Category Archives: aging

THE ARSENAL OF THE OPPRESSOR

A few years back on a cold October afternoon, my husband was teaching an after school art class in a school cafeteria.  He had set up his “classroom” with individual stations for his students.  He did this in advance of … Continue reading

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GATHER MY TEARS, LORD

Psalm 56:8-11  “You have kept count of my tossings; put my tears in your bottle.Are they not in your book?  Then my enemies will turn back in the day when I call.This I know, that God is for me.  In God, whose … Continue reading

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FURROWED FIELDS

A November sky, displaying clouds filled with dust particles shining like diamonds, The perfect ceiling, suspended in space over a furrowed field of forgotten gleanings. Deep ruts in the earth, carved by a machine driven by a farmer – a … Continue reading

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CLIMB EVERY MOUNTAIN

  Our morning devotion had to do with Psalm 121:1-2 “I lift up my eyes to the mountains—    where does my help come from?  My help comes from the Lord,    the Maker of heaven and earth.” After a night of neighborhood noise and … Continue reading

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I HAVEN’T GOT A CLUE!

There are days like that, when I simply don’t have a clue.  I don’t understand why the world is rotating the way it is.  I can’t begin to understand the workings of our nation’s leadership and Washington, DC is just … Continue reading

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LIKE SANDS THROUGH THE HOUR GLASS

Deja vous all over again. As I happened to be scrolling through the smart TV to find some interesting entertainment to fill my empty mind, I happened upon an old favorite of mine. It was the continuing soap opera I … Continue reading

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THINGS ARE LOOKING UP

  Sunlight trickles through slightly skeletal branches, Giving way to glistening dew drops,, Like a scattering of diamonds across the open expanse, As the sun rises to full height, it dispenses all its light and beauty for our pleasure, Each … Continue reading

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JEWELS OF DE NIAL MARATHON WEEK

As you know, I’ve spent the entire pandemic in a creative frenzy.  My over 55 acting class fizzled out, but something wonderful sprang forth from it.  The three women in the front row of these two photos  (R to L,) … Continue reading

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THEY ALL FALL DOWN

The sassy winds of autumn swirl through wilting trees of gold, The life is being sapped from things including young and old. The brilliance of each final growth is now exposed to rage. We tumble like the leaves on high. … Continue reading

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LIFE & DEATH

    When we’re born, we come into the world screaming our little lungs out. When we leave it, many of us will do the same. Neither birth nor death is easy. We spend nine months safely tucked away in … Continue reading

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THE DEVIL’S TOOLBOX

I know that my Redeemer lives and that I will inherit His kingdom some day.  I believe that His resurrection from death is in truth what will happen to me when I die, but for some reason, that nasty old … Continue reading

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AUTUMN PURGE

Actually I’m crazy about this time of year.  At least I can breathe again for a week or two.  The air is crisp and fresh and mold spores haven’t yet taken hold.  Unlike Maxine, I enjoy a blanket of leaves … Continue reading

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TIME TO WASH THE WINDOWS

Having two very creative minds living under one roof isn’t always a good thing. We also have way too much time on our hands, because we’re “retired” I do all my writing on the dining room table which looks out … Continue reading

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MAKING ADJUSTMENTS

As we age, we need to constantly make adjustments to the way we used to do things.  For example: the stairs in the house.  Our last house had a second level, which required climbing stairs up and down.  We were … Continue reading

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IS LIFE MEANINGLESS

Solomon gained much wisdom during his reign as king of Israel, but he often found life meaningless in the scheme of things.  He had it all – tried it all – felt enjoyment and pleasure from all of it, but … Continue reading

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OUR ANNIVERSARY

Yesterday, Paul and I celebrated our 57th anniversary.  Add to that the eight years we knew each other prior to our wedding day and you have a lifetime of memories.  We decided to take a drive because the autumn colors … Continue reading

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ONE THING

In the movie, “City Slickers,” Jack Palance played a crusty old cowboy with a world full of wisdom. His words to Billy Crystal were intended to get the city dude to think about what’s really important in life. “One thing … Continue reading

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FALLING IN LOVE WITH FALL

Yesterday was the perfect day for a drive. The skies were filled with clouds and even though it looked like rain, God held off for a while so we could enjoy the beauty of His amazing art work. The air … Continue reading

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CLOSED CAPTIONING MISHAPS

I started using the closed captioning feature on our TV set because of my hearing loss. Since my husband doesn’t suffer from the same malady, it seems the perfect solution. Reading the captions can take something away from the performance, … Continue reading

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COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT AGING

Since I qualify as an aging adult, I feel I might be able to shed some light on the truth of aging vs. the myths connected with them. There are many of both. The truth is that our bodies ae … Continue reading

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