Jubilee

The majority of bankruptcies in the United States involves medical debt. Approximately “17 percent of all adults in America struggle to pay their medical bills.”1 RIP Medical Debt is a non-profit organization that “locates, buys and forgives medical debt.”2 According to RIP Medical Debt, “The situation is critical for many of us. We all know…

This Is Important

“And every day,” author Iain S. Thomas wrote, “the world will drag you by the hand, yelling, ‘This is important! And this is important! And this is important! You need to worry about this! And this! And this!’ And each day, it’s up to you to yank your hand back, put it on your heart…

A Powerful and Gracious God

The Creation accounts and early interactions of God and God’s people are striking. God simply spoke, and the world came into being. God put into place the sun, the moon, and an awe-inspiring array of stars and planets. God dug into earth’s topsoil; formed the first human; and breathed into his nostrils, bringing him to…

Downton Abbey

The most popular of all NPT’s Masterpiece Theater productions, Downton Abbey, is now continuing as a feature-length film. The setting of the PBS show is explicitly England before, during, and following the First World War – a time when change was being born but without a ready bassinet to accept it. The drama is majestically…

Practice Forgiveness

Several years after Oshea Israel was convicted of killing Mary Johnson-Roy’s only son, Laramiun Byrd, Johnson-Roy began regularly visiting Israel in prison. They got to know each other well enough that when Israel was released, Johnson-Roy recommended him as a tenant to her landlord, who rented Israel the apartment next door to Johnson-Roy’s. Johnson-Roy said,…

Loving and Just Behavior

An unlikely friendship between a former KKK member and a Syrian Muslim refugee is sparking hope online. Chris Buckley and Heval Kelli of LaFayette, Georgia, were introduced by a mutual friend who was hoping to get Buckley out of the KKK. Buckley says, “I was scared of what I didn’t know. I was scared of…

Recipe and Bible Lesson: Pecans

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…

Preview: Fall 2019

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 Fall 2019 issue: Read Carole Rodgers’ story of volunteering in the aftermath of 9/11. Discover how to become a mentor with the article “Living a Legacy.” Examine the sacrament of baptism…

The Welfare of Others

In June 2016, Texas jail guard Gary Grimm was the one man assigned to watch eight inmates at the Parker County District Courthouse when he slumped over from a massive heart attack. Grimm said, “If they wished harm for me, all they had to do was sit there and do nothing.” Instead, the men “broke…

Simple Actions of Love

A while ago, a video of an act of kindness went viral. Eight-year-old Maurice Adams Jr. helped Contrica Hill, who was using a walker, climb to the top of a set of stairs. “Maurice was in the car with his mother when they spotted the elderly woman.” He said, “Mom, can I go help her…