THE GLORY OF AGING
A woman nearly 100 years old wrote:
This old shell in which I dwell
Is growing old, I know full well,
But I am not the shell.
What if my hair is turning gray,
Gray hair is honorable, they say.
What if my sight is growing dim,
I still can see to follow Him.
Contributed by Glynda Lomax on Dec 27, 2014
“Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what happened.”
- Jennifer Yane
As you grow older, what’s inside you doesn’t change but your body changes, and it’s confusing to look in the mirror.
If you live your life as though you are a perpetual image contestant, your age is
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jul 23, 2012
THE AGE OF THE TEMPLE
A tourist is traveling with a guide through one of the thickest jungles in South America, when he comes across an ancient Mayan temple. The tourist is entranced by the temple, and asks the guide for details. To this, the guide states that archaeologists are carrying out
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 4, 2012
ROCK OF AGES
"Rock of Ages" is a popular Christian hymn by Reverend Augustus Montague Toplady, written in 1763 and first published in The Gospel Magazine in 1775.
Tradition says the hymn was written when Augustus Toplady was walking in the gorge of Burrington Combe in the Mendip Hills in
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 14, 2009
AGING ARE LEAVING NO INHERITANCE
An AARP analysis of the Federal Reserve Board’s 2004 Survey of Consumer Finances finds 21% of people born after 1964 thought they would inherit money someday. But with each passing year, the pressures on the nest-eggs of older people will only grow. A lot of
Contributed by Dave Kinney on Mar 29, 2009
Dr. Jess Moody once wrote with biting sarcasm,
"What do aged atheists have to talk about, as they sit around waiting to die? Do they discuss the legacy of morality, decency, integrity, and spiritual sensitivity they have given to their children? Or the good atheism has done the world: the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Sep 21, 2001
THE AGE BAROMETER
Change is a fact of life. The older you are the more change you’ve seen. This morning I have a test called "The Age Barometer". By taking this simple test you can determine how old you really are.
Give yourself one point for each item you remember:
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 6, 2006
The U.S. is an aging nation. Our median age, which today is 33, will be 38 by 2020, aging about 1 to 1.5 years in every 5. (Foster
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 18, 2010
The Good Old Days
A girl who went to college, but she just hated it. She told herself, “If I can ever get out of college, get married and have children, I know I’ll finally be able to enjoy life.” So she stuck with it. She went to classes every day and finally graduated from college. Then she got
Contributed by Arlyn Shaeffer on Feb 26, 2003
There are two things that would cause me to step away from the ministry. The first one is losing my memory. The second one
Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Dec 12, 2005
As afflictions in Christ abound and are prolonged, consolations abound and perseverance is given by Jesus as long as Christians go to Him as teacher for He invites them to be His students. (Matthew Henry Commentary)
As Christians throw off the yoke of the flesh, the world and the lies of the
Contributed by John Shearhart on Apr 10, 2007
A wealthy man and his son loved to collect rare works of art. They had everything in their collection, from Picasso to Raphael. They would often sit together and admire the great works of art. When the Vietnam conflict broke out, the son went to war. He was very courageous and died in battle while
Contributed by Jim Kilson on Feb 18, 2006
Sometime when you’re in an airport, observe the difference between passengers who hold confirmed tickets and those who are on standby. The ones with confirmed tickets read newspapers, chat with their friends or sleep. The ones on standby hang around the ticket counter, pace, and pace. The
Contributed by Rodelio Mallari on Nov 14, 2010
The highest present-day life expectancy belongs to the women in Norway (77 years) and the men in Sweden (72 years).
In most European countries and the Americas, men and women can expect to live to be over 60. On the other hand, most African countries report life expectancy
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 15, 2010
THE £1.50 HEARING AID
An elderly man stopped at a hearing aid centre and asked about prices. The salesman said, "We have them from £25,000 down to £1.50."
"What's the £25,000 one like?"
The salesman said, "Well, it translates three languages."
"And what about the one for
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 21, 2010
Quote: John J. Plomp
"You know that children are growing up when they start asking
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 21, 2010
A little girl sat on the bed pestering her mum with questions while mum was in a hurry to get changed and go out. Watching her mother looking in the mirror and plucking out the grey hairs on her head she asked, "Mummy, why do you have some grey hairs?"
Her mother replied, "Because
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 23, 2010
You know when you are growing old when...
* Everything hurts and what doesn't hurt, doesn't work,
* Your knees buckle and your belt won't.
* Your back goes out more often than you do.
* You know all the answers but no one asks the questions.
* Your mind makes agreements your body
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 29, 2010
Mrs Smith was so happy: "I’ve cured my husband of biting his nails."
I replied, "How did you manage to do that?"