Taking a Sabbatical

To my dear followers,

I will be taking a sabbatical from writing my blog starting today. It is yet to be determined how long I will be away. I’m fairly certain it will be at least two months.


I need to rework what I am offering here at A Contemplative Space. I enjoy writing posts and have found it easy to come up with content. Each one comes from my heart and its spiritual concepts are borne out of lessons I’ve learned in life. However, I realize I need to write content that engages readers and in a robust and applicable way.

What Adversity Taught Me

We go from one problem to the next problem, one crisis to the next crisis. Just when things are settling down, here comes another one. It’s tough. Problems aren’t my favorite part of life. But, hey, they are teachers. Adversity offers many opportunities to learn. It’s amazing what we will realize after a time of struggle. There are a few reoccurring themes that have held true to the end, that have been my teachers. These are part of what I have learned from my personal journey of loss, pain, discovery, and healing. Feel free make a print copy.


What Adversity Taught Me

Make Your Life Count (It’s up to you)

Life is quite different now than from the way it used to be. My generation, the baby boomers, pursued the American dream. We believed in a job well-done and being rewarded for the effort. The younger generation is looking at values from a different perspective. Young people today, the millennials, care more about the environment and open acceptance for all people and less about being prosperous and fitting a mold or living a carbon copy life. One generation reacts to the previous generation and then goes about living life from a different angle.

There are some areas that apply to ALL generations. Maybe it’s logic, maybe it’s just common sense, or maybe it’s a reaction, but some things need to be said. In some respects it seems we are forgetting what is wise or prudent and doing what feels right and good for the moment. People are living in the moment. Some are forgetting to prepare for the future. I think people need to slow down and think this thing through. What are the pros and cons, what makes sense in the long run, where will we be ten, twenty, or thirty years from now?

Something to consider: Here are my ten cents. This blog contains sage advise borne on wisdom’s wings. Apply what you will, be my guest.  Norma

To Save a Life: The Bully Exposed

Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to me. Matthew 25:41

A few thoughts I’ve been mulling over.

POLITICAL MESS: The past few months have been like a rough patch while watching the political scene unfold. We as a nation are floundering. The conversation has centered on outrageous behavior and less on what truly matters, a well-thought-out approach to responsible governance. I wonder how much the media is responsible for influencing the outcome. Some, it seems to me. I think we’re in deep trouble. There’s not a lot to shout about.