Coming Into Wholeness: The Inward Journey of Life’s Second Half, November 10-12, 2017, Friday 7:30 pm to Sunday 1:30 pm
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When an angel promised that she would give birth to a child in her old age, “Sarah laughed” (Gen. 18:12) Growing older can indeed be a precious time of new birth. These years are a passage into deep spiritual and psychological change, perhaps the greatest growth of our entire lives.
The maturity of our older years gives us freedom to journey inward and we’re invited to accept and integrate the untapped, lost, ignored pieces of ourselves. As we claim both conscious and unconscious parts of ourselves, we enter the sacred realm of unexpected possibility.
The years of the second part of our lives can be a stunning work of art. God, who is creating still, can finally breathe us into wholeness, into the astonishing and free person God creates us to be.
Nancy Copeland-Payton practiced medicine for 20 years, accompanying people through their later years as an internist. Later, she journeyed with people and their families through aging and dying as a Presbyterian pastor. Nancy now focuses on retreat ministry, spiritual direction and writing. She is author of “The Losses of Our Lives: The Sacred Gifts of Renewal in Everyday Loss.”