A Further Journey

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Today in the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and other nations around the globe, 40% of the adult population is now or soon will be 50+ in age. Much has been said and written about the first half of life. But now 10,000 leading-edge boomers are reaching retirement age every day. Yet the church is often guilty of turning its back on this aging portion of society, viewing it not as blessing, but as burden. So accept my invitation to join me in “a further journey” as pastor or follower in the church and community.
What say you? Are we not compelled both by Scripture and by the necessary customs and conventions of the day to work with, not around this aging population? Is God calling us to inspire, equip and enable those who are active adults at midlife or beyond to deepen our relationship with Jesus, to strengthen and exercise our faith, to seek God for personal direction, to connect with peer groups and younger generations or specific ministries and to answer the call to influence and disciple the generations in our families, our church, our cities and the nations for Christ? What do you say?

What’s the Weather Like?

Heaven is touching earth today   What's the Weather Like?   Hot or cold? At seven o'clock this morning, a beautiful sunrise can be seen through the trees and tall buildings of my city. My 16-week old pup, Gage, and I prepare for a walk. I check my iPhone for the weather temperature. 51°F. I [...]

By | November 6th, 2017|A Further Journey| Comments

A Dog Named GAGE

“When the kids are gone and the dog is dead, you're my people.” A Dog Named GAGE I've often said, “When the kids are gone and the dog is dead, you're my people.” This no longer applies in my home. At the suggestion of my doctor and family, I notify our condominium board members, I [...]

By | October 23rd, 2017|A Further Journey| Comments

Next Year in Jerusalem

What is the significance of this saying?   Next Year in Jerusalem.   There are four “holy cities” in Israel, a concept dating back to the 1640s, with Tiberius joining Jerusalem, Hebron, and Safed in 1740. Jerusalem has remained the “holiest” of the four since the 10th century BC, when King David chose this to [...]

By | October 2nd, 2017|A Further Journey, Culture, News| Comments

What do Older People do all day?

Younger generations glance across an ever-broadening generation gap and wonder what occupies older people who seem to have nothing but time on their hands, nothing to do and no where to go.   So ask already If you ask the newly retired what is happening in their world, the likely response will be “never been [...]

When Does Old Begin?

The most basic question of all about old age is when does it begin? Does it begin the first morning I awaken with a groan and exclaim, "Boy, do I feel old today?" This leads to the next question, "What does "old" feel like?" How do I know? Did someone tell me? And if they [...]

By | July 24th, 2017|A Further Journey, Culture, Family, Leadership| Comments