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Growing Old Gracefully

I was reading a commentary about the journey through middle-age the other day and got stuck, as I tend to do, contemplating the concept of middle-age being the half-way point of life. I like to think of myself as approaching … Continue reading

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Foolishness or Faith?

A big part of the aging adventure is learning to accept new personal limits. This is a tricky process in light of God’s limitless ability to use our weaknesses for His glory.  While it is important to know when not attempting something is the better option, … Continue reading

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Life is a Journey, not a Destination – Ralph Waldo Emerson

The birthdays of my three grown sons fall close together, beginning at the end of July. Their birthdays were opportunities for parties and special food when they were youngsters, but since they have all passed the landmark twenty-first year, I’ve … Continue reading

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Birthday Gifts

Why do we make such a fuss about birthdays, anyway? Just about everyone has one and the more of them we accumulate the more ambivalent we seem to become. Once past the yearned-for milestones of legal age to drive, vote, … Continue reading

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Reframing Resolutions

It is innate in humans to need to feel that, at least in some small ways, we are always improving. Think of the once popular mantra, “every day in every way I’m getting better and better.” This need is what … Continue reading

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Growing Old Gracefully

I was reading a commentary about the journey through middle-age the other day and got stuck, as I tend to do, contemplating the concept of middle-age being the half-way point of life. I like to think of myself as approaching … Continue reading

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Hag? Crone? Bag Lady? Not me!

The stereotypes of old women as poor, dumb, and ugly have remained similar over the past 15 years. … The older woman should be viewed from another perspective, one in which her life history records her transformations and individuality throughout … Continue reading

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Knowing Your Limits

In this past decade of my life, as I rounded the corner on middle-age and had every reason to expect to begin the gradual slow down into retirement,  I have found myself presented with more opportunities for growth and service … Continue reading

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