In my case, I’ve packed my July with hopes and to-do’s because I am hopeful that another teaching job will come our way when school opens again on August 12.
Therefore, I’m on the speedy (15 minutes or so a day), reconnect tour of reading a few sentences or paragraphs about the spiritual exercises of Ignatius. The plan is to grab a quick break each day of this July.
Here is the link: http://www.ignatianspirituality.com/31-days-with-saint-ignatius/
My husband and I both have emotional and spiritual ties to the Jesuits by way of The Milford (Ohio) Retreat Center and Xavier University (Cincinnati, Ohio). We’ve both dreamt of a month alone at a retreat house on silent retreat.
At which point the laundry dryer sound goes off or a basketball hits the side of the house and we are reminded that our current life phase is in no way monastic.
the first fifteen minutes of this online mini retreat included the suggestion that with each basketball slam, or burned hamburger, we could choose to just think or say,”God is here.”
Have a great day and weekend, talk to you on Monday,
p.s. The tree photo is from a Facebook page I follow called “Caring and Couragous Kids,” a site that advocates healthy name calling.