different sorts.  One that leaves me a bit confused, hurt, lost, and frustrated.  The other bringing me such joy.  Here goes the stories.

The best way of me taking a step back (other than going to Jesus) has been taken away from what I am understanding.  I understand the reasons I am being given, but all the same the alternates that were mentioned were just as hazardous as what I do already.  Do I inquire the thoughts of another, or is that overstepping by bounds?  I was told by someone who has a say that I should do what I need in order to be reflective and sane, namely what I am doing.  Now, are there more limits than I thought to this?

A really dear friend of mine has taken a set of poems that I wrote during shared meditation into a song.  It is a conversation between me and the Lord.  As I was listening to it, I started to cry in the best way possible.  She could have not picked something better for timing.  The last line that was added/altered from another was perfect.  God is wonderful the people He puts in our life.  Thank you my friend for the song!

I just got a hug…I needed that.  Thank you to the one who just hugged me (although you may never read this)!

 
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Posted by on November 14, 2010 in Inner Reflection

 

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Peter’s Way of the Cross

This past weekend was the Spring Teen Retreat.  The theme was “Unlikely Heroes.”  For the forgiveness/reconciliation service we did a stations of the cross from Peter’s point of view.  Since I put most of it together, I thought I would share with you all the document.

Peter’s Way of the Cross

I hope that maybe you will enjoy reading it and possibly using it to reflect on by yourself or with a group.  Putting it together was a slight challenge, but it was worth it in the end.

 
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Posted by on May 12, 2010 in Creative Corner, Retreat Experience

 

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Mary’s Way of the Cross

This past Triduum Retreat at the MFRC, I put together a Way of the Cross that was from Mary’s point of view.  It was very interesting to read reflections that could very well be what Mary was thinking.  Instead of putting the whole stations right into the post, I have attached the document I put together.  This is a great meditation to do, please take a look!

Mary’s Way of the Cross

Feel free to comment, I love to hear what people think of it or if they have any ideas on what could be improved.  I did do a leaders guide with what props we set out, but it is more specific to our location.  Enjoy!

 
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Posted by on April 30, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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