Tag Archives: aging

Cancel the Dementia Screening

One of the “companions” of aging is the unspoken question, “Am I starting to forget things that I should be remembering?” This question is a bit comical to me in that, having worked as a pastor in a church, I … Continue reading

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End of the Third Quarter

In a few days I will be 75 years old. Another way to say it is that I am beginning my 76th year.  My husband always adds 9 months to his age as he believes life starts at conception. But, … Continue reading

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If Aging had an On/Off Switch

I glanced at a TV documentary of medical research on children that don’t age normally. One little girl was six years old chronologically but lived in the body and mind of a six-month-old child. A boy who had lived forty … Continue reading

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No Sunday Shoes

I carefully chose clothes to wear to church today. I tried to find something that is casual but respectful of an environment that facilitates the worship of God. I wore nice slacks, a black top and a classy black and … Continue reading

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Both Old and Homesick

I never knew old people would feel waves of homesickness. I thought that was an experience of children. But today I passionately miss both my Mom and my Dad. Maybe it is because today is their wedding anniversary. I nurtured … Continue reading

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From King Size Bed to Twin

It was with intrigue that I first heard the phrase: “Aging is a diminishing experience”. I remember the time and place as a medical/ethical conference at Trinity Seminary in 2001. The guest speaker. who introduced this thought. was Vernon Grounds. … Continue reading

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You are Thankful for What?

I listened carefully as my friend described to me the findings of her recent medical workup. The past couple of years have been a battle with cancer. The cancer is gone but side effects from chemo and an unexplained anemia … Continue reading

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