My Midlife Project

Remodeling a Middle-Aged Mom


View of sunrise from sideview mirror

Recently I’ve felt some desperation about my destination.
“Are we there yet?”
“He pinched me.”
“How many more miles before we get there?”
“I’m hungry.”

Go Into All the World

Hands with tattooed wedding bands

And then he told them, “You are to go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone, everywhere.”

~ Mark 16:15 (The Living Bible)

One Next Step

Nicaraguan women carry water up this path to their village several times each day

“Sometimes God doesn’t flash your future in front of your eyes in grand schemes. Sometimes He shows you one next step.” ~ Mary DeMuth

The most important thing is to take that next step — even if I’m unsure of where it leads. Even if it seems weird.

Even if I end up traipsing behind the rest of the herd…

Let the Sun Go Down

The sun sets behind a Minnesota lake

Once upon a time, I had a very bad day. A terrible, horrible, no good very bad day.

The worst day of my life.

I can think of a few other bad days. Some were terrible. Some were horrible. Some were no good.

But that day was the worst.

And — unfortunately — it was Easter.

Splintered Loyalty

Splintered Wood

“A town or family splintered by feuding will fall apart.” ~ Matthew 12:25 (NLT) About a year and a half ago, I stumbled upon a group of midlife bloggers. I think it was on Twitter. Or perhaps Facebook. I don’t remember. What I do remember is how exciting it was to connect — if only […]

photo by: Danoobiel