Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Welcome to Midlife

Looking back on our teens and twenties, life was an exciting adventure. There was the anticipation of college, the first job, marriage, family, and maybe a little house with a white picket fence. We looked forward to what would unfold with the optimism of youth and rolled with the punches. Now that we've reached middle age, our hopes and dreams may be different, perhaps tempered with a few more decades under our belts, but change doesn't have an expiration date.

We're not getting any younger. We feel the effects of those pesky, fluctuating hormones. In what seems like a blink of an eye, the babies we've held in our arms are taller than we are. Some may have left the nest and returned with wee ones of their own. Our parents have grown older as well. The roles may have been reversed where we are now taking care of the ones who formerly cared for us. There's still so much to learn as the terrain of life shifts under our feet.

Thankfully, we aren't navigating the unknown territory of middle-age without a sure and steadfast Guide. The same God who watched over us then still keeps us now. He's more than up to the task of seeing us through midlife - crises, hormones, and all.

So please join us this month as we tackle