I wonder if, as we grow older, we sometimes lose the joy of our youth. We’ve experienced highs and lows for many years and the lows kind of overshadow the high points of life.

As years pass, we experience sorrow, heartache, disease; loss of a job, disappointment, pain, being misunderstood or misjudged, broken friendships and the list goes on. The following passage talks about what happens to us if those things take over.

 “A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.”             Proverbs 17:22

Wow, this is a pretty good description of a crabby old person. This world and all it holds is enough to crush our spirit and dry up our tired old bones, but the hope of what lies ahead for us should make us leap for joy and take at least 20 years off our disappointed, weary bodies.

As age enters into us we become  more eager for heaven.  This promised paradise, paid for with Christ’s precious blood is not just a promise, but a fact.  When I die, I know that life will go on.  I different life – with no pain, sorrow or tears – where bodies don’t age or become sick – a place where I can spend eternity with God.

In the meantime, I can face falling apart with that knowledge.


As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on
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7 Responses to STAYING ALIVE

  1. And there’s that song from 1977 by the Bee Gees…Stayin’ alive that is now playing in my head—see how you always seem to do this?? You keep putting songs in my head 🙂

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