Avoiding A Break-Up

In the movie The Break Up, there is a funny, yet poignant scene in which Gary (Vince Vaughn) is dumbfounded that his girlfriend Brooke (Jennifer Aniston) is upset with him. You see, after he begrudgingly agrees to help her with...
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Discernment Questions

Like many of you, I love hearing the stories of where LaSallers have spent their $500 checks. They were creative, inspiring, and thought-provoking. Thought I’ve heard a lot of ideas, I don’t have one for myself yet. I still have...
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Discernment within Community

“Be content not to see, and put aside your need to know. Accept that someone is lovingly moving within you, even if you do not yet recognize that it is God at work.” ~ Anonymous In 2001 my family moved...
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Ignatius, this is Steven Colbert

Part way through our first meeting someone reflected on The Way of Discernment by Elizabeth Liebert, and asked, “What did you think of Chapter 1?” Thayer and Cate responded, “It’s just Jesuit spiritual practice, you know.” As the timekeeper I...
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Lionfish Learning

Discernment in my personal life has always meant analyzing my choices carefully, and not making a rash decision that I might regret later. However, when a group of thoughtful Christians come together monthly for eighth months to pray and discuss...
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Active Waiting

“Dear God, I am so afraid to open my clenched fists! Who will I be when I have nothing left to hold on to? Who will I be when I stand before you with empty hands? Please help me to...
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Sustainability and Waiting

During the prayer time at our last meeting a few people in our group felt like the Lord was leading us to a single word: sustainability. There is still a lot of uncertainty in our group at this time regarding...
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With My Own Hands

As I thought and prayed about the LSC $500, I ran hard into some paragraphs from George McDonald:   “….the first thing in regard to money is to keep it from doing harm…. neither Christ nor his apostles did anything...
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Faith Promise

“Are we caught up on our LSC giving yet?” Maria asked me a week or so ago. “Yes,” I replied, with a hint of where-have-you-been? attitude in my tone. I continued, “I got us all caught up through October and...
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