Aging with God's Grace

Author: Marilyn Knoepfel

Publisher: Outskirts Press

ISBN: 9781478790426

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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When I reached my 80's, I was shocked by the changes in my life. That included new aches and pains in the body, as well as many losses. To help me accept this aging process, I began to read everything written about it. As I read volumes and spoke with my aging friends, I learned many good tips. With my background in Biblical Studies, this book "Aging With God's Grace" was born. It has a positive spin, with 16 chapters using Biblical examples and references, as well as personal examples and stories. The theme is definitely "The best is yet to come" -(when you lean on the Lord.) Also, making peace with your past, by trusting in God's Grace. The dedication is to: The Giver of all Grace, who said: " Even to your old age and gray hairs, I am He, I am He who will sustain you. I have made you, and I will carry you, I will sustain you and I will rescue you." Isaiah 46:4

Aging with Grace

Reflections That Revive Women

Author: Stephannie E. R. Solomon

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1477285059

Category: Religion

Page: 198

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Aging With Grace is designed to revive girls and women who desire to grow gracefully in the Lord. Stephannie E. R. Solomon dares to share what many Christian women discuss and want to hear more about as they follow Christ. Sex, parenting, the other woman, self-image, forgiveness, freedom, and victory are some of the topics showcased in Aging With Grace. Every reflection reveals that the grace of God is at work in the lives of female Christians as they sojourn on Earth. Sandwiched between the covers are compelling, challenging, conversational, and contemporized chapters that are introduced by eye catching and inter-generational titles. Surely Aging With Grace: Reflections That Revive Women is another gift and tool that is sure to be a blessing to the Body of Christ.

A Season of Grace

Embracing God's Gifts in the Autumn of Our Lives

Author: Carolyn Bassett

Publisher: The Word Among Us Press

ISBN: 1593254989

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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Every season of our lives is filled with God's grace, but the aging process can cause believers to lose sight of the gifts that God offers each day. This book of seventy-five reflections can help older adults to remember all that God is doing in their lives, even as they adjust to new realities. Many of the reflections include stories about people who find deeper meaning in life as they age as well as those who discover new gifts from God and other gifts being renewed. Each reflection ends with a beautiful, heartfelt prayer. This is an encouraging and uplifting book that will bring joy to the hearts of its readers, giving them hope that God is always with them, even in difficult times.

Aging, Spirituality, and Religion

A Handbook

Author: Melvin Kimble,Susan H. McFadden

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 9780800632731

Category: Religion

Page: 479

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Volume II picks up where Volume I left off--with practical advice and tools for ministry with the aging in a variety of settings. Gerontological and theological perspectives undergird the practical guidance and a final section treats of the unique ethical issues involved in ministry with the aging.

A Vision for the Aging Church

Renewing Ministry for and by Seniors

Author: James M. Houston,Michael Parker

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830869522

Category: Religion

Page: 279

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Are we ready for the opportunities and challenges facing the aging church? Now is the time for the church to offer ministry to its increasing numbers of seniors and to benefit from ministry they can offer. In this book James M. Houston and Michael Parker issue an urgent call to reconceive the place and part of the elderly and seniors in the local church congregation. Confronting the idea that the aging are mostly a burden on the church, they boldly address the moral issues related to caring for them, provide examples of successful care-giving programs and challenge the church to restore broken connections across the generations. Cowritten by a noted theologian and an expert in the fields of social work and gerontology, this interdisciplinary book assesses our current cultural context and the challenges and opportunities we face. The authors show us that seniors aren't the problem. They are the solution.

A Tale of Two Biddies

A New Wrinkle on Aging with Grace

Author: Vicki Kuyper

Publisher: BroadStreet Publishing Group LLC

ISBN: 142455053X

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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Aging is a gift—a privilege best enjoyed with open arms and a grateful heart. Meet Kitty and Mardel, also affectionately known as St. Katherine and the Dragon Lady. Through a good dose of humor and some hard-earned insight, A Tale of Two Biddies tells the entertaining story of the two women who inspired this book. One was kind, tender-hearted, and humble; the other was critical, pessimistic, self-centered, and sharp-tongued. As these women aged and their inhibitions fell away, the true character of their hearts became increasingly evident to those around them. For better and for worse. In this book Vicki Kuyper explores the issues women face as they age and encourages them to make the most of the latter seasons of their lives. We can’t control the aging process, but we can choose how we’ll face each day, ultimately shaping our hearts and who we become. We grow old in the blink of an eye. Growing up takes considerably longer. That means there’s no better time than right now to reevaluate our habits, our faith, and our future. We can choose what draws us closer to God and closer to being the amazing women God created us to be. That’s life at its finest.

