I live in a part of the country known for its extreme weather changes.  Only a month ago, we were experiencing temps in the 50s and 60s.  When you’re a menopausal woman – or just an old woman for that matter – summer means sweat – lots of it.  I never used to sweat when I was younger.  Now I’m dousing deodorant twice a day and when I work outside, I can say goodbye to any semblance of a hairdo.  Sweat pours out of me like a prize horse after winning the Triple Crown, but I’m not even movingl.

As we go through life, things change.  Our bodies sag, our hearing fails, our teeth need replacing and many times we lose track of the replacements.  Our energy level sinks to a new low.  Our daytime hours include naps.  Our memories fade.  Becoming old isn’t for the faint of heart.

I resist the heat as much as I resist aging.  I’ll undoubtedly spend the day inside or at an air-conditioned place.  I can refresh myself with a nice tall glass of lemonade or water.  By tomorrow it might be back to 60. My air conditioner is totally confused by the weather changes. One day it’s on and the next day not.

When we become uncomfortable in our walk with Christ, we need to take a closer look at Him and realize that He’s the One who brings refreshment to our souls.  No matter how difficult our journey – no matter how others affect our walk – no matter how things get in the way – He is there with living water to satisfy our thirst – to wash our sins away and to bring us closer to Him.  The problems of this life are trivial when you compare them to the glory of what lies ahead.

Stay thirsty, my friends.  His Holy Word will refresh, restore and renew you..



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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