“If in my youth I had realized that the sustaining splendour of beauty of with which I was in love would one day flood back into my heart, there to ignite a flame that would torture me without end, how gladly would I have put out the light in my eyes.” Michelangelo

When you’re in the prime of life, you’ve probably come close to achieving masterpiece status.  Your body is in pretty good condition.  Your life is on the right track.  Your finances are in decent shape.  Your relationships have been established and if you’re fortunate, you’ve come to grips with who God is and the plan He has for your life.

When you go beyond those years, things start to fall apart.  Your aging body requires more help to get out of bed..  Your memory fails and so do many of your senses.  You are probably close to, or in retirement.  Your finances have shrunk and that small nest egg you had is dwindling by the second.  Your friends are passing you by on the way to heaven.  Your goals have all been achieved and you may even begin to wonder why you’re still here.

God has a purpose for each and every one of us – regardless of our physical age.  He created each one with unique talents, abilities, strengths, dreams and more. We are not merely clones, cookie cutter pressed out and sent through an assembly line.  Finding out what those qualities are sometimes takes some longer to figure out than others.

When we reach our elder years, we have more time.  We can use that time to wallow in self-pity or put it to positive energy instead.  If we’re still capable of working, we should.  If we find ourselves on a track to no where, its time to find something to fill our lives by making ourselves useful.  We can’t give up simply because our bodies are aging.

I really believe that the older generation has so much to offer this world.  Our years of life experience can’t be measured by college degrees.  We have attained a lifetime of knowledge, real life training and ups and downs which can be shared with those younger than us.  We’ve suffered through many of the things those younger ones are suffering right now.  We can be of more service than we realize when it comes to encouraging others.

Putting things in perspective – we only have a short time left to make a difference in this world.  Every waking moment should be spent in giving back in one way or another.  God’s work is always good and you are one of His masterpieces.

Isaiah 64:8  “But now, O Lord, you are our Father; we are the clay, and you are our potter; we are all the work of your hand.”



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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10 Responses to DO I MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

  1. I agree! Being retired after 40 years as a teacher, has brought me a new perspective during the past several months. Our generation still has plenty to offer and share.

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  2. I absolutely love this post! A friend and I were discussing this very topic the other day. Her dad, who has been retired for many years, has been asked to be on the church council again. She told him to say yes as he had lots of wisdom to offer a congregation. We both agreed that we are not done serving in some capacity till the breath leaves our body and we see Jesus.
    Thank you for putting our thoughts into words.

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  3. Unshaken Joy says:

    I believe older generations have something special to offer, too! We need you in our lives — you and the wisdom you’ve acquired through the years. There’s something truly inspiring about see people continue to pursue God with their whole hearts, regardless of their age!

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  4. lynnabbott says:

    Don’t we all wonder this very thing? Your encouragement and words here are so powerful and needed! Thank you! Some of the greatest lessons I ever learned were from my grandparents. So much wisdom. And by the way, you make an enormous difference in the lives of all who know you, dear Kathy! And your blog is making a profound impact on many lives as well! ❤ ❤

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    • says:

      Oh my friend, you’re much too lavish with your kindness. I learned much from my grandparents too. They were a tremendous influence on me.


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