Tag Archives: aging

“Times they are a changing”

These days, I ask my husband to call my phone to find my phone. read 30 pages of a book before I discover that I have already read it. leave the trunk of the car wide open and begin to … Continue reading

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Enjoying Simplicity

Readers have commented on the usefulness of my blog posts that speak to accepting changes, moving with the seasons, letting go. Several authors have helped me understand this process:  Richard Foster taught me about living simply, Ignatius of Loyola taught … Continue reading

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On Turning 75

Five years I wrote a brief post about turning 70 years old.  Yesterday, I became 75. One of my friends in my writer’s group is also celebrating her 75th birthday in a few months.  She is planning to write personal reflections about … Continue reading

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Living Creatively

In June of 2015, I wrote about my husband’s love for blueberry muffins and what the task of making them every day taught me. My husband finally had his fill of blueberry muffins, so I stopped making them. This week, … Continue reading

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Who Am I When my Body Fails Me? – Guest Blog by Coral Swieringa

“So we do not lose heart, though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day” (2 Cor. 4:16). “. . .  I will still bear fruit in old age” (Psalm 92). It is … Continue reading

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Who Am I When My Body Fails Me? – A Matter of Style

Phillip Simmons was diagnosed with ALS in 1993 when he was 35. He was a husband, father, and professor. At the start of a promising literary career he suddenly had to learn the art of dying.  Nine years later he … Continue reading

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