Where is your sanctuary? Is it hidden in nature like the one pictured? Is it a beautiful landscape overlooking a magnificent sunrise? Maybe you find shelter and safety in the inside of a large cathedral with all the trappings of Solomon’s Temple? It could be a simple country church with benches for pews and a wooden cross on the altar. Wherever you receive comfort, peace and solitude, you are within a shelter. When God is there with you, you are in His sanctuary.

At the end of a busy week, after all the chores of Saturday have left you spent, it just seems logical to spend Sunday in thanksgiving and praise to the Creator of the universe. Yet, when we grow old, our eyes may be failing us and the light from the stain glassed windows can cause distraction and even a migraine headache – when your ears are growing less effective, and words become mumbles – when your aging is getting in the way of your worship, you often have to make do with online services. The fact of the matter is God’s sanctuary isn’t always found in a building. When you allow Him into your heart, you become a sanctuary in a way.

I love the fellowship time of corporal worship. You can share some of the burdens people are struggling through and perhaps encourage or be encouraged as well. We need to interact with each other. A church is a place where sinners gather to praise, thank and learn about God. It’s also a place of encouragement for all of us. When I can’t attend, I feel something is missing. Still the Spirit of God remains with each of His children. He never leaves us.

Wherever you are today, take time to praise God for your life. Thank Him for all His blessings. Study His Word. Trust that He is with you all the time.



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
This entry was posted in church and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.


  1. tamweary says:

    Thanks for reminding us that as we age, our physical ailments can hinder our worship, but if we keep pressing forward in fellowship with others with similar constraints, we will motivate and encourage each other to keep walking, rolling, or riding through the doors of the church to worship Jesus!

    Liked by 1 person

Comments are closed.