Don’t Let Fear Stop You

In 2018, Justin Gallegos, a junior at the University of Oregon, became “the first professional Nike athlete in history with cerebral palsy.” Gallegos wrote on Instagram, “I was once a kid in leg braces who could barely put [one] foot in front of the other! Now I have signed a contract with Nike Running! Trust…

Bookshelf and Bible Study: Apocrypha

Today’s Bookshelf pick tackles a section that is not included in every Bible: the Apocrypha. These books appear between the Old and New Testaments, and many Christians are unfamiliar with their contents. As a way to dive deeper into this often-overlooked section, today we’ll focus our attention on… Immersion Bible Studies: Apocrypha by David A….

Dismantling Racism

United Methodist Church leaders will launch a plan of action to galvanize church members and others to actively stand against racism in the wake of the death of George Floyd and protests across the U.S.  The “Dismantling Racism: Pressing on to Freedom” initiative is a multi-level effort throughout the church to initiate a sustained and…

Divine Design

In 2018, “the National University of Singapore and the Indonesian Institute of Sciences discovered dozens of new sea creatures in a remote and unexplored area of the Indian ocean.” Mysterious Universe says, “We tend to think the days of discovery here on earth are over. We’ve mapped the continents and put heroic explorers out of…

What do you see when you see?

The eye is one of the marvels of creation. Jesus spoke of the eye as the lamp of the body. A detailed explanation of the functioning and fine tuning of the eye is beyond my pay grade, but the eye has an innate capability that is beyond our imagining. With the lifting of the eye…

Summer Preview

Summer is almost here! That 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: Dive deep into Spiritual Practices with our new Bible lesson feature. Learn about the art of Bible Journaling with Steffie Misner…

Bookshelf and Bible Study: Simplicity

For some of us, our later years are a time of downsizing. Maybe it’s time to let go of stuff that’s weighing you down, both physically and spiritually. Learning to live a life that is more focused on God and less focused on material possessions is the inspiration for today’s Bookshelf pick. Simplicity by Wendy…

Glimpses of Glory

There is a growing interest in near-death or near-life experiences. Each of these is a recalled experience when one is presumed dead – not breathing, heart not beating. Some people have been brought back to life through resuscitation or other means.  While in the state of being out-of-this-world, some have memories of bright light, tunnels as pathways to lawns…

A Different Kind of Birthday

The coronavirus / COVID-19 pandemic did not deter Haddonfield, New Jersey from celebrating the 100th birthday of retired United Methodist pastor and respected humanitarian leader, Rev. Dr. Charles A. Sayre on Sunday, April 19th.  (Image courtesy of Haddonfield United Methodist Church) When Haddonfield United Methodist Church‘s in-person birthday party was halted due to social distancing…

Inspiration from the Issue: Koalas Down Under

In this Spring’s issue of Christian Living in the Mature Years Magazine, Rachel Mullen takes us down under to Australia and New Zealand. In the article, she visits the Great Barrier Reef and North Tropical Queensland, as well as the South Island in New Zealand. Australia is a massive country, and she couldn’t fit everything…