Monthly Archives: June 2011

Sadness Needs a Slider

It is quite common to see a commercial where heavy furniture, appliances and even a car can be shifted from one place to another simply by placing little round disks under the corners and pushing on the object that needs … Continue reading

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Steep Steps and Crutches

The church begged to be photographed. It is a classic white structure with a steeple that points through the towering pines to the heavens. At the time of my childhood, which is the setting for these memories, the front door … Continue reading

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Putting Grandma in the Grave

(A graveside service for children) There is no way to make what we are going to do here now easy.  As we actually put the body that your Grandmother used to live in into the grave, we feel all kinds … Continue reading

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The Back Door Doesn’t Close

 Welcome to Senior Adult Ministry! We want to be warm and friendly. We want to make the front door wide. We want to change the image of Senior from “a category to be avoided and denied” to “one where joy … Continue reading

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I’m Still Young, I Think…

I want to commend you for your courage in reading this blog entitled Silverstrand: Faith through aging eyes. Especially since your secret is that you feel like you are just “getting started.”  Do you remember the first time someone gave … Continue reading

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A Tribute to My Husband

Since his stroke 8 years ago many of the things my husband, Virgil, did without a thought now require time, concentration and humility. Words can be elusive and repair of normal appliances or machinery is daunting.  This can be illustrated … Continue reading

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X Marks the Spot

Just for fun draw a line on a blank paper. Think of one end as the date of your birth and the other as the date of your death. Then, put an X on the place on that line that … Continue reading

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