Faith, books, and everything in-between...
Hey Tiffany! I think growing spiritually is a lot like exercising - when you first start a new exercise routine, it's DIFFICULT, messy and sweaty and no one likes it. But, if you push through the hard part and PERSEVERE, you will be rewarded at the end - you will be slimmer, have more energy, feel better about yourself. Growing spiritually is very much like that - you strengthen your spiritual muscles just like your physical muscles by exercising them, and the way you do that is by going through difficult times. If you can stay in the job situation you are in and not run away, but wait patiently and persevere through it, you will be rewarded in God's timing. Try new opportunities that you think might help the situation - knock on doors, if they stay closed, then wait for another. When a door opens, go through it and see where that leads. TRUST that God will lead you where you are meant to go. I will continue to pray for you. HUGS. Cindy
Hi Cindy!Yes, all absolutely true. I spent a LOT of time thinking about this over the past week, and to be honest, I think that I'm being called to stay where I'm at, at least for now. And I feel at peace. So to me, that's God! :)
Hi, Tiffany! Commenting (and reading/listening/watching) after a long time of not being around. . . It's true that yoga will give both your body and your mind a workout. (And if you really do want to sweat during yoga, there are "hot" yoga classes out there! They turn up the thermostat.)I'm glad you talked about the LIVING WELL book. I was just doing some post-Mass puzzling today about how I really can tune in more to what God and the Blessed Mother are trying to communicate to me in my daily life, how I can be better at teaching especially when it gets challenging. . . which seems like ALL THE TIME lately thanks to cold weather and students who are angry/sad/tired/mean/disrespectful. Spring is not too far away, right? ;)
Hi Kate! So glad you are back! Yes, I REALLY loved the yoga class, will provide an update next week on Tea Time! And yeah, the winter doldrums. We're all there! Fr. Joe just said yesterday at Mass that he just smelled his first skunk of the season - this means spring is coming. :0
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