Greetings From Hong Kong Island! I’m close to the end of my month-long journey into the second half of life. My trip to Nepal and India – a 50th birthday gift to myself – took a wildly unexpected turn. I suspect it’s symbolic of the… Read More »Greetings From Asia! Echoing Across the Miles
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A reader asked how I cope with the fear of traveling solo — especially since I’m going to India alone in less than a week! I’m not a single female traveler, nor am I widowed or divorced. On the contrary, I’m a happily married woman going on a spiritual pilgrimage into the second half of life.
How will you spend the second half of life? Who will you be, what will you do, where will you go? Maybe you’re a woman over 50 who is looking for meaningful ideas for the rest of your life. If so, you are not alone. I’m turning fifty in four months, and I can’t wait!
“What do you want to have spent your life doing?” I wrestled with that question all day Saturday. Sunday came, and so did Pastor Craig’s sermon about where we go (the bad place? the good place?) after we breathe our last.
These tips will help if you’re wondering “what should I do with my life?” I come back to this question every couple of years; these ideas always help me get back on the right path.
I couldn’t decide if I should call this Blossom Tip “How to Stop Wasting Your Life Doing Meaningless Things” or “How I Wasted a Day With the Devil.” As you can see, “meaningless things” won! Which title would you have chosen? I’d love to know what you think in the comments below. Do you prefer 1 (How to Stop Wasting Your Life Doing Meaningless Things) or 2 (How I Wasted a Day With the Devil)?
Figuring out God’s call on your life can be confusing as a corn maze — especially when we don’t have all the rules and instructions set before us. Not like back in the day, in the Old Testament times. I bet Moses and the Israelites never asked, “what does God want from me today?”
How do you cope with fear of following your heart’s desires? When I wrote When God Says No to the Desires of Your Heart, I focused on the idea that God said “no” to your heart’s desires. Since then, I realized that we put more barriers to our own hopes, dreams and goals than God does! Even Christians who follow, trust and love Jesus tend to love more out of fear than faith.