Today is Tuesday, March 12th, 2019; Karen's Korner #3991

Last week I missed Monday because I was snowed out. Yesterday, my computer wouldn't work! But today it works! Thanks to a computer person; I got a new mouse.

This is an inspirational thought which I received via email this morning from Max Lucado. When we first graduate from high school, we have lots of changes. New jobs. New friends. Different places to live. Then we settle down. Maybe get married. Find the job of our dreams; many times for decades. Probably live in the same places for extended periods of time.

Then comes our older life. Decisions to retire. Maybe move from a home where we have lived for a long time. Some change comes because we decide. Other changes come whether we like them or not.

Anyway, I thought this was a good one!

How to Love Growing Old

"The dawning of old age. Empty nest. Bifocals. Everything hurts when you wake up. And what doesn't hurt, doesn't work. Regret can become a major pastime and may lead to rebellion against whatever ties you down.

"Growing old can be dangerous, so you need to be prepared. Luke 17:33 advises, 'Whoever tries to keep his life safe will lose it, and the man who is prepared to lose his life will preserve it.' The wisest are not the ones with the most years in their lives, but the most life in their years.

"You can take the safe route, or you can hear the voice of God's adventure. Follow God's impulses. Adopt the child. Move overseas. Teach the class. Change careers. Make a difference. Your last chapters can be your best chapters. God's oldest have always been among his choicest."