Category Young in the Spirit

Comforting the Lonely

Remember those busy days when our families were young and on the move? People surrounded us. In addition to our friends and family, the parents of our children’s friends, neighbors, church ministries, and coworkers filled our lives. How often we wished back then for a quiet moment. As that wish becomes a reality, we can […]

He Really Is Alive

One of the benefits of aging is the wisdom that comes with experience and time. We often develop a clearer understanding of complicated concepts as we progress through this life. When I was younger I wondered why Jesus left us. Why did he have to ascend into heaven? Couldn’t he have stayed here indefinitely for […]

“It” is Fleeting

We stopped and stared briefly at each other, two strangers passing in a crowded restaurant. Do I know her? She looks familiar. Actually—she looks like me. Only older. Much older. Or—maybe I look like that. Maybe I look that old. Oh, wait. I am old. Encountering that similar-looking stranger made me stop and acknowledge who […]

Prayer Partner

For those of us who keep on track with prayer, the inability to pray would be a great loss. Ongoing communication with the Lord keeps us afloat through our life travels. People with memory loss often lose their ability to read prohibiting them from reading scripture or devotionals. They also may not remember the words […]

Older and More Faithful

The older we get the more we tend to pray. Faithful people say that their connection with God grows greater with age. Many reasons contribute toward this increase. We often have more time, and we definitely see the need for our children and ourselves. We want to leave a legacy of devotion and faith for […]

Saint Anthony on a Mission

Can’t find your glasses? Don’t remember where you parked your car? Call on Saint Anthony to help you. Known as the Patron Saint of Lost Articles, Saint Anthony of Padua is our go-to-saint to help us find the things we’ve misplaced. His mission is to remove that stress from our plates. Born Fernando Martins in […]

When Lord?

Patience. I used to pray for patience, because I need an unlimited supply. Then someone pondered with me that perhaps, if we ask for patience, God gives us more opportunities to practice building on it. I stopped praying that prayer. I don’t really want more challenges. One thing we learn as we get older is that […]