Category Archives: aging

IS YOUR AGE GETTING IN THE WAY OF LIVING?

It seems that every day is a reminder of God’s grace in my life – especially when I get close to another birthday. Wrinkles and laugh lines have been apparent for a long time now, so they don’t really bother … Continue reading

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FROM BIRTH TO DEATH

There are few movies that my husband agree on watching together – westerns and old war movies. Last night we watched “Broken Trail,” with Robert Duvall. The above quote seemed to be his favorite funeral eulogy as he led a … Continue reading

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SHABBY CHIC

Some of the areas within our backyard have become a haven for many of our old treasures. Some are new additions. Soon we’ll have to downsize the outside of our house. “What’s so fascinating and frustrating and great about life … Continue reading

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I’M SO EXCITED!

June has always been a special month for me. I was born in June, so I’ll be turning 79 this year. My second grandson was also born in June and will graduate from college this year. In a little more … Continue reading

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CAPTURING THE WIND

We had a stiff wind yesterday and a reminder that we can’t control the elements. It started out as any normal day for a couple of old retired folks. We generally get up early, do our morning devotion and talk … Continue reading

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FAITH IS BELIEVING THE IMPOSSIBLE

Those of you in my age group probably remember when Saturday Night Live was busy producing new talent on a daily basis. So many of the great comics got their start on that show – Gilda Radner and her plethora … Continue reading

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WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN – ALREADY HAS

Nostalgia is defined as a bittersweet reminder of what things were like in the past;  what we were way back when; who we spent time with and how much better our lives were. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could … Continue reading

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IT’S OUR CHOICE

I woke up with a positive attitude this morning. The sun was streaming through the windows and beckoned me to wake early. I felt reasonably good in spite of a few aches and pains, but I’ve learned to accept the … Continue reading

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BIRTH, LIFE, LIVING, DEATH, REBIRTH, ETERNITY

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, … Continue reading

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RETIREMENT FALLACIES

I actually didn’t retire until I was 68 – that is, I didn’t apply for Social Security until that time. I continued to work until I turned 74. We decided it was time to downsize and moved into a house … Continue reading

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CUTTING THROUGH THE MUCK & MIRE

You would think this old woman would’ve learned all the important lessons by this time in life. I am one stubborn lady and sometimes it takes a few bumps and bruises to remind me of some very simple rules that … Continue reading

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THE RIGHT DIRECTION

William Shakespeare once said, “All the world’s a stage and all the men merely players. They have their exits and their entrances and one man plays many parts. His acts being seven.”If that’s the case, I could be nearing my … Continue reading

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STAND UP?

I’m going to let you in on a little secret. I’ve always thought it would be fun to be a stand up comic. I never followed through with that dream, because of my fear of rejection. It seemed easier to … Continue reading

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THE VALUE IN REMEMBERING

As time rages on and the end of lfe draws closer, we often have to rely on our memories to get us through each day. At this point in the journey, it becomes harder to recall some of those most … Continue reading

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SILENT, BUT DEADLY

I am part of the “Silent Generation” or more commonly known as a Traditionalist. Wehave also been labeled, “The Greatest Generation.” Those names were associated with the time in which we were born – anywhere between 1928-1945. I don’t really … Continue reading

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EMBRACE THE ORDINARY

It’s good for us to embrace the ordinary in our lives.  We often think our days are filled with nothing but chaos, but if you look deeply into each moment, you will find joy in even the tiniest of events. … Continue reading

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SELF REFLECTION

It isn’t a matter of taking sides in a situation. We must first look at ourselves – our own mistakes and misconceptions – our flaws and voices that speak without thinking first. This week has been one of great ups … Continue reading

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DOES NEW LIFE COME FROM A COCOON?

Remember the old movie, “Cocoon?” It’s listed as science fiction because some of the main characters were aliens that had been frozen in time in large cocoons and dropped into the ocean for future observation. Years later the pods are … Continue reading

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I SMILE BECAUSE I’M HAPPY!

The photo I’ve chosen today is representaive of what’s going on in my life right now. It shows that joy can’t be hidden, even if the result is difficult for some to look at. You can’t stop joy from overflowing, … Continue reading

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EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED

It’s been less than a week since we ushered in Easter and praised God for conquering death so we would be guaranteed eternal life. How’s that working for you? How soon we forget the glorious message of hope and promise. … Continue reading

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