Growing up is one of the hardest things we’re required to do in this life. I should know. I’m still trying to do it. When we’re small children, we’re dependent on our parents to help us dress, tie our shoes, feed us and take us places.

As we grow into teenagers, our parents aren’t as important anymore. We think we can do everything ourselves. We want our independence. When we go out into the work force, life doesn’t seem so easy anymore. There are bills to pay, relationships and tons of responsibilities.

As we reach middle age, there can be a sense of accomplishment; a feeling that we’ve done it all and we know it all. By the time we reach retirement age and older, we are again depending on others to help us dress, tie our shoes and take us places.

Maybe this is what they call the circle of life. I think the truth about growing up is how we mature in our relationship with the only one we can depend on for all our needs. He is with us from our conception until the end of time – guiding, protecting, teaching and testing us all the way. Praise to God for giving us the confidence of an eternal home where we won’t have to grow up; where every day will be filled with joy and laughter. Thank Him for the ongoing circle of life which stretches from infinity to beyond. Come soon, Lord Jesus!



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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  1. Well-said Kathy! Paul’s painting reminds me of the seemingly endless journey of life. Then one day, we wake-up and finally understand how our benevolent Lord has molded our mature faith.

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    • says:

      Thank you Richard. This painting reminds me of all the twists and turns we take in life, but also how if we’re firmly rooted in God’s Word, we can’t lose.

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  2. hatrack4 says:

    Great post as usual. I also have a bad problem with growing up. At least I realize it now. My sister that is a few months older than you calls me the eternal child, and I used to take offense. Now, I just nod my head in agreement, which robs her of her fun. I have been on a kick about spiritual growth, maybe in my mind more than my posts after studying 1 John 2, which came out a few days ago, talking about children, young men (not gender specific), and fathers (not gender specific). We need to grow spiritually out of that children stage or we will be vulnerable to Satan’s attacks, but I think is is fun to be a little silly on occasion.

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