Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Like riding a bike...


I don't know if I remember how to blog after all these weeks!
I hope it's like riding a bike....
It's been a month of racing around, and although it's still busy and hectic, it feels important to reconnect with my blogging friends.

Illness, a seemingly endless winter, DH's job search, and the first anniversary of my mom's death have all converged and having me thinking hard about my own personal goals for the near and foreseeable future. I think it will be wise to spend some time dedicated to goal setting.

I've been intrigued and inspired by Kathleen Fischer's book, Autumn Gospel: Women in the Second Half of Life. Containing articles of great interest interspersed with blessings, prayers and biblical reflections, Fischer (a theologian, counselor and spiritual director) writes with warmth and gentleness.


For instance....

"Endings are often a return to the beginning."
"In the practice of awareness, we allow ourselves simply to be and observe without the need to judge and change."
"Bodies have a tenacious memory of what has happened to us in the course of a day or a lifetime, how we have received and stored it."

I am grateful for this author's words.

6 comments:

Jan said...

So glad you're back. I love this book!

Katherine E. said...

Jennifer! Like Jan, I'm glad you're back, too!

I'm doing fine...it was a swine flu false alarm!

How was the anniversary of your mom's death?

Deb said...

I've missed your entries, so I'm glad you're back too!

I will look for the book --- the local independent bookstore has a teacher appreciation sale going this week - 25% off anything, so this will be a title I'll look for.

Barbara B. said...

YAY!!!!!!! Glad you are back!

Rev SS said...

Yay! Welcome back ... I missed you. Sounds like another book to add to the "to get" list.

Diane said...

I'm glad you're back too.

and, this one seems promising.