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Life On Purpose

Taking stock, gaining perspective on all the seasons of life

ast, but we can allow it to inform our perspective on today and help us to plan for tomorrow.

Then life got small, and it was good

Sometimes we think we need to accomplish more and great things to live a purposeful life. I used to think so too until I came to realize that most times, less is more. 

‘Let go and let God’ — sage advice that’s hard to follow

Letting go and letting God has been a recurrent theme in my life for a very long time — maybe even as long as I can remember.

Slow down and enjoy where you are — it’s right where you ought to be

It is a gift to be simple and free, to wake up and breathe the morning air and discover that where we are now is exactly where we ought to be.

The radical life lessons of the Sermon on the Mount guide us in the time of COVID

when it comes to the moral decisions of how to operate in society respecting others and living in personal freedom — I find wisdom in the simplicity of the golden rule: Do unto others as you would have them do to you.”

An Independence Day reflection on the many different meanings of ‘independence’

People without disabilities or those who lack experience caring for someone with disabilities, struggle with understanding what independence means for people with special needs.

You can decide to be happy

“You can’t wait until life isn’t hard anymore before you decide to be happy.” -Jane Marczewski, aka Nightbirde.

Life lessons learned in 30 years of tending gardens

Gardening teaches us patience and determination as we learn to cooperate with both creation and the creator. There are many life lessons that can be learned and problems solved by working in the garden.

Vaccinated and masked: facing the ‘new normal’ with a compromised immune system

With the lifting of mask mandates for those who have been fully vaccinated, it’s nice to see people’s smiles. What’s not so nice is people’s decisions being so shrouded in controversy and judgment. This new phase is different for the immunocompromised. Respect that.

Grief observed: a very personal experience shared by all humanity

In between the loss and the remembrances of our eternal hope is this holy space we call grief.