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  1. Susan A. Purnell

    Embodying Compassion As We Age

    “Compassion is aptly summed up in the Golden Rule, which asks us to look into our own hearts, discover what gives us pain, and then refuse, under any circumstance whatsoever, to inflict that pain on anybody else.” ~Karen Armstrong Several weeks ago, I posted the following blessing on my personal Facebook page: “We were 18 & 20 years old when we choose to spend our lives together. We were young and had much to learn. There were the glorious times and the hard times. The road was not always smooth, but by God’s grace, love always found a way through....
  2. Susan A. Purnell

    Living the Newness of Life

    “Life moves forward. The old leaves wither, die and fall away, and the new growth extends forward into the light.” ~Bryant McGill It was yesterday, so it seems, that we were in full swing celebrating the holidays. Now, as if in “the blink of an eye,” we are rapidly moving towards the end of January. Before we blink again, I offer you the following reflection as a way to consider the significance of this unique month and the gifts it offers — gifts that I didn’t have the eyes to see nor the wisdom to fully appreciate when I was...
  3. Susan A. Purnell

    Old Enough to Show-Up for Holidays

    We cannot live the afternoon of life according to the program of life’s morning; for what was great in the morning will be little at evening, and what in the morning was true will at evening have become a lie. ~Carl C. Jung ‘Twas the night (a month) before Christmas, as I lay for sleep in my bed, when to my wondrous surprise, visions emerged & danced in my head; not of sweet sugar plums, but of Soul Time Holiday mus-ings: Joyful notions & merry wishes for Soul Alive Women’s pursuings.   Then Soul-wisdom words, beyond mind chatter, rang proclamation...
  4. Susan A. Purnell

    Growing Old Together

    A picture is worth a thousand words. ~Unknown A picture may be worth a thousand words, but that does not mean we are ready to fully embrace its message. That was the case when I first saw this picture of an elderly couple as it hung on a store wall many years ago. It caught my eye but not knowing why, I passed by it. I was there to buy a card and a gift for my husband. The card was the easy part, but the gift was another matter. As I continued to shop, I kept circling back to...

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