Growing Old or Growing Up

August 1, 2010

in the generous life

Over the years I’ve watched people age.  Some have matured well and others have became … well, far more interested in putting on a good show and leaving a personal legacy than in really being healthy, loving those around them and having a life.

I want my husband and I to be the kind of folks that mature well.  I figure that happens when you stay a branch attached to the vine, where you are regularly in the Word and relating often to others within the body of Christ.  I think it also has a lot to do with being intentionally aware of and serving others.

I’m not really sure what this minor ramble is about, except perhaps to encourage y’all to really look at what is important and to live well.  Putting on a good show really does nothing for you and those around you.  Real love and involvement in the lives of those around you will bring great joy and a life well lived.

I would want my legacy to be that I was a great son, father and friend.  Dante Hall

Be generous!  Lori <><

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Karen Lindsay August 1, 2010 at 8:11 am

Last year about this time I sent in a comment about the troubles my husband and I were, and still are having. He doesn’t see it. But it has a lot to do with your rambling today.

He is all about show: what others think. He doesn’t even make love to me because the kids might hear. The kids are adults, they know how they came to be. What is his problem? That they might think it’s okay to have sex?

He goes to church, listens to a message but learns nothing. There is no joy, because he has no relationship with God other than a superficial Churchianity mask. He and his dad just left for church. Two men who do not love God, but attend church because that is what they do. But neither has any faith, love, fruit. And they wonder why the kids and I don’t want anything more to do with church.

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