Here’s my random gratitude collection of mostly small but sometimes large things that helped make May better.
Being productive in retirement can externally look a lot like doing nothing at all.
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
Gifts & Graces: April 2023
Here’s my random gratitude collection of mostly small but sometimes large things that helped make April better.
Resurrection and Transformation
Transformation is necessary to move to our second half of life effectively. And Eastertide provides an opportunity to consider what to leave behind to make room for new things to grow.
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
Staying Awake with Suffering?
How do we stay awake to the suffering that is an integral part of the final week of Lent?
Once we get good at listening to God, the next step in staying awake is trusting what we hear.