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Are You Aging Gracefully?: Intertwining Your Faith with Everyday Life

I’m starting this journey of taking care of my body. As I've gotten older, things have changed. I've been in denial for a while, but I can no longer deny it. I’m now conscious of thanking God for the use of my limbs. I'm no longer jumping out of bed and running anywhere. Now, I must plan.

I laughed the other day when I was getting out of the car. I said, oh wow, now I know how my parents felt. When did I become like them? With my joints becoming stiff and having aches I didn't previously have. This aging process is truly different.

I made a doctor's appointment for a physical and a refill on a prescription, and as I waited, I people-watched. I didn't want anyone sitting near me, so I sat by a window in the middle of three seats. This older couple walked up, and the husband told the wife to sit on my right. I got up and moved down a seat so they could sit together, that took care of my seat philosophy.


When they took his wife in the back, the gentleman asked if I was married. I said yes. He asked if my husband was in good shape. I said yes. He asked if I was in good shape. I said yes. He said he and his wife had been married for 60-something years, that she was starting to have dementia, and that according to her he couldn't do anything right. He mentioned he was 80-something and he could no longer do all the things he used to do, but he wasn't useless. But according to her, he is. Wow, I just listened. He wasn't really happy. He went on to tell me that he had never smoked a day in his life, but he had four different types of lung diseases. He asked me if I had heard of one, and I said no. As we sat there, he just twiddled his fingers. I silently prayed.

A young guy was on his way out, but he was waiting at the kiosk for the nurse. The older gentlemen said, hey young man, do you do any kind of handy work? Now, this guy was probably late 30's early 40's. The guy said I don't have a license, and I'm not a contractor, but what do you need? The older gentleman said I have a bulb that needs to be changed that's on a pole out in the yard. The younger guy said I can handle that. When the younger guy finished with the receptionist, he came back and gave the older guy his card. The older gentleman was concerned about the cost, the younger guy said if it's just a bulb it won't cost that much but let me come and look at the job. Prayerfully things worked out.


When they were talking, the scripture, you have not because you asked not ran across my mind. The older gentleman needed help and he humbled himself to ask a stranger. When have you humbled yourself to ask for help? Or better yet, when have you offered to help someone in need?


When I was leaving, I walked down to the bathroom. They were by the pediatric department, and the area was empty. I walked back to the other end to get to the stairs, and it was full of people. Full of oldER people

  • Enjoy aging. "A gray head is a crown of glory; It is found in the way of righteousness." Proverbs 16:31 NIV

  • God is even with us in our old age. "And even to your old age I am he; and even to hoar hairs will I carry you: I have made, and I will bear; even I will carry, and will deliver you." Isaiah 46:4 KJV

  • Commit your life to the Lord. "And now, in my old age, don’t set me aside. Don’t forsake me now when my strength is failing." Psalm 71:9 TLB

By reading and practicing the above scriptures…over time, I’ve been learning how to incorporate Christ into every area of my life.

Below are two books that God has inspired me to write. "The Flip Side" and "Blinded By Sight: The Heart Matters" both available now.

So… what’s this book about?

“The Flip Side” depicts the possible feelings and emotions of lesser-known Biblical characters as they navigated their lives in the shadows of the more popular characters in the Bible. While the Bible gives us snippets of their stories, we are usually left in the dark about their true motives, desires, and thoughts concerning the situations they are in. However, one certainty is that despite how little we know about these characters, they were often the catalysts to pivotal moments in the main characters’ lives.

So… what’s this book about?

Join me on a journey of self-discovery. “Blinded by Sight - The Heart Matters” is a compilation of short biblical devotions. These stories are not conclusive. They are depictions of how God is revealing my heart to me.

My prayer is, Lord, make it real for me, show me your heart, show me my heart, and give me the wisdom to change what hinders my relationship with you. I am learning that my perception is my biggest obstacle it affects my mind, what I think, and how I process my experiences. What I have experienced in my mind is expressed through my feelings and these experiences dictate my choices either consciously or subconsciously.

This devotional will allow you to explore and evaluate your past and present situations that have hindered you from seeing the heart of the matter. Simply put, look at the heart – it does matter. Your future depends on it!

I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears. Psalms 34:4

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