Tag Archives: Aging

I’m Too Young for the World to Come to an End

LIVING IN THE PAST:  The memory is a still life photo complete with sound track.   I am seventeen years old and I see the clutter of cartons with canned goods cut opened, stacked and waiting to be stocked on the … Continue reading

Posted in Apocalyptic, End of the World, Eternity, Faith, Fear, Feelings, Memory, Nuclear Holocaust, Religion, Repentance, Stress, War, Worry, Youth | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Refinements and Focus

After some soul searching, the author has decided to provide a consistent focus to this blog.  In the past it has been his practice to write on a variety of topics while practicing his writing skills.  While this may have … Continue reading

Posted in Aging, Courage, Fear, Fun, Imagination, Laughter, mercy, Nature, Peace, Perseverance, Perspective, relationships, Service, Stress, Uncategorized, Worry, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What Limits Potential?

I can still recall a thought I had in my youth as I walked out of church mid-week.  I had not been there for a service, perhaps just a visit.  As I left, I felt happy about my life and … Continue reading

Posted in Courage, Faith, Faithfulness, Fear, Guidance, Imagination, Laughter, Perseverance, Perspective, Prayer, Quiet Time, Religion, Trust, Worry | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

I Will Awake the Dawn

As I read Psalm 57 today, I recognized this line from a song we sing at church:   “Be exalted, O God, above the heavens.  Let your glory be over all the earth.” (Psalm 57:5 NRSV).  It’s a song that gets … Continue reading

Posted in Bondage, Claustrophobia, Courage, Eternity, Faith, Faithfulness, Fear, Grief, Habitual Sin, Meditation, Night, Perseverance, Perspective, Praise, Prayer, Quiet Time, Sleeplessness, Stress, Suffering, Trust, Uncategorized, Worry | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Lengthening Shadow

As my mouth was speaking these words to my wife in our devotions, my heart scanned memory for a time this was true for me: “After they called in the apostles and had them flogged, they ordered them not to … Continue reading

Posted in Aging, Courage, Creation, Eternity, Faith, Faithfulness, Fear, Guidance, Heaven, Meditation, mercy, Peace, Perseverance, relationships, Religion, Repentance, Salvation, Service, Trust, Uncategorized, Wisdom, Worry | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Lord’s Compassion is Over All He Has Made

“The Lord is good to all,  and his compassion is over all that he has made.”  (Psalm 145:9 NRSV) What a tender picture these words convey.   The Creator extends his arms of  compassion over all: men, women, children, pets, … Continue reading

Posted in Aging, Creation, Eternity, Faith, Faithfulness, Fear, Forgiveness, Grief, Guidance, Heaven, Laughter, Meditation, mercy, Night, Peace, Perseverance, Quiet Time, relationships, Suffering, Trust, Uncategorized, Worry | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

God’s Plan Will Carry On After Us

As I read the words which follow, I had an interesting thought: Then the LORD said to Joshua, “Do not fear or be dismayed; take all the fighting men with you, and go up now to Ai.  (Joshua 8:1a NRSV) … Continue reading

Posted in Eternity, Faith, Faithfulness, Fun, Laughter, Nature, Peace, Perfectionism, Perspective, Quiet Time, Sleeplessness, Stress, Trust, Uncategorized, Wisdom, Worry | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Lead Me Lord

As I get older, I have noticed it is harder to hear what people are saying.  Sometimes it takes me longer to understand what is happening around me. This is not unlike the feeling I have experienced when walking around … Continue reading

Posted in Aging, Claustrophobia, Courage, Eternity, Faith, Fear, Guidance, Meditation, Night, Peace, Perseverance, Prayer, Quiet Time, relationships, Religion, Salvation, Sleeplessness, Stress, Suffering, Trust, Worry | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Prayer: It’s Just Telling Him What’s Going On

The two men were desperate.  They couldn’t see, but they could hear.  A multitude was passing by.  Who are they?  What’s going on? Jesus is passing by.  Jesus of Nazareth…the healer.   They started screaming “Lord, have mercy on us, Son … Continue reading

Posted in Bondage, Claustrophobia, Courage, Eternity, Faith, Fear, Forgiveness, Guidance, Heaven, love, Meditation, Peace, Perspective, Prayer, Quiet Time, relationships, Repentance, Salvation, Stress, Suffering, Trust, Worry | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

God is the Rock of My Existence

Today is my birthday so I now must report an increase of one in my age, though really it’s just one more day.  And I must also report I am “getting up there” in years.  I notice that pain in … Continue reading

Posted in Aging, Bondage, Courage, Eternity, Faith, Laughter, love, Meditation, Perspective, Politics, Quiet Time, Religion, Stress, Trust, Weather | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment