Since retiring from my paid employment in 2010, I have launched a writing career. In addition to my blog, I have published a book and several short story pieces. These have all been published from 2013 to the present. I intend to continue writing, submitting and hopefully publishing. Stay tuned for more announcements of my writing endeavors.
In a time when the world appears to worship all things youthful, sometimes aging is seen as synonymous with diminished value and purpose. Because of this cultural posture, as older adults, we can be reluctant to accept God’s call to share His truth and wisdom from the lens of an authentic life lived in His care. But accept that call is what Dolores did when she took an assignment to mentor, nurture, and mother a broken young woman who was running from abuse and dysfunction while heading down a road presenting self-destructive choices.
Dolores was sixty-five years old, had raised two children, taught hundreds, and was enjoying peaceful retirement years, with her life’s partner, in a sleepy mountain town in western Colorado. Then she met Laura, who was in her mid-twenties. God had a purpose for bringing these two women together. Dolores recognized God’s plans and committed herself to being Christ’s hands, feet, and heart on the road to turning a hurting, frightened, and angry spiritual refugee into a woman of God, wife, mother, artist, and scholar.
As you follow the narrative of their thirty-five-year relationship, it may change the way you see beauty and purpose in aging. And it may convince you of or reinforce your belief in the God who spares no effort when reaching out to the broken and lost. The blessings to both women are too many to be counted. It is likely that the blessings to the reader will also be too many to be counted.
- Wings of Eagles located at 905 12th Street in Golden, CO.
- A Borgata, a Colorado Gift Store featuring local artists, located in the Colorado Mills Shopping Center 4500 West Colfax Avenue, Lakewood, CO 80401, Neighborhood 5.
- The Bookbar, 4280 Tennyson, Denver, Colorado
“Mama’s Ring” about forgiveness even when the person you are forgiving is no longer living. The concept of forgiveness is for our immediate health and wellness. Letting go of the past is about our future health and wellness.
“Thy Kingdom Come.” How do we cope with unthinkable tragedies in our lives, communities, countries, and our world? Asking God to show us how to cope may mean we have to see things through His eyes and move in directions counter to a culture that calls for retribution, retaliation and restitution.
“Silver and Gold.” Sometimes we feel we are too old, or don’t have the right stuff, or cannot possibly realize a dream. And sometimes we just need to follow our dream anyway. Who knows, maybe you too can capture gold in your lifetime if you can just think it possible.
“It’s for Everyone.” Is Christmas for you this year? Do you ever think about the true meaning of Christmas and how it can or does apply to your life? Sometimes it takes a small child to pose a heart-wrenching question to help rock us into the reality of evaluating who we are and what we believe.