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Dispensations of Divine Providence

Dispensations of Divine ProvidencePosted onJune 18, 2013by SaintlySagesFather Geiermann states that, besides the various kinds of permanent assistance God gives us during our pilgrimage through life, He also gives us transient (temporary) assistance. “The object of this [transient] divine assistance is to aid man in performing supernatural actions.” There are two kinds of transient assistance: dispensations of Divine Providence and actual grace. The former give us the opportunity to do the good God requires of us; the latter gives us the necessary help to do what He requires.“The dispensations of Divine Providence are the application of God’s paternal solicitude to the details of man’s life.” These dispensations consist of “the natural combination of minute circumstances, which fill in the details of man’s life, and which God positively ordains or passively tolerates, and by means of which He gives man the opportunity to do that good which He expects of him.” They “furnish the occasion for God to give man actual grace.”“We may consider the dispensations of Divine Providence in their universal application to mankind, in their special application to every individual soul, and in their most special application to those souls whom God has destined to fill a particular place in His divine plan. The general dispensations of Divine Providence establish man in his place in God’s plan and ordain his relationship to the rest of the world. The special, as well as the most special, dispensations of Divine Providence conduct all of good will to that state in life for which God has destined them, provide them with the special qualifications necessary, and give them the opportunities necessary to do God’s holy will in all things. Continue reading

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Primary Teacherhood: Blog Neglect & Building Positive Self Talk

I have been neglecting this little ole blog of mine for about the past week. I guess that’s not too bad.. buuuut not great. It was a crazy week with field day, end of the school year, cleaning up, and pure exhaustion. I swear, each week I just got more tired, more tired, more tired.. Continue reading

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7 ways to BOOST YOUR CONFIDENCE

Psychologist Cynthia Hickman takes a look at some simple ways to boost self confidence – starting with one thought for each day of the week. Be positive and boost your confidence……MONDAYThe cliche “look good, feel good” is actually true. If your appearance looks confident and at ease, your feelings will follow. So it’s important to pay attention to your appearance including your fitness, grooming and clothes. And keep the environment around you clean and ordered. Continue reading

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building Self Confidence: Need To Improve Your Life Then You …

Most Americans desire to improve various aspects of their lives. These differing areas of improvement can range from the professional to the personal. If you are looking to apply some personal development to your life, look no further than the wonderful advice that is contained in this article.Speaking to a therapist or religious official can really help you out. They have a great deal of experience in dealing with personal thoughts and are even licensed to do so. Continue reading

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Building children's confidence through sport | Mercy Corps

Colleen Regalbuto/Mercy Corps “/>Photo: Colleen Regalbuto/Mercy Corps Colleen Regalbuto/Mercy Corps “/>Photo: Colleen Regalbuto/Mercy Corps I am a Material Aid Officer with Mercy Corps – which means I work with massive (truckload sized-quantities) donations of product. The donated materials my team works with run the gamut: from computers to textbooks to sports equipment to pharmaceuticals. My job is to solicit donations of product, work closely with recipient programs to find ways to appropriately and effectively utilize materials, manage the logistics of getting materials to program sites and follow up on the use of products. When programmed effectively, product distributions can greatly contribute to programs that help achieve a positive change in the human condition, which I was able to closely observe during a recent visit to Mercy Corps’ programs in Colombia. Mercy Corps Colombia manages an innovative program which aims to both eliminate and mitigate the effects of some of the worst forms of child labor — primarily prostitution and street vending in urban areas and agricultural work in rural areas. Continue reading

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Life, Fun, Gratitude and Regret | Dr Gary Wood's PsyCentral Blog

Sometimes life gets us down. We get stuck in a routine, become overwhelmed by circumstances or paralyzed  by fear. We claim not to know what we want except we know that we don’t want more of ‘this’. Knowing that you do not want more of the same is a start Continue reading

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let the children play: Primary school bans handstands. What next?

Photo CreditAnd in a world gone completely mad, one Sydney school made the decision this week to ban handstands, cartwheels and somersaults unless “under the supervision of a trained gymnastics teacher and with correct equipment.” But wait, that’s not all. Last week it was revealed that a Melbourne Primary School, had placed a ban on balls in the playground before and after school. I spent my primary school years covered in mechurochrome from scrapes received on our asphalt playground, but that didn’t worry me – or my parents – in the slightest. In fact, we kids at Balgowlah Heights Primary School in the 1970’s and 1980’s wore our mechurochrome-covered cuts and scrapes with great pride and continued our handstand games of ‘hey presto’ without missing a beat. A sprained ankle or a banged up knee seems a small price to pay for the sense of pride and accomplishment you get when you finally master a cartwheel. Continue reading

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(Sub)urban Tourist: Street to Trail: Interviewing Paul Mackle

A love of the outdoors, and a desire to help people living on the street, inspired Paul Mackle, seen here with his wife Diana, to found Street to Trail Both Frank and I know that when we get outdoors for a hike in one of the many conservation areas around the Greater Toronto Area, we recharge our batteries after a long week at the office. We also come away from our experience outdoors feeling balanced. So it’s no wonder that an organization such as Street to Trail has been so successful in helping the homeless as well.I have to admire people like Paul Mackle – the man who founded Street to Trail, a non-profit organization that helps people living on the streets of Toronto find their sense of worth via natural settings and places. The organization, which Paul founded in 2000, allows homeless people to explore the natural world via hikes and canoe trips, building self-confidence and new supportive relationships. Natural settings such as parks and conservation areas are also peaceful spots – away from the noise and dreary, depressing concrete city – for helping to overcome addiction.The organization has helped many find a new path in their life, and at times has played the role of matchmaker! Continue reading

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How can you become the leader of a group even when you don’t know what you’re talking about?

How can you become the leader of a group even when you don’t know what you’re talking about?Speak first. Speak confidently. Speak often.In a study involving groups solving math problems, leaders proved to be no more competent than the other members. Those with the most dominant personalities ended up running things and it was because they spoke first and most forcefully.Via The Invisible Gorilla: How Our Intuitions Deceive Us:As you’ve probably anticipated, in the actual experiment, the group leaders proved to be no more competent than anyone else. Continue reading

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5 things you didn’t know about body language:

5 things you didn’t know about body language:1) Men can tell if women are fertile by the way they walk and psychopaths can tell who is a good victim by their stride.2) You can learn to be more charismatic.3) Hand position can signal power or submissiveness.4) There are types of body language that are better when you’re trying to persuade someone.5) Sitting up straight can make you feel more powerful, act more powerfully, feel less pain and increase your self-confidence… unless you’re a woman.Follow me on Twitter here or get updates via email here. Continue reading

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