“GREAT TRUTHS ABOUT GROWING OLD: 1) Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional. 2) Time may be a great healer, but it’s a lousy beautician, and 3) Wisdom comes with age, but sometimes age comes alone.” These were another section in the email yesterday but they seem to support Proverbs 24:3, 4 “By wisdom a house is built and through understanding it is established; through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures.” I like this verse. Aging is mandatory but reflection and learning from our trials is ours. The question floating in conversations now is, what have we learned during this time of sheltering? Similarly, what will the new normal look like? I suppose at one time I might have answered, a cane or a walker. Perhaps in our middle years the marriage dissolved, children graduate, jobs end and we have to reorganize our lives. Easter season is about that reorganizing of faith after the crucifixion. We can get older but are we growing up in our faith? The houses of our lives are built with time but the understanding comes from reflecting with the Lord about our experiences. I think the rare and beautiful treasures in my home are all the wonderful memories He has blessed me with and the fantastic people He has brought into my life that have made me who I am. People like you! Have a blessed day.

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