Living With Purpose In A Worn-Out Body is an exploration of the inner life shared by many persons in nursing homes and retirement centers. With compassion and honesty, Buchanan gives voice to mingled feelings of loss, gratitude, resignation, courage, loneliness, and love. Buchanan lets readers know the difficult feelings of those living an assisted life: the ambivalence about being alive so long, the struggle against self-pity, the frustrations of limited strength and movement. She also mines the joys of living: laughter among friends, seeing grandchildren grow up, sifting through happy memories. Well chosen passages from the Psalms and New Testament stir feelings of hope and a trust in God's will, allowing the reader to ... more
John Piper challenges fellow baby boomers to forego the American dream of retirement and live out their golden years with a far greater purpose in mind.
They say it's a person's reward for all those years of labor. "Turn in your time card and trade in your IRAs. Let travel plans and golf-course leisure lead the way." But is retirement really the ideal? Or is it a series of poor options that ignore a greater purpose--and will kill a person more quickly than old age?
John Piper responds: "Lord, spare me this curse " And his resounding message is for anyone who believes there's far more to the golden years than accumulating comforts. It's for readers who long to finish better than they started, persevere for the right ... more
Walking with God is the first of three books in the Every Man a Warrior discipleship series. Each is designed to help men succeed in life. Each lesson tells the stories of real men dealing with real-life problems and how God has solutions. Book 1, Walking with God, teaches the skills of quiet time, meditating on Scripture, Prayer, and Application. It helps men confront those issues that keep them from growing in their Christian faith. These skills are then used and developed in the practical topics of the next two books.
Book 1 includes the Every Man a Warrior verse pack and all course verses.
Most books that seek to help elderly persons major on sociological or psychological studies. Here is something different! Adams sets forth biblical commands and principles that will help pastors, families, and churches minister to elderly believers in a Godly manner. Adams applies scripture to the problems and opportunities of old age, dealing with the issues before they become problems.
Whether you're preparing for the responsibility or are in the midst of caring for an elderly loved one, this complete guide from Focus on the Family provides the practical information you need--and a spiritual and emotional lifeline.
Topics include burnout; physical, emotional, and mental changes in aging; medical, financial, and legal help; elder abuse; choosing a care facility; and end-of-life decisions. Caregivers will also learn what the Bible says about caregiving and the keys to effectively fulfilling that role.
True stories throughout the guide share common concerns and a sense of support from those who have been there.
With a twinkle in her eye, the author says she doesn't personally "know anything about aging." That's why she had to interview as many people as possible who do know about this very important "third stage of life" Their stories are both fascinating and unique and offer a wide variety of attitudes toward the perks and possibilities of aging as well as insights and options for dealing with its challenges. The author adds her own humorous stories and observations throughout to help seniors appreciate and celebrate life with heavy doses of both laughter and prayer.
Many of us are fast approaching the golden years of retirement, wondering with fear-and hope-what the future holds for us. And you won't find a better companion for the journey of aging than Jane Sigloh. She's witty, perceptive, and wise. A retired Episcopal priest, she is possessed of both reverent awe and irreverent honesty about the facts and fantasies of growing old. A voracious reader all her life, she interweaves the insights of Scripture, poetry, fiction, and philosophy into her memories and reflections on the challenges and opportunities that maturity bring. The result is like an ongoing conversation with an old friend. Dip into any of these essays and find a refreshing perspective, a humorous anecdote, or an int ... more