Thursday, April 3, 2014

St. Ignatius and Mama Kat

Open a blank blog post and "right click paste" in the body of the post...what was pasted? Explain it.

Philippians 4:4-7
The Message (MSG)

4-5 Celebrate God all day, every day. I mean, revel in him! Make it as clear as you can to all you meet that you’re on their side, working with them and not against them. Help them see that the Master is about to arrive. He could show up any minute!
6-7 Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.

This was my Bible reading when I woke up this morning. I had copied it from Bible Gateway to share the text on Facebook.

Last weekend I went on a directed silent retreat through Dovehouse Ministries. The spiritual director guides people in the Ignatian Practices, a method of praying scripture and meditation developed by St. Ignatius in the 16th century and followed by the Jesuits.

So now each morning I wake up earlier than I previously had and gather my Bible, notebook, pen, and practice book. I set my timer and I read scripture, pray, and listen for God's words for me. Some days are wonderful -- like today -- where the scripture goes straight to my being addressing issues I am aware of in my life. Other days it is harder to stay focused, but I see those days as training in a discipline of worship -- exercise for my spiritual self, it you will.

Right click and see what comes up for you this morning :)

linking up with Writer's Workshop


  1. Prayer, study, and meditating is so healing and uplifting! Not to mention the answers that come we are searching for. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Lovely! The "Copy and Paste" posts from Mama Kat's (Pretty Much Famous) Writing Workshop have been my favorite. Thanks for sharing.

  3. I love the message about worries...I just wish it was that easy to let them go!

  4. That's a cool idea, praying scripture. :) Thanks for sharing.


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