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Soul Care

A healthy soul care routine is vital for nurturing your soul and spirit. Use the ideas found in this category for rest and refreshing.

Personal Growth

Personal growth shouldn’t stop as you grow older. Finish your race well! These posts help heal and refine your thoughts, emotions, and choices.


How to deal with new transitions: an empty nest, aging parents, retirement, relocation, raising grandchildren, and death & grief.

Experiencing Jesus

A deeper intimacy with the Lord sustains us as we encounter difficulties and journey through new territory in aging.

Relationship Challenges

Whether it's a strained relationship with a family member or friend, work related issues, difficult people, or family addictions, these posts help.

Create Your Legacy

Ideas, tips, and resources for creating your spiritual legacy. Impact your family and friends with these proven and fun strategies.


Seasons and holidays bring opportunities and challenges. In this category, we look at their different stresses and how to deal with them.

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I’ve lived for a long time. So have you. Christmas hasn’t always been jolly, has it? But it started that way. I mean, who plans to get pregnant without a father and explains it with an impossible story? Who suddenly finds out that his betrothed is pregnant by someone else AND his reputation is on

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How the Lord's Prayer can help you deal with worry

Do you ever pray without thinking about what you are saying? Recently, as I was praying the Lord’s Prayer, I was caught up short. Right after, “Thy kingdom come, thy will be done,” the Lord interrupted me with, “Why don’t you want my will done?” What??? Of COURSE, I want God’s will done in my

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autumn of life questions

Autumn, my favorite time of year, but this year it signals more than ever the changing seasons in my own life. It seems but a few months ago that I celebrated the holidays. Now they’re almost here again… …already? What? Where did the time go? What did I do with that time? I wonder how

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How to make autumn cozy

This week, after a full day, I meandered into Trader Joes to pick up some of their autumn specialty items. You know, the Pumpkin Kringle that I freeze for our fall, family gatherings and the Pumpkin Ravioli that ALWAYS disappears before I can stock up on it. After choosing a selection of yummy foods that

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Camp Grandma 2019 Zombie Apocalypse

Summer means Camp Grandma at our house. Our chosen theme for this year’s camp was Camp Grandma Zombie Apocalypse. It proved to be more prophetic than I could have imagined. Planning for Camp Grandma and accepting extra help this year paid off. I’ve always appreciated my teenage grandchildren being “counselors” at camp. But this year

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how to tell transformational stories

Years ago, I stumbled upon the key ingredient to influencing others. Amazingly, this key easily translated from my job of speaking and writing to relating advice to those I love. It’s even more valuable to me as I’ve grown older and want to influence my grown kids and grandchildren in God’s ways. Early in our

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deal with overwhelm in under 5 minutes by Susan Gaddis

Last Sunday our pastor, Andy Rock, got my attention by his comment of how much we expect retirement to be a life free of responsibility—just one long vacation—nothing to do but rest and relax. It’s true, I thought, dreaming of a 365-day cruise free of cleaning, cooking, and bill paying — a life of someone

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Evil is one of the reasons you need soul care. So here are 5 soul care tips for cleaning up the atmosphere within.

It’s an old habit, but a good one. When I wake up early in the morning, I keep my eyes closed and check the weather in my soul. One morning recently my soul was foggy and gray. So I put on my soul-scientist robe and analyzed the foggy, gray cloud-cover hanging over me. It turns

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How to avoid becoming fossilized.

Are you in danger of fossilization? Harboring negative aging attitudes that hold you back from healthy change? I’m on the planning committee for our 50th high school reunion, and guess what! Everyone posting on our reunion Facebook group looks OLD. I still remember all my classmates as their 18-year-old-selves, except for Tom and me, of

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How to move forward when you feel stuck.

No matter how old you get, life can be overwhelming, confusing, crowded, and you will feel stuck at times. Sometimes it may only be one area of your life that feels stuck, but that’s enough to keep you from moving forward into what you want to be and do. Once I retired, I thought my

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