Tag: transition

Crossing the Divide From Middle Age to Young Old

 July 1, 2021

This year I turned sixty-five. I can no longer kid myself that I am middle aged. I have crossed the divide from middle age to young old. From Middle Age to Young Old For years I’ve been moving the goal post. You see, getting old is not a goal I sought to achieve. It just […]

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A Cup of Joy: Isaiah 35:1-10

 December 15, 2020

This week I raise a cup of Joy (or Faith since Joy requires faith!) Our time of waiting for Christmas is half over; this is reason for rejoicing for some, for terror for others who are not ready. In Catholic churches throughout the world, the rose candle of the Advent wreath is lit, signaling the […]

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A Cup of Peace: Isaiah 2:2-5 and 11:1-10

 December 8, 2020

During the second week of Advent we light the candle of Peace. I offer you a cup of peace – my reflections on peace through the words of the prophet Isaiah. Beating Swords into Plowshares In the 1980’s, members of the peace community decided to take the words of Isaiah 2:4 literally in what was […]

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Psalm 66: A Spacious Place

 April 2, 2019

It was my first time riding this section of the Falling Waters Trail. The path was tree covered, providing ample shade from the sun, when to my right I glimpsed blue. Lime Lake? I had been looking for the lake but so far had only seen a swampy pond. As I road further, more blue […]

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Season of Change – Free Book for Lent!

 February 8, 2018

Are you ready for Lent? The season of Lent challenges us to consciously enter into a process of changing, to let go of selfish attitudes . . . and to grow closer to God! If you looking for a resource to help you through this season of change and transition, Season of Change, can help. […]

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 March 16, 2017

Lent – Season of Change If only I knew what was happening inside me. I feel so ill at ease. Something isn’t right. Something needs to change. I have so much–everything my heart ever desired. But it isn’t enough right now. Sorrow saturates my heart. I search for something–but what? Anxiety, free floating fear that […]

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The Riddle of the Sphinx

 March 14, 2017

Lent – Season of Change What animal walks on four feet in the morning, two feet at noon, and three feet in the evening, yet has only one voice? In childhood I crawled. Others made major decisions concerning my life and future. I had little choice over where or with whom I lived, where or […]

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Unfinished Business

 March 13, 2017

Lent – Season of Change Some people barely finish one venture before jumping into another. They go from one job to another without a break, from one relationship to another, without stepping back to reflect, appreciate, and assimilate what they’ve learned, to grieve what they’ve lost. They never learn from the past, but constantly forge […]

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Moving Day

 March 2, 2017

Season of Change At last! The boxes are empty, their contents organized on closet shelves. After hours and days of labor, we are finally “moved in.” We love our new house in our new neighborhood, but we’ve yet to make it home. Where do we go for good pizza? Where will we find the best […]

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Lent – a Season of Change and Transition

 February 28, 2017

SEASON OF CHANGE – Lent Evidence of change surrounds us: the seasons progress; garden flowers bud, bloom and decay; animals are born, grow old, and die; babies scoot, crawl, toddle, and then run to explore the world. Transition is a natural part of everyday life; yet we fear it, resist it. Despite our experience with […]

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