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 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.

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.

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: 281

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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.

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

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.

Add Life to Your Years

Aging with Passion and Purpose

Author: Ted W. Engstrom

Publisher: Tyndale House Pub

ISBN: 9780842357494

Category: Religion

Page: 193

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Encourages seniors to finish strong by discovering new talents and using their God-given gifts. Features 43 stories of seniors who have met the challenge to maintain their passion.

Timeless

Your Mind, Body, and Spirit Guide to Aging with Grace and Confidence

Author: Kara Davis

Publisher: Charisma Media

ISBN: 1629985961

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 256

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Growing older should not herald the end of joy, peace, strength, and beauty. It should be a time of honor, not shame. As we proceed through this stage of life, we can optimize our total health, and improve our physical, spiritual, and mental well-being. Dr. Kara Davis has gathered decades of experience as a board-certified physician for this cumulative guide to aging confidently. You will learn the spiritual and biblical connection to common aging concerns such as: Advanced care planning Bone and muscles strength Hair and skin Memory and dementia Preserving health and preventing disease And much more!

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

Gilead

Roman

Author: Marilynne Robinson

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104035938

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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›Gilead‹ ist das erste Buch der großartigen Romanserie von der amerikanischen Meistererzählerin Marilynne Robinson und längst ein Klassiker der amerikanischen Literatur. Wie das Licht über der Prärie den Blick in die Weite lenkt und die Nähe umso bedeutender erscheinen lässt, verleiht sie dem Leben eine ungeahnte Perspektive. Auf seinem Sterbebett schreibt John Ames einen Brief an seinen siebenjährigen Sohn. Dem Kind will er alles erklären: Die Einsicht, mit der man das eigene Leben auf einen Schlag begreift, den Trost, der in einer einzelnen Berührung liegen kann, und den Ort, der sein Ende beschließt: Gilead, die kleine Stadt unter dem unermesslichen Himmel des Westens, leicht wie Staub und so schwer wie die Welt. Seit Generationen lebte seine Familie in Gilead, waren die Männer Pastoren. Der Großvater half schwarzen Sklaven in die Freiheit, der Vater versuchte das Leben der Menschen in der Dürrekatastrophe erträglich zu machen. Sie lebten eng verwoben mit den Menschen und waren getrieben von einer unerbittlichen Sehnsucht nach Versöhnung. Mit visionärer Kraft und sprachlicher Eindringlichkeit erzählt Marilynne Robinson von der Ungeheuerlichkeit des Lebens, das wir erst in der Rückschau begreifen. Und wie John Ames fühlen wir uns im Blitz dieser Einsicht weniger allein. Dieser Trost macht ihre Bücher so einzigartig. »Gefühlvoll, ergreifend, fesselnd – Robinson gelingt es, das Wunder der Existenz zu fassen.« Merle Rubin, L. A. Times Book Review »Doch am Ende steht das Glück und die Rettung, und man begreift – auch so könnte eine Geschichte wirklich enden.« Zsuzsa Bánk »Was für ein Geschenk: Marilynne Robinsons Texte üben eine magische Wirkung aus.« Carolin Emcke »Ich liebe ihre Bücher.« Barack Obama

Göttinnen altern nicht

Wie wir der Zeit die Macht nehmen, indem wir uns für die Fülle des Lebens entscheiden

Author: Christiane Northrup

Publisher: Arkana

ISBN: 3641136652

Category: Self-Help

Page: 544

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Die Göttin in sich entdecken. Älterwerden ist nicht gleichbedeutend mit dem Verlust der Gesundheit, Schönheit oder dem Abgleiten in kulturelle Bedeutungslosigkeit. Niemand könnte das eindringlicher, überzeugender und leidenschaftlicher postulieren als die weltweit renommierte Gynäkologin und Bestsellerautorin Christiane Northrup. Bereits mit »Frauenkörper, Frauenweisheit« und »Weisheit der Wechseljahre« ermutigte sie unzählige Frauen, ihrem ureigenen intuitiven (Körper-) Wissen zu vertrauen. Nun führt sie in das Geheimnis der Alterslosigkeit ein. Dabei geht es ihr um nichts weniger als die Emanzipation von allen Vorurteilen der Gesellschaft gegenüber dem Älterwerden, von den Erwartungen »der anderen« und auch von den Einflüsterungen der Ärzte. Sie fordert dazu auf, endlich all das zu tun, was Frauen zu alterslosen Göttinnen macht: die Selbstheilungskräfte stärken, optimale Ernährung, u. a. mit Superfoods, die Freizeit erfüllend gestalten, sich der spirituellen Dimension öffnen – um maximal sinnlich, vital und freudvoll zu leben.

Reflections on the Upsides of Aging

Living with Joy and Purpose After Age 50

Author: Dr. Helen Mendes Love, MSW

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781449711313

Category: Religion

Page: 316

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Aging is God's gift to you. Even as your body grows old, learn how — as a Senior member of God's Forever Family — to live the balance of your earthly life with hope, joy and purpose. “This is a great book. Everyone over 50 years of age must read it. It contains many practical ways to live life after fifty with significance and great joy … It certainly shows that we will still count in life and can make a difference as we grow old.” Rev. Dr. Arthur W. Davenport, Senior Pastor, First Church of God, Far Rockaway, New York “Dr. Helen Mendes Love’s Reflections on the Upsides of Aging is so Spiritfilled and powerful. After reading it, I am renewed in the wonder of God’s blessings to me in my many years … I have also learned through Dr. Helen’s sharing that I will never be too old to grow and to enjoy new ways of telling this loving God ‘thank you’!” Paulette Meeks, former Daughter of Charity and author of The Best For Last: One Woman’s Unusual Tale of Life and Love “I enjoyed this book. Dr. Mendes Love’s handling of a variety of delicate subjects shows her deftness, aplomb, and confidence in her research. The chapter on sin is an exemplary treatise on a subject with sharp, jagged edges. I thank Dr. Mendes Love for speaking so freely of aging with great purpose and direction. Her scholarly, grandmotherly, sweet slap is a welcome wakeup call.” Brett Jones, Senior Pastor, Grace Church of Humble, Texas “This book will inspire the reader. The content will enrich your life …” Marvin Powell, Retired Judge, Liberty County, Texas Helen Mendes Love, author, speaker, and life coach, earned a Masters of Social Work degree from Columbia University and a doctorate from UCLA. She has served as a professor at the University of Southern California and director of Social Work at Pepperdine University of Malibu, California. She is the mother of two and grandmother of six. She and her husband, Gregory R. Love, live in Humble, Texas.

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.

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.

The Caregiving Season

Finding Grace to Honor Your Aging Parents

Author: Jane Daly

Publisher: NavPress

ISBN: 1624057675

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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Caring for elderly parents is challenging. It’s a season of life that requires grace and strength that can only come from God. In The Caregiving Season, Jane Daly shares personal caregiving stories, offering practical advice to help you honor your aging parents well and deepen your personal relationship with Christ along the journey.