Why “Just Do It” Doesn’t Do It Anymore

I’m discovering (the hard way) that if we’ve successfully established good fitness habits during the first half of life, everything changes as we try to stay active during the second half of life. The mindset and techniques that worked to get us active when we were younger can now become ineffective or downright harmful. Previously,… Continue reading Why “Just Do It” Doesn’t Do It Anymore

Preparing for the Unexpected

The email subject line boldly proclaimed, “Cathy, Stay Prepared for the Unexpected.” A drugstore chain decided to tap into existential angst around our lack of control over the future to sell batteries, band-aids, and bottled water. Usually, this type of marketing is very effective at getting my attention. I can easily be convinced to prepare… Continue reading Preparing for the Unexpected

Lent Wrap-Up

Lent is now over and we’re in the extended season of Easter. Here’s a final thought along with a review of the topics I’ve written about during Lent.

Darkness Into Light

Each year, the celebration of Easter reminds us of the triumph of light over darkness, of good over evil. On Holy Saturday, the Church keeps watch, marking the passage of Christ’s death to life and celebrating the resurrection. The common metaphor of light representing goodness (or enlightenment) and darkness representing evil (or ignorance) is powerful… Continue reading Darkness Into Light

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Once we get good at listening to God, the next step in staying awake is trusting what we hear.