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The Toe and The Tooth

A Week in the Life of a Senior Citizen My age doesn’t bother me. It’s the side effects. – Anon. It was mid-January, 2020, when I started to feel a slight ache in my left middle toe. I ignored it, because as the golden years continue, it’s not advisable to pay too much attention to […]

The Winter of God, by James K Baxter,

The winter of middle age is sent to us so that we should learn to throw our natural youth as a willing sacrifice on the bonfire and grow young again in God. It is only those who cling desperately to the natural level – to a sexuality that may be inopportune, to material possessions, to […]

Over the Hill and into the Valley

Yea, though I walk through the shadow of the valley of death, I fear no evil for the Lord is with me — Psalm 23. My husband just celebrated his seventy-ninth birthday, and my own is just a few months away. How did we get here? I look at him and I still see the […]