living, learning and leading in life's second half


Still Chosen

A New Image of Ministry to and through Older Adults Still Chosen Each of us has a viewpoint about growing old. We internalize over time a stream of stereotypic images about later life. Wrong Signals We’ve all received signals suggesting we’re past our prime, out of touch, ‘so yesterday,’ that even the most upbeat among [...]

By | December 11th, 2017|A Word From Ward, Ministry Resources| Comments


A discipline driven by character and trust   WAITING   I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in His word I hope.[1]   Waiting is not a character strength that comes naturally to me. It is, however, a discipline the Lord hardwired into my life early on, and for very good reasons.   [...]

By | December 4th, 2017|A Further Journey, Family, Ministry Resources| Comments

Blood Brothers

The young couple from the town of Wabern, Germany now has a family in USA. Max Korell (25 years old) has saved the life of Tom Helbling from Seattle Washington (71 years old). Max donated some of his Stem Cells to Tom. As a result Tom recovered from his blood cancer and was able to [...]

By | December 2nd, 2017|A Further Journey| Comments

Thanksgiving in Savannah

God is in the detail   Why Savannah? My first visit to Savannah, years ago, actually began 40 miles southwest of the city at the 280,000 acre Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield, the largest Army installation east of the Mississippi River, home of the 3rd Infantry Division, where tank, field artillery, helicopter gunnery, and small arms [...]

By | November 22nd, 2017|A Word From Ward, Culture, Family| Comments

A Poem for Nadeen

If you are lucky enough, you have someone like her in your life   A POEM FOR NADEEN   I miss her.   Not as much as her husband, Earl, or her children, or the grands and great grands, perhaps. But I do miss her. As siblings, we were not particularly close. We grew up [...]

By | November 16th, 2017|Family, News| Comments