Acting our age isn’t always possible when you enter your golden years. When you think about it, acting our age is really an impossible task at any age. When we’re born we come out kicking and screaming and when we die, we do much the same thing.

As we reach the end of our journey on this planet, it seems to get more and more difficult to get out of bed each day. With all the challenges facing everyone this year, it’s hard for any of us (no matter what our age) to roll out of the sheets and tackle a new day. Much of our ZIP has been sapped from us in the past ten months. The idea of retreating to peaceful sleep might seem like the only solution.

I’ve decided that aging doesn’t have to be an ending, but more like a fresh start. We may be coming close, but we aren’t dead yet. If we are really honest with ourselves, we might live another twenty or thirty years. I imagine I will resemble a prune if that’s the case. I’m half way there already.

I do believe that each day needs to begin with God time. Whether this be time in meditation or prayer – reflection on the important things in life – writing thoughts down in a journal, we need to meet with our Creator and set the plan for the day. More often than not we instead focus on how WE will tackle the events of every day living. Ending the day in thanksgiving for the blessings we’ve received will also give us time with God. Life in the middle should be the same.

We don’t have to go it alone. What a wonderful thought. Even though it seems that our struggles are insurmountable – our goals unattainable – our dreams unfulfilled, we have the assurance that we don’t have to face life on our own.



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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11 Responses to HOW OLD AM I AGAIN?

  1. davidkitz says:

    I love your last paragraph, Kathy. Our completeness comes in Christ alone.

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  2. Laura Denise says:

    Wonderful, hopeful, uplifting reminders, Kathy! Thank you! I’m in my late forties but can’t imagine ever feeling mortal “age.” Essentially, we are but progressing toward the true beginning. I’ve made time for talking to God at all kinds of times lately, beyond my morning gratitude, to express my thankfulness and to pray for others I know and don’t know. This iconic year has brought some exhausting challenges, but my blessings have been far more abundant. So I try to send as many rays as I can to others who may be currently wandering or falling down in those shadowed alleys I’ve walked alone too before. Such peace I find every time I read you. God bless. ❤

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    • says:

      You are an angel in disguise. There are times when I wonder if my words bring any peace or comfort. I know they aren’t really my words.bod is using me as his instrument. I’m so glad you enjoy reading this blog. Thanks again❤️


  3. ken riddles says:

    Thanks. A real – humorous post – embracing inevitability well – we never walk alone Praise God!

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    • says:

      Humor is truly vital in surviving the aging process. If we can laugh at ourselves more, maybe we won’t be laughed at so much. Thanks for reading❤️

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  4. Thanks for sharing your personal witness. My early morning rendezvous with God’s Word lightens my heart’s load. He reminds me that age is an insignificant number when compared with eternity. Sort of makes me feel like a much younger pup.

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