Nearing Home

Life, Faith, and Finishing Well

Author: Billy Graham

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 0849949750

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God. —Acts 20:24 (ESV) Growing old has been the greatest surprise of my life,” says Billy Graham, known by many as God’s Ambassador. “I would have never guessed what God had in store for me, and I know that as I am nearing home, He will not forsake me the last mile of the way.” In Nearing Home this man of faith—now in his nineties—explores the challenges of aging while gleaning foundational truths from Scripture. Billy Graham invites us to journey with him as he considers the golden years while anticipating the hope of being reunited with his wife, Ruth, in his heavenly home that eclipses this world. “When granted many years of life, growing old in age is natural, but growing old with grace is a choice,” says the author. “Growing older with grace is possible for all who will set their hearts and minds on the Giver of grace, the Lord Jesus Christ.” Join Billy Graham as he shares the challenges of fading strength but still standing strong in his commitment to finishing life well. “Explore with me not only the realities of life as we grow older but also the hope and fulfillment and even joy that can be ours once we learn to look at these years from God’s point of view and discover His strength to sustain us every day.” —BILLY GRAHAM

Improving with Age

God’s Plan for Getting Older and Better

Author: Stuart Briscoe,Jill Briscoe

Publisher: CLC Publications

ISBN: 1619582082

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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Improving with Age addresses the triumphs and challenges of aging Christians and examines the uniqueness of skills and resources they bring to their church communities. Through Scripture and story, the Briscoes assert that aging is not only normal, but it is a joyful and productive life season.

Aging Successfully

How to Enjoy, Not Just Endure, the Second Half of Life

Author: David P. Gallagher

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1621894177

Category: Religion

Page: 180

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Aging Successfully offers suggestions for greater satisfaction and happiness for people over age fifty. It raises spiritual and emotional issues such as how to deal with depression and gives specific action steps. This book is packed full of practical help; it is a road map for aging, especially during economically challenging days. This practical, easy-to-read book provides wisdom and time-tested counsel for a happy and highly productive second half of life. When Dave Gallagher was considering retirement, he wanted help with financial planning and retirement living options, so he began compiling resources. Dr. Gallagher combines the information he gained with principles that he gained in working with hundreds of people over the years, and compiled them into this book. The principles come from personal experience, research, and helping people age successfully. The author draws from his experience of ten years as senior pastor in an age-restricted community designed to reach people over age fifty.

Lighter as We Go

Virtues, Character Strengths, and Aging

Author: Mindy Greenstein,Jimmie Holland

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199360979

Category: Psychology

Page: 240

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The fears of aging have been one long cascading domino effect through the years: twenty year-olds dread thirty; forty year-olds fear fifty; sixty fears seventy, and so it goes. And there is something to worry about, though it isn't what you'd expect: research shows that having a bad attitude toward aging when we're young is associated with poorer health when we're older. These worries tend to peak in midlife; but in Lighter as We Go, Mindy Greenstein and Jimmie Holland show us that, contrary to common wisdom, our sense of well-being actually increases with our age--often even in the presence of illness or disability. For the first time, Greenstein and Holland--on a joint venture between an 85 year-old and a fifty year-old--explore positive psychology concepts of character strengths and virtues to unveil how and why, through the course of a lifetime, we learn who we are as we go. Drawing from the authors' own personal, intergenerational friendship, as well as a broad array of research from many different areas--including social psychology, anthropology, neuroscience, humanities, psychiatry, and gerontology--Lighter as We Go introduces compassion, justice, community, and culture to help calm our cascading fears of aging.

Aging, Spirituality, and Pastoral Care

A Multi-National Perspective

Author: James W Ellor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136402527

Category: Medical

Page: 204

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How can you foster spiritual growth in older people? This multidisciplinary work re-examines issues of aging with dignity and spiritual meaning. Aging, Spirituality, and Pastoral Care: A Multi-National Perspective brings together chaplains, pastors, counselors, and health care practitioners in all walks of gerontology from around the world to present a fully rounded picture of the spiritual needs and potentialities of this fast-growing population. It also includes a study of the spiritual awareness of nurses working in six different nursing homes, as well as a model for a parish nursing practice that focuses on the aged. Aging, Spirituality, and Pastoral Care addresses urgent issues for older people, including: social and spiritual isolation the wisdom of the aging the need for intimacy sexuality among older people living with dementia the spiritual dimensions of caregiving

The Grace in Aging

Awaken as You Grow Older

Author: Kathleen Dowling Singh

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1614291500

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

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Learn to use your later years for awakening and spiritual growth. Encouraging, inspiring, and practical, The Grace in Aging invites all those who have ever experienced spiritual longing to awaken in their twilight years. Since aging, in and of itself, does not lead to spiritual maturity, The Grace in Aging suggests and explores causes and conditions that we can create in our lives, just as we are living them, to allow awakening to unfold -- transforming the predictable sufferings of aging into profound opportunities for growth in clarity, love, compassion, and peace. Kathleen Dowling Singh streamlines vast and complex teachings into skillful means and wise views. Straightforward language and piercing questions bring Singh's teachings into the sharp focus of our own lives; the contemplative nature of each chapter allows for an uncommon depth of inquiry. Examples from our lives and from the chatter in our own minds touch the reader personally, offering the chance to absorb the implications deeply and do the work of freeing his or her own mind. Ecumenical in spirit, tone, and language, Singh offers wisdom from teachers from a variety of spiritual backgrounds: Thich Nhat Hanh, the Apostles, Annie Dillard, and more. Lessening our attachments, decreasing our aversions, unbinding what binds us, we bear witness to the possibility of awakening for all beings. The Grace in Aging offers guidelines for older individuals of any wisdom tradition who wish to awaken before they die; no need for caves or seven-year retreats. This is spiritual practice for the lives we live.

