New Direction…

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Greetings Readers!

I’m new to blogging and haven’t quite found my voice yet. I do know that the content of this blog will be for the glorification of God. Whatever topic I gravitate toward will be based on Biblical truths. I will continue to post  my writings here but I’d like to add to that and to hear from you! Feel free to critique my writing, gently please, or to voice your thoughts and concerns on the different topics contained in the posts. However, you may not use foul language nor take God’s name in vain.

I think some of a certain age are leery of commenting on a blog site, and it’s understandable, I’m of that age!  I now have a facebook page to connect this too, I’ve no idea what this means yet. I’m still learning this stuff so bear with me…mercy!

Speaking  Of A Certain Age…

I am in a phase of my life where aging is rapidly marking it’s territory. Mentally, physically, spiritually, emotionally. I’m finding it extremely difficult to deal with. I don’t mean to discount men’s discomfort with the process, I know they grapple with the same things, but they do appear to have an easier go of it?

I’m praying constantly for God to help me move through this phase. The hardest thing to deal with is, what’s next? After menopause what is next? I’ll be the old people and for the life of me I can’t believe it’s happening. I do not mean this as a slur to those older than me, quite the contrary…I need your input and wisdom! I need to know it’s ok.

I feel as if I’ve just blinked my eyes and I’m a grandmother of a teenaged female and a pre-teen boy. But wasn’t my son just born? I’m concerned for my mother who seems frail and forgets things. How did my 20 year old body get in this shape? Even my earlobes appear to have changed…there is not enough retinol A! Even as I lament the loss of some youthful attributes shame creeps in.  I’m thankful to be alive and healthy, it’s a miracle due to the way I lived for so long.

So, how do you handle being over say…45ish? And if you’re still a youngin what do you hope to achieve? I’d love to hear from you!

Since my youth, God, you have taught me,
and to this day I declare your marvelous deeds.
Even when I am old and gray,
do not forsake me, my God,
till I declare your power to the next generation,
your mighty acts to all who are to come.
Psalm 71:17,18

 

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About pdhemphill

I'm married to a wonderful man, we share two grown sons and two grandchildren. I love to write, crochet, bird watch, rv, hike and bike and I dabble with piano. Above all of this I love spending my mornings with God and being in His word. My goal is to share some life experiences and perhaps reach someone going through similar things and offer hope.

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  1. Beautiful . ..I’m embracing aging with a grateful attitude ..My parents nor my son were allowed to get there,So I feel blessed and honored . Menopause was thrust upon me over night,but It’s not dictating who I am,I just need a fan more now lol.I refuse to let Satan have one minute of my joy.And I pray in the next chapter of life that I don’t pee my pants or be a grouch noone wants to be around..

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