What Sort of Old Lady Will I Be?

There are few guarantees in this world, but one thing we can be sure of: as long as we keep living, we’ll keep getting older. Which means one day I’ll be an old lady.

So I’ve been wondering. What sort of old lady will I be?

As it so happens, I’ve known several old ladies in my lifetime. And for the most part, I’ve had some great role models.

Oh sure, there are always a few cranks in the bunch. (My first blog post listed the worst traits of Old Ladyism.) But in general, and in all sincerity, I’d say the women I’ve met have been real gems.

There are three in particular I wish to emulate. Here, in brief, are their stories. Remember, these are real people. Only their names have been changed Continue reading “What Sort of Old Lady Will I Be?”

Bad Theology: A Special Edition for St. Patrick’s Day

wp_20170104_14_18_20_proFor a brief look into St. Patrick’s history, with a healthy dose of good Theology thrown in, please turn to Mitch Teemley’s post: Forgiveness + Love = Freedom.

It brought to mind a book I read… couldn’t remember the name, but I knew it had something to do with Celtic Christianity. So that’s what I Googled.

Little did I know it would lead me down a rabbit hole toward Bad Theology… Continue reading “Bad Theology: A Special Edition for St. Patrick’s Day”

A Lesson from Chocolat

The movie, not the confection, although I’m sure there’s lots we can learn chocolatfrom the confection.

Especially 85% cacao. That stuff is intense.

What I’m talking about is the movie with Juliette Binoche. I watched it again recently, mainly because I didn’t remember it from the first time. (Also, it’s currently streaming on Netflix.)

If you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend it – and no, it’s not a chick flick, as the picture might have you believe.

I heard some people thought it was anti-religion, but they must not have watched it all the way to the end.

The movie has an overarching theme of tolerance, respect for others, and forgiveness. It’s the forgiveness angle I want to focus on. Continue reading “A Lesson from Chocolat”