Newborns in Need

Newborns in Need is an example of many organizations that collect handmade items for newborn babies, such as knit caps, crocheted blankets, and plush toys. Newborns in Need “is dedicated to making sure that the teen mom, the stressed family, the mother overwhelmed in sadness is supported in the first moments of the child’s life.”…

Recipe and Bible Study: Grape Smoothie

Use mealtime (and snack time) as a chance to give thanks to the Creator for providing nourishing food and a time of communion with those you love. As you read this recipe, take the opportunity to finish this thought: “Lord, today I give thanks for…” Take the time to your fill your heart with gratitude…

Bringing First Fruits

Many years ago, my husband and I were active at a church that was struggling to meet its budget. The shortfall led to laying off a couple of staff members. A friend felt a heaviness about saving up for a new car when her church was financially hurting. She expressed her frustration that what she…

The Angel City Chorale

The 160-member Angel City Chorale (ACC) “reflects the spirit and diversity of Los Angeles in its membership, its music, and its outreach activities. Equally committed to good music and good deeds, ACC is dedicated to ‘Building Community One Song at a Time.’ ”1 Founder Sue Fink notes that the group is quite diverse in terms…

Preview: Summer 2019

We’re gearing up for another season of barbecues, no school, and warm temps. That also means it’s time for a brand new issue of Christian Living in the Mature Years magazine! Here is what you can expect in your mailbox with the Summer 2020 issue: Learn the ins and outs of prison ministry with Linda Jinkens. Indulge…

Near to God: Revelation Series, Part 3

Throughout the Bible we’re told over and over that God wants to be near God’s people. It’s a theme that’s present in the opening chapters of Genesis when God breathes life into humanity and then walks in the garden created for them to live in. The heartbreak of Adam and Eve’s sin, more than anything,…

On Worship : Revelation Series, Part 2

When I was studying theology in graduate school, I discovered something particularly peculiar. Whenever I struck up a conversation with a stranger or someone I met at a dinner party, they would always ask me what I was studying, as any civilized person would. When I answered, “Theology” I would almost always receive one of…

Why Read Revelation? : Revelation Series, Part 1

Air. You breathe it in every day and if you don’t have access to it for more than a minute or so, you will die. Water. Two-thirds of your body is made up of it and it’s essential for daily life. Most major cities in the world are built where they are because of access…

Future Issue Sneak Peek: Australia Travel

Here at Christian Living in the Mature Years, we work on articles for the magazine a full year out from publication. That means that in spring of 2019 we are putting together the Spring 2020 issue. Keep an eye on this blog for behind-the-scenes posts for stories we’re currently working on and extra information that…

Recipe and Bible Study: Popcorn Treats

Use mealtime as a chance to give thanks to the Creator for providing nourishing food and a time of communion with those you love. As you read this recipe, take the opportunity to finish this thought: “Lord, today I give thanks for…” Take the time to your fill your heart with gratitude as you fill…