I have to admit I am really struggling to understand what you wrote.
This is the second time I've made this online retreat. The first was in The graces are great, but subtle - I hesitate to put a name to them.
This retreat was truly a unique experience for me. I've made retreats before, but never such an extensive one. At last I could make the Ignatian Exercises Retreat at the age of 80, something that I could only hope for previously.
I Thank and praise God and you for enriching my spiritual life tremendously. This retreat couldn't have happened at a more opportune time as my husband was seriously ill and in Hospice Care in our apartment when it started and then passed on to the Lord, God is showing me that He will always provide for my needs when I turn to Him.
He used all of you as His instruments to show me how much He cares. This retreat and my attending the A. Retreat have really made a tremendous difference in my life.
Before, I knew that God loved me, but somehow it just never soaked in. Now, after using your materials and the A. I just want to walk with him and say "yes" to everything he asks of me. I feel I have obtained a more balanced picture of God and for good or ill!
These are both great graces.
I believe the greatest gift is an answer to my request for new direction. As a result, I will be working my way off the road, building a homelike atmosphere that welcomes family and friends, writing and exercises, and readdressing my self to causes like Peace and Justice.
This retreat has helped to partially fill a need I have for retreat time. It has been especially helpful to have current applications to the on-going events in our world, today. I certainly have gained a more personal relationship with Jesus through the highly personal style of the guided reflections.
The resources are consistently rich and insightful, and reading and reflecting on them offer me frequent points of connection with themes in my life.
I especially appreciate how the resources are able to offer me God's love and acceptance for who I am in all my fallibility, weakness and sin--doing the retreat hasn't made me perfect! The concept of the "background times" has been very helpful.
Some weeks I find it more effective than others.Essay about A Conversation with My Father by Grace Paley - “A Conversation with My Father”, by Grace Paley The short-story “A Conversation with My Father”, by Grace Paley, combines several themes and the author uses the elements of abandonment, denial, irony, humor and foreshadowing, to bring this emotional story together.
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We were lived in a villa house that was a family house. We were a middle class family where my father was the oldest among his brothers and sisters, his was a hardworking man and had very good job. seeking personal growth and peak experiences. I never did tell my father myself.
My mother did, about a week after I had told her. It was a few weeks after that, late that summer, before my dad came to me, finally, for the Conversation. Even though my father did not attend church often, he believed in God and supported my mother’s desire to have her children in church.
The neighborhood I grew up in consisted of a great deal of my mother’s family and everyone served at the same church, right there in the community.
Throughout my life, my father has been a stable, loving presence, supporting and guiding me through my trials and tribulations, sharing in my triumphs, and being a shining example of how a man should act at all times and in all situations.
THE NATURE OF PEOPLE- My personal view on human nature is that all human beings have an infinite potential for good.
I believe this because I cannot in good faith attribute genuinely positive feeling, emotions and actions to anything external of the human condition.