Category Archives: aging

WHEN WILL THE RIDE END?

Life is like a roller coaster sometimes, isn’t it? You reach peaks throughout your journey and suddenly find yourself in the pits. I feel a little like Forest Gump this morning. I never have liked roller coasters. In fact, the … Continue reading

Posted in aging, anticipation, anxiety, change, corona virus, Encouragement | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

SERENDIPITOUS SUNDAY

One day the world is fresh and green and just like that it’ fades unseen, Like chaffs of grain or husks of corn, they pass from life, we grieve, we mourn, The wind will sweep them far and wide, they … Continue reading

Posted in aging, Art & poetry by Kathy Boecher, change | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

MY WALK, HIS WAY

WANDERING My steps have slowed, my pace has too. A desert waits, I know it’s true, I cautiously approach its ebb, I put away all fear and dread, I trust as if a child would do, step by step I … Continue reading

Posted in aging, Faith, Poetry by Kathy Boecher | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

THEATRICALIZING THURSDAY

My word for the day is “Theatricalizing.” This is what I do. I am a theatricalizer – or a Thespian – a playwright -a performer – an actor – and old to boot. This has been my chosen profession for … Continue reading

Posted in acting, aging, Encouragement | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

NOT DEAD YET!

It may seem that anyone over 70 is ready for the grave, but we still have a lot to offer.  About one third of U.S. Senators are over 70 – nice part time job for a retiree – but I … Continue reading

Posted in aging, America, Inspiration | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

MONDAY IS FOR THE MOVERS & SHAKERS

We’ve just come off a weekend of relaxation, fun and letting our hair down.  Now it’s back to reality and the business of everyday stuff.  When you’re in your retirement years, most days can seem pretty much the same.  However, … Continue reading

Posted in aging, courage, enouragement, Inspiration | Tagged , , , , , | 5 Comments

GERANIUMS

A geranium is a herbaceous plant or small shrub of a genus that comprises the cranesbills and their relatives. Geraniums bear a long, narrow fruit that is said to be shaped like the bill of a crane. The word is … Continue reading

Posted in aging, Art & inspiration from Kathy Boecher | Tagged , , , , , | 8 Comments

THE HARDEST TEARS

When we cry in silence, I think it’s probably the best time to communicate with God. Not that we should be sad when we pray, but that we feel so connected to Him, that we have no fear in laying … Continue reading

Posted in aging, armor of God, death, Poetry by Kathy Boecher, storms, stress | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

THIS OLD FRAME IS FALLING DOWN

Have you ever felt this way? You feel completely alone. Your life is close to its end. You seem to have lost your way. Even though you know that God is right beside you, you think He isn’t really listening … Continue reading

Posted in aging, anxiety | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments

LOOKING FOR THE SILVER LINING

Look for the silver liningWhenever a cloud appears in the blueRemember, somewhere the sun is shiningAnd so the right thing to do is make it shine for you A heart, full of joy and gladnessWill always banish sadness and strifeSo … Continue reading

Posted in aging, Encouragement, Inspiration | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments

OLD TIME CURE ALLS

I remember spending summer vacations at my grandparents’ farm. It was quite an experience for a city girl to become a country mouse for a couple months. I recall going shopping in the big grocery store in the nearest town … Continue reading

Posted in aging, America, Family, Humor | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

AGING WITH GRACE

As we grow older, we’ve developed so many layers that our skin naturally becomes thick and hardened.  Each day we encounter something that causes us to falter, to waiver, to hurt and to give up.  We build a shield of protection around ourselves … Continue reading

Posted in aging, Christian daily devotion, grace | Tagged , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

AGING WITH A SENSE OF HUMOR

As you know, I turned eighty a couple months ago. I really feel this is a great accomplishment for me, but my genetic background shows that my DNA contains genes which qualify me to be a long liver. I’m not … Continue reading

Posted in acting, aging, retirement | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

DIRTY WINDOWS

We have some major construction going on just a short distance from our home. A major highway, which is within earshot of our backyard is being remade to accommodate for the increase in traffic. The construction is on its second … Continue reading

Posted in aging, America, forgiveness, sin | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

POSITIVE OR NEGATIVE?

There are days, when we really have to look hard for things that make us feel good about ourselves, our lives, our futures or our past.  Those are the hardest days to get through, because we often find ourselves dwelling on … Continue reading

Posted in aging, anxiety, depression, hope | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

THROW BACK THURSDAY

Almost six years ago, we were in the throes of looking for a new house. Time was running out and we felt like we’d never find our next dwelling place. Memories of another time, when our world caved in. It … Continue reading

Posted in aging, Family, God | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

WELLNESS CHECK

I am at the age where a “wellness check” is filed with questions like, “do you feel safe at home?” or “look at these three words and I’ll ask you to remember them at the end of the exam.” I … Continue reading

Posted in aging, America, purpose | Tagged , , , , , , | 8 Comments

WHENEVER YOU FEEL ALONE . . .

I guess it’s OK to have a bad day, but I hate it when I’m the one having it. I know that things will be better tomorrow, but while I’m experiencing self-doubt, worry, fear, sadness or anxiety, I feel like … Continue reading

Posted in aging, anticipation, anxiety | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

DYING WITH THEIR BOOTS ON

I love the movie, “Second Hand Lions,” with Michael Caine, Robert Duvall and Haley Joel Osment. It’s about two old codgers who won’t give up on life, even though they’re reaching that point in their existence. They use their own … Continue reading

Posted in aging, death, life after death | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

DON’T LET DOUBT GET IN THE WAY

Some days I wake up wondering if my prayers will ever be answered. I have doubts and fears about my future and what God has planned for me. I think that He doesn’t hear me when I pray and that … Continue reading

Posted in aging, America | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments