While others are doubting … Believe.
While others are playing … Plan.
While others are sleeping … Study.
While others are delaying … Decide.
While others are daydreaming … Prepare.
While others are procrastinating … Begin.
While others are wishing … Work.
While others are talking … Listen.
While others are pouting … Smile.
While are others are criticizing … Commend.
While others are quitting … Persist.
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Aging Outside the Box
By: S. Mitchell
The popular phrase “think outside the
box” gave me the idea to “age outside the box,” living with power, style and
Satisfy us in our earliest youth with
your loving-kindness, giving us constant joy to the end of our lives. (Psalms
90:14 – TLB)
Many people over 50, with their toes
barely inside the new millennium, are discovering ageless living and endless
energy. They are neither imprisoned in the past, nor refusing to embrace the
present. People who are aging outside the box do not fear the future, but
rather capture each moment as an opportunity to learn, to grow, to become
increasingly all that they were designed to be.
Think of the people in your life who are
aging with power. There is power in living through the Word of God, The Holy
Bible. Rev. Rick Warren has taken me and millions of people deeper into the
understanding of having power through the bible with his book The Purpose
Driven Life. Hopefully, as we age, we enjoy spiritual maturity as we live in
There is power in the blood of Jesus. My
stuttering Paw Paw (Grandfather), who is now walking the street of gold, sang
with gusto, “There’s Power In The Blood,” directing our church choir. He loved
to sing, because he did not stutter while singing. As a ten-year-old girl, my
Paw Paw put me in his church choir. I vividly recall him turning red in the
face as he belted out his song, “THERE’S POWER IN THE BLOOD, POWER IN THE
BLOOD!” That song and my Paw Paw implanted forever in my heart and head that
the power of the blood of Jesus IS above all powers.
There is also power as many aspects of
aging become positive. It is possible older people may have more financial
flexibility to glorify God. With an empty nest, many are experiencing more
self-time and time to enjoy one’s passions. It’s a good time to start a new
career, enjoy a hobby, or live and travel to a geographical area of one’s
What style of life has God planted
inside your DNA? Many times, as we age, we flow into the life God has planned
for us. My passions are God, family, Country, writing, speaking and traveling.
I feel I have lived many years to get into my flow of life that feels good in
my spirit. I am enthusiastic about my style of aging. Your style of life will
certainly be personalized.
Life in Christ is unfading,
And he shall be like a tree planted by
the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also
shall not whither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. (Psalms 1:3 KJV)
(1) The power to live and develop.
(2) Power of continuing in force of effect.
(3) Physical or mental energy. (Webster’s Contemporary Dictionary)
And Moses was one hundred and twenty
years old when he died: his eye was not dim, nor his natural force abated. (Deuteronomy
Wow! Moses enjoyed vitality in his later
The 76 million baby boomers are focusing
on aging with vitality! In their quest for the fountain of youth, they are
changing the way we age. They have learned that exercise is the golden egg of
aging. It slows down aging by positively effecting your cardiovascular system,
your immune system, your musculoskeletal system, and your emotional well-being.
Exercise rekindles and re-sparks our fire for live.
Fighting aging is all about high
self-esteem and self-confidence, feeling good about yourself, and living a
happy balanced life.
By the end of this century, more people
will be over 50 than under in thiscountry. It’s important that we age outside
the box, with power, style, and vitality.
By: D. Delay Our family enjoys the fun andrefreshment of water slides and lazy rivers during hot summer vacations. At
most water parks, there are also one or two spots where large buckets hang overhead
filling little by little with water. The closer the bucket gets to being full,
the larger the crowd grows beneath in anticipation—children and adults alike
wait for the outpouring. Then SUDDENLY the bucket tips and a great flood of
refreshment crashes down on all below! In the Book of Revelation, the Bible
describes golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints
(Revelation 5:8). In other words, the prayers of God's people collectively fill
heavenly bowls with sweet aroma, much like the burnt offerings did in days of
old. In Revelation 8,
we discover what these bowls are used for: "Then another angel, having a
golden censer, came and stood at the altar. He was given much incense, that he
should offer it with the prayers of all the saints upon the golden alter w…