Discernment, Prayer and the Spiritual Exercises

To my surprise, I discovered a beautiful peacock butterfly pressed close against the French doors. It was tucked away behind the blinds and repeatedly striking its wings against the glass in an attempt to fly out into the garden. The weather was...
A peacock butterfly
The secondary response though that I have observed is not the knee jerk reaction of above, but one of empathy and coming together. At a deep level we all as people recognize the need for one another and the need to reach out for help and to help. We...
Campbell's soup
Settling down with my things I was quite surprised that they began a conversation. My husband joined me and the conversation continued. Actually, it continued for what must have been two hours as we travelled. The people opposite were country folk...
A view of rural Somerset
There's so much 'no', 'not good enough', 'I'm not interested', 'that's disappointing' in our working environment, it's blocking enthusiasm, creativity, and life expression, for the sake of efficiency, productivity and comfort. And between 'do it...
Flowers and a card saying 'thank you'
I was very disappointed. I tried random different flavours, but they were not as good as raspberry. There was no icecream place we have not searched, and I wasn't satisfied with anything I tried, as I was comparing it with my memory of raspberry...
Raspberry Icecream
At one time I would try to pray at bedtime but I have noticed that bedtime is not a good time for me to do anything except sleep. This is, of course, a blessing. I don't have trouble getting to sleep. So that possible slot is gone. In the mornings I...
A woman walking on paving stones in the rain
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