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Energetic Resolve

Energetic Resolve   Presence of God – O Lord, make me persevere in seeking You and in serving You, in spite of all the difficulties which I may encounter. MEDITATION St. Teresa says that anyone who wishes to give himself to prayer with profit must make “an earnest and most determined resolve not to halt” on the way he has chosen. This means that we must give ourselves to prayer, not for... Read More

Spiritual Reading, Better Prayer: 30 Days w/ Teresa of Avila Days 13 & 14

Spiritual Reading, Better Prayer Life 30 Days w/Teresa of Avila Days 13 & 14   Follow the example of St. Teresa of Avila. Today's show focuses on overcoming faults with spiritual direction and improving prayer life with spiritual reading. Listen to a discussion of the letters of St. Teresa from the book 30 Days with Teresa of Avila. Topics/Questions covered in the show: What is “false... Read More

Is it a Sin to Put Yourself Down?

September 26, 2014 by  
Filed under False Humility, Patti Armstrong, Pride, Sin

Is it a Sin to Put Yourself Down? “Oh, I’m so inept!  I can’t do anything right!” There are endless variations of the self-deprecating rants. They are dressed up like humility but smack of pride. The person announcing his failings probably does not boast and is instead seeking a humble path, but he unwittingly travels by way of pride.  Whether boasting or bemoaning one’s own characteristics,... Read More