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TRIALS OF GETTING OLDER


Three elderly ladies were discussing the trials of getting older.


One said, "Sometimes I catch myself with a jar of mayonnaise in my hand, standing in front of the refrigerator, and I can’t remember if I need to put it away or start making a sandwich."


The second lady chimed in, "Yes, sometimes I find myself on the landing of the stairs and can’t remember whether I was going up or down."


"Well," the third one said, "I’m glad I don’t have that problem -- knock on wood."


As she rapped her knuckles on the table she added, "That must be the door. I’ll get it!"


Whether it is our memory, our health, our finances, our relationships, our school or work situation, or whatever, we all face various struggles in life. Sometimes when things go badly, those trials can test our faith.


(SOURCE: Susan Blader, SermonCentral.com, "Grasping at Straws" 6/30/08)

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