Facing the Reality of Aging

Now Moses was 80 years old, and Aaron 83 years old, when they spoke to Pharaoh. – Exodus 7:7

We stayed with our daughter during Hurricane Irma and returned home to find our house undamaged but our yard covered in trees and pieces of trees. Little wonder, considering we have more than 200 trees on our property. The next morning, cleanup began.

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True Beauty

Do not let your adornment be merely outward—arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel—rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God. – 1 Peter 3:3-4

First thing every morning, my mother would get dressed, do her hair and (more…)

I Was Young Once

Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained in the way of righteousness. – Proverbs 16:31

I spend a lot of time around the elderly – in our family, at our church, and at the nursing home where I do pet therapy and evangelism. Sometimes it’s hard to imagine they weren’t always hunched and wrinkled and slow and forgetful.

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You’re Getting Older – and Maybe Even Better

So teach us to number our days, that we may present to You a heart of wisdom. – Psalm 90:12

Lately – as in the past couple of years – I have trouble reconciling the image I see of myself in a photo with the image I always had in my mind – you know, the one whose size 3 clothing had (more…)

Why Weight?

Meet my nemesis, the scale. My scale and I go back many years and a couple of sizes. I greet it just about every morning, though seldom with a smile or a kind word. Like most women, I am unhappy with my weight. I hate looking at pictures or video of myself because I mourn the loss of Thin.
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