Category Archives: Issues

Thoughts or experiences on senior adult issues

Dusting off my Faith

  “If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?” Psalm 11:3   For me this verse has always had application to people living in another place at another time.   Until now…   Navigating this pandemic has driven … Continue reading

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Then Jesus Danced for Me!

(a written account of a recent Sunday Morning worship encounter). _______________________________________________________________ As I entered the sanctuary I knew, deep in my spirit, that this team of dancers who had come to lead our worship service, were themselves encountering God with … Continue reading

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The Words I Needed to Hear

Thoughts intrude upon my mind with messages not of my own creation. In the blur of the night following my husband’s death, these words woke me form my fitful sleep: “This is the Lord’s doing; it is marvelous in our … Continue reading

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Just this one relationship…

I doubt that there is anyone who has better friends or more friends than I do.  I am grateful to God and to my friends for the gift they are to me. Yet, I find myself mourning the lack of … Continue reading

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A Smile and a Receipt

(Please read yesterday’s post “I don’t feel like me” for context here.) I woke up this morning to greet my new hair color and subsequently my new face in the mirror. As I pondered and tried on different expressions, I … Continue reading

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I don’t feel like me

It’s when I look in a mirror. The me that looks back at me is not the me I know. I even introduced myself to the me in the mirror, but no meaningful connection was made. I go to my … Continue reading

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False Reading…Please Try Again

Before I get to the point of this post, I need to share some of the background thoughts that have led to this moment of awareness. As a nurse, although my practice dates decades, I have a distinct memory of … Continue reading

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Do YOU like it?

For the past few weeks I have been on a mission to make curried butternut squash soup. My passion to do this was launched when my friend, from India, brought me some that she had made. After tasting it, I … Continue reading

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Cancel the Dementia Screening

One of the “companions” of aging is the unspoken question, “Am I starting to forget things that I should be remembering?” This question is a bit comical to me in that, having worked as a pastor in a church, I … Continue reading

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End of the Third Quarter

In a few days I will be 75 years old. Another way to say it is that I am beginning my 76th year.  My husband always adds 9 months to his age as he believes life starts at conception. But, … Continue reading

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