Category Archives: old age

Revelling in the years

Henry Durbanville, in his book The Best Is Yet To Be, wrote, ‘I feel so sorry for folks who don’t like to grow old…I revel in my years. They enrich me…I would not exchange…the abiding rest of soul, the measure … Continue reading

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Crown of splendour

Someone once said there are four ages of man: the first is when you believe in Santa Claus, the second is when you don’t believe in Santa Claus, the third is when you are Santa Claus and the fourth is … Continue reading

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And it came to pass

A group of people was once asked to name the passage of the Bible that most helped them when they were going through difficult times. Most came up with old favourites, except for one elderly man who said: ‘Mine is: … Continue reading

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‘No one ought ever do that again’

The first person to ride down Niagara Falls was Annie Edson Taylor, a sixty three year old schoolteacher who used a wooden barrel packed with inflated pillows, a mattress, and an anvil. When they fished her out she said: “No … Continue reading

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Everything Prepared for your Arrival

I read about a man from Canada who left the frozen north for a holiday in the Florida Sun. His wife was due to follow him next day. When he got to his hotel he sent her an email. Unfortunately … Continue reading

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It’s not about where we are, but where we’re heading

Oliver Wendell Holmes said: ‘I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving. We must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it. But we must … Continue reading

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Helping People Cry

I read a wonderful account of a little boy who went into his neighbour’s backyard and sat on the old man’s lap because he was sitting there crying, having just lost his wife. Later, when the child returned home, his … Continue reading

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Inexpressible Longings

Some of the most poignant words in the Bible come from the Book of Ecclesiastes which says, ‘God has set eternity in our hearts.’ CS Lewis reflected that we often wonder why it is that we have such deep, inexpressible … Continue reading

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Things Stink the Way we Think

There’s one thing that wise people throughout the ages have agreed on, and that is that our thoughts shape what we become. I heard a story about a cranky old man who made a visit to see his grandchildren, and, … Continue reading

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The Time to Live is Today

When her sister died unexpectedly, Ann Wells helped her brother-in-law search through her wardrobe to find something special to bury her in. They discovered some exquisite silk lingerie still wrapped in tissue. Ann’s brother-in-law said she’d purchased this in New … Continue reading

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