Author: Alice Fryling

Alice Fryling is a spiritual director and a bestselling author of ten books on relationships and spiritual formation, including her new book Aging Faithfully: The Holy Invitation of Growing Older. Alice received training in Spiritual Direction from the Christos Center in Minneapolis, and training in the Enneagram at Loyola University. She has been leading Enneagram workshops for thirty years, teaching participants how to use the Enneagram to know God and themselves more deeply. She is also certified to teach the Myers Briggs Temperament Inventory. She and her husband, Bob, have two married daughters and four grandchildren. They live in Monument, Colorado. Learn more at alicefryling.com

Finding God’s Kingdom as We Age

Those of us in the third third of life know that growing older is a moving target. It happens every day. Some days growing older feels like a good idea.

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God’s Invitation to Stillness

When life seems “heavy and hard,” our inclination is to fix it rather than go off and be silent. The idea of sitting still and accomplishing nothing is counterintuitive.

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A basket full of many different kinds of fruit

Productivity vs. Fruitfulness

God invites us to focus more on the fruits of the Spirit than on our accomplishments.

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A man sleeping in an indoor hammock with a book on his face

The Discipline of Irresponsibility

As we lose opportunity and energy, God invites us to receive the grace of doing the good works he has prepared for us to do in this season of life.

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God’s Invitation to Change as We Age

If we hope to keep growing spiritually as we age, we will need to embrace God’s invitation to new ways of looking at ourselves and new ways of living.

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Liminal Space in our Senior Years

Liminal space is the space in-between who we are and who we will be.

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