Harry Emerson Fosdick Quote

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It is magnificent to grow old, if one keeps young.

From Proverbs 16:31:  “Gray hair is a crown of glory; it is gained in a righteous life.”

Harry Emerson Fosdick (1878-1969) was an American pastor who was an influential voice in American Protestantism.

Christina Baldwin Quotes

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How we remember, what we remember, and why we remember form the most personal map of our individuality.

The purpose of life is not to maintain personal comfort; it’s to grow the soul.

Christina Baldwin (born 1946) is an American writer, teacher, and lecturer.  

Charles Stanley Quote

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Though our physical body ages, our soul stays young as we continually grow in the Lord.

From Psalm 92:14-15:  “In old age they still produce fruit; they are always green and full of sap, showing that the Lord is upright; He is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in Him.”

Monday Memories: Embracing Our Golden Years

From Proverbs 16:31:  “Gray hair is a crown of glory; it is gained in a righteous life.”

man in green winter jacket holding a brown book

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Watching television, what is so wrong?

Proclaiming vitality, glowing youth

Idolizing outward beauty and more

Turning down the chatter, looking for truth

 

Savoring this life’s fertile, golden years

Knocking at the door, God’s Word always clear

Finding our inner beauty, filled with love

Embracing the later years, without fear

 

Assuring us of our Lord’s divine plan

Receiving far more than we can afford

Propelling us forward, with Jesus near

Guiding our daily walk, by His accord

 

Gaining beauty from our relationships

Discovering family love each day

Restoring our energy with these gifts

Growing closer to our Lord as we pray

 

Sharing our wisdom and experience

Bringing opportunities, we also grow

Living as role models in God’s spirit

Opening new pages, as blessings flow

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From American pastor, Harry Emerson Fosdick:  “It is magnificent to grow old, if one keeps young.”

Spiritual Maturity

From 1 Peter 2:2-3:  “Like newborn infants, long for the pure, spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow into salvation—if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good.”

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Infancy of man’s faith

Absent righteous skills

Fed with Word’s nourishment

Holy Spirit fills

 

Grappling divine lessons

Bread of Life above

Christ breathes as Living Word

Grace imparts with love

 

Learning faith’s elements

Son of Man preaches

One parable each time

Our Lord’s Word teaches

 

Practicing what is learned

Holy design’s growth

Faith in Word progresses

Maturity’s oath

 

Accepting Word’s goodness

Darkness now ignored

Righteous living obeys

Mercy comes on board

 

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From Hebrews 5:13-14:  “For everyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is unskilled in the word of righteousness.  But solid food is for the mature, for those whose faculties have been trained by practice to distinguish good from evil.”

Madeleine L’Engle Quotes

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The great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all of the other ages you’ve been.

Because we fail to listen to each other’s stories, we are becoming a fragmented human race.

Madeleine L’Engle (1918-2007) was an American writer and poet who frequently wrote about her Christian faith as well as her interest in modern science.

Washington Irving Quotes

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There is sacredness in tears.  They are not a mark of weakness, but of power.

One of the greatest and simplest tools for learning more and growing is doing  more.

American Washington Irving (1783-1859) ranks as one of his country’s most renowned authors.  His amazing short stories of “Rip Van Winkle” and “The Legend of Sleeping Hollow” remain all-time classics.  Ironically, his final resting place is at the Sleeping Hollow Cemetery in New York state.

Young at Heart

From Psalm 92:12-13:  “The righteous flourish like the palm tree, and grow like a cedar in Lebanon.  They are planted in the house of the Lord; they flourish in the courts of our God.”

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Passing years adding up

Remaining young at heart

Positive outlook leads

God’s love fulfills its part

 

Morning fills with Scripture

Pursuing and learning

Father’s Word feeds spirit

Faithfulness keeps burning

 

With each passing moment

Shaping this fragile soul

Father’s handiwork molds

Thankfully in control

 

God bestows precious love

Sharing His deepest thoughts

Youthful outlook thriving

Grace unties worries’ knots

 

Righteousness flourishing

Reaping Creator’s love

Always our steady rock

God leads, Heaven above

 

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From 1 Peter 2:1-3:  “Rid yourselves, therefore, of all malice, and all guile, insincerity, envy, and all slander.  Like newborn infants, long for the pure, spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow into salvation—if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good.”