Weightless

Making Peace With Your Body

Author: Kate Wicker

Publisher: Franciscan Media

ISBN: 1616361824

Category: Religion

Page: 112

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There's a wave of body dissatisfaction sweeping across society. While bookstore shelves are well-stocked with tomes on how to overcome body image problems, very few take a faith-based, much less Catholic, approach to self-healing. Weightless: Making Peace With Your Body speaks not only to those who may have faced an eating disorder, but also to anyone who wants to live an abundant life, unencumbered by our culture's obsession with thinness, physical beauty, youth, or food.

Is God Still at the Bedside?

The Medical, Ethical, and Pastoral Issues of Death and Dying

Author: Abigail Rian Evans

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802827233

Category: Religion

Page: 484

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Is God Still At The Bedside? offers an expert interdisciplinary Christian perspective on the complex web of issues surrounding death and dying. Evans here combines first person stories and interviews with research gathered from the medical, theological, legal, ethical, and pastoral disciplines. Her comprehensive, insightful work will not only benefit families struggling with difficult end-of-life decisions but also inform the doctors, nurses, and pastors who serve them.

A woman by God's grace

"her candle goeth not out by night", Proverbs 31:18

Author: Anna Mary Byler

Publisher: Calvary Publications

ISBN: 9780940883048

Category: Religion

Page: 142

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God Rocks!

From Slum to Slam Dunk

Author: Pidzar "Pete" Dremel

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1449741940

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 168

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As I researched for the economy of Jesus, I came across an interesting discovery. The diet of the Israelites had dramatically changed from meat to fish. When you follow Jesus around the Sea of Galilee, you realize most of Jesus’ disciples were fishermen, and the two miracles of feeding the 4,000 and 5,000 were involved with fish and bread, and people from the neighboring ten towns flocked to Galilee for His healing, preaching, and an easy living. I was not surprised that the Israelites consumed fish extensively. It was Jesus’ way of creating that exuberant fish industry to draw people to Him and incubate more Christians than ever. He has promised us through the whole Bible that whoever believes in Him will have an eternal and abundant life. Today, I am not lacking because I have discovered His secret and would like to share it with you. But first thing first: believe every word in the Bible. Some Christians may have heard of Qumran, commonly called the Dead Sea Scrolls, which prove the authenticity of the Hebrew and Aramaic manuscripts of the Old Testament and the rest of the books in the Bible, but they may not have realized that hundreds of credited evangelical leaders, theologians, and scholars had agreed and signed off on the Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy. If you know the Bible we have in our hand today has gone through a long process of canonization, then you will look at it differently, and you will believe every word it says. If you want that spiritually and physically abundant life, you have to believe every word it says. Look at the Biblical Patriarchs, did they have abundant lives or second-rate ones? Yes, we could have a better life, the secret is in God Rocks!

The Joys of Successful Aging

Living Your Days to the Fullest

Author: George Sweeting

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 9781575674124

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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The last years of life can be joyful and fulfilling. But for some, aging is a challenge-joy and aging are seldom linked together. Despite the difficulties, Dr. Sweeting has discovered many unexpected joys in his senior years and shares them in this insightful and easy-to-read book for the Builder Generation.

Aging and the Meaning of Time

A Multidisciplinary Exploration

Author: Susan McFadden, PhD,Robert Atchley, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826103826

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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As we confront our own mortality, we might ask, "What has my long life meant and how have the years shaped me?" or "How long must I suffer?" Such questions reflect time-consciousness, the focus of this classic volume. The authors, from diverse disciplines in gerontology, act as guides in the exploration of the realms of time in later life and their meanings. As they examine how the study of time can give new meanings to aging, they also consider the religious and spiritual questions raised when human beings consider the temporal boundaries of life. This volume honors Melvin Kimble's contributions to gerontology and represents a new direction in the study of religion, spirituality, and aging.

Ripening Time

Inside Stories for Aging with Grace

Author: Sherry Ruth Anderson

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1780999623

Category: Self-Help

Page: 173

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In Ripening Time: Inside Stories for Aging with Grace, Sherry Ruth Anderson presents a new perspective on aging. In her latest book, the bestselling author of The Feminine Face of God and The Cultural Creatives invites the reader to engage the aging process through the art of inner inquiry. She guides us beyond our culture's mind traps through stories where elders face into the lies, the losses and endings, the tender and bittersweet and ferocious truths of growing old. Giving us an indispensable compass, she shows how growing into old age can be a fruition, the genuine grace and gift of human ripening.