As the old saying goes, “If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll wind up someplace else!” Sometimes, even when you think you know where you’re going, you wind up someplace else. At least that’s been my experience!
I wound up needing to learn to be a contemplative. Years of orthopedic challenges demanded that I learn to be still, to embrace—or be devoured by—change.
I also wound up a grandmother. One of my deepest hopes fulfilled! My contemplations have more focus. I discovered that in, through, and under my prayers and wishes for the world, is the notion of Grandmother. Healing. Wholeness. Peace. Creativity. Love big enough that my girls are the faces for all people in all places. It’s been kind of a surprise in the way that one day we notice our deepest truth somewhere outside us and realize with a bit of shock that it’s been true all our lives to the very marrow of our bones.
“Retirement” from active ministry in the Presbyterian Church has turned into a bigger change than I expected. My years of preaching and counseling and writing, along with 30 years as a Developing Capable People leader, have turned into two #1 best-selling books!
Grandmothers Are In Charge of Hope and WE GATHER TOGETHER…holiday feasts with the family you have! are, in the way that virtually all books are, autobiographical. My husband, Bill, our kids, Dave and Kelly, and our granddaughters, Kenzie and Taylor, have graciously agreed to be characters in my learning.
My third best-selling book, Let’s Boil Bones…and other yummy things! is available in a Kindle edition.
Much of my work these days is helping people to make the personal changes they most desire and be agents of positive change in this world. My granddaughters, who are growing up in our time are, in many ways, the reasons I make art and teach creativity. My work is spiritual journey and public activism.
Quilting still takes up a good bit of my contemplating time. I’m also passionate about Newfoundland dog rescue and the local, sustainable food community. Along with coaching and speaking commitments, this website is where my contemplations become conversations. I’m glad you’re here!
Dr. Sue Boardman is a Graduate
of the Intentional Creativity®
Color of Woman Teacher Training and
a member of the Journeywoman Guild.
She teaches locally in Atlanta and works with individual clients.