Welcome to Above and Beyond Mid-life!

I’m a fly-writer of sorts, and Above and Beyond Midlife is the place where I live my crazy, empty nest, mid-life life out loud.

My roles in life include that of wife, mother, grandmother (Mi-mi), daughter, sister, sister-in-law, niece, friend, ministry leader, nonprofit director, seminary graduate, writer, author and flight attendant. And while I may have worn many hats in my life, my greatest identity is in being a child of God.

Without God’s kind intervention, I would never have experienced the Above and Beyond kind of life that I am living. It’s all grace!

You can read more of My Story here.

Wisdom tells us, we are more than what we do.

It’s not what we do or what we’ve done that defines who we are, but who we are.

It’s in Christ that we find out who we are and what we are living for. Long before we first heard of Christ and got our hopes up, he had his eye on us, had designs on us for glorious living, part of the overall purpose he is working out in everything and everyone. Ephesians 1:11-12The Message (MSG)

I believe it’s only when we begin to shed our various roles and titles and come to term with our identity issues (and we all have them right?) that God begins the transforming work of shaping our identity and worth, and showing us who we really are, and who he created us to be.

This above and beyond kind of life is ours for the taking.

I invite you to join me in the journey of discovering more of who God made YOU to be. You are first and foremost a child of Creator God.  The rest…is about the unique person he created you to become and discovering your place in the world to live that out.

There’s much to discover! Are you ready to soar with me?  Then please do so by subscribing to my email list. I’m excited to get to know you and grow with you.


aka: Elizabeth Duncan Stretar