Jamaica Patois Wisdom – Experience

by Jefferson David Tant The Jamaican Patois dialect is colorful, unique, and humorous. It is my desire to share some of the philosophy shown in this mix of colorful phrases that are witty as well as thought-provoking. I hope the readers both profit and enjoy. In my quarter-century plus of teaching there, I have come…

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When I Am Old and Gray Headed

by Kent Heaton The infirmity of old age is the burden of a fleshly temple ravaged by time through disease and increasing weakness of mind and body. Solomon spoke of the descent into the difficult days when the affliction and sadness burdened life; the arms and hands tremble; the legs bow down; teeth are few…

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The Palm and Cedar Trees

by Wayne S. Walker “The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree; he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon” (Psalm 92:12). I have always liked looking at palm trees. Of course, growing up in the midwest I never saw a palm tree, except for potted ones indoors and on television shows, until I went…

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I’m Not 18 Years Old Anymore

by Zeke Flores I’m not 18 years old anymore My body doesn’t move as it did then; more things droop and sag, and more parts hurt and ache. At 18 I had very few responsibilities. I lived entirely in the moment making decisions solely based on my selfish desire for immediate gratification. At 18 I…

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Preaching as an Elderly Man

by John Humphries The golden years (or sunset years) can be a very challenging time in an elderly preacher’s life. With most, their bodies have been weakened by age, so they no longer have the energy to move about as quickly as when they were younger. With some, their mind remains clear and they are…

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Waiting

by Ed Harrell Christianity Magazine, Volume 3, No. 4, April 1986 In recent years, the most bone-chilling, foreboding thought tightly caged in the back of my mind has had to do not with nuclear war or heart attacks, but old age. I do not fear the bright and sunny days of those advanced in years…

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Living on Borrowed Time

by Jefferson David Tant “The days of our years are threescore years and ten, Or even by reason of strength fourscore years; Yet is their pride but labor and sorrow; For it is soon gone, and we fly away” (Psalms 90:10). Having reached that milestone of threescore and ten a few years ago. I feel…

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Aged Preachers – “Seeking an Answer”

by Travis Main via Church of Christ Articles Baptisms and burials, over a lifetime the preacher performed a great number of these.  From Genesis to Revelation, his words carefully uttered the precepts of God.  His hair was once full and his face youthfully smooth.  Now his hair sports only grey and wrinkles outline his face.  God…

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Growing Old

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/GrowingOld.mp3 by Austin Hausner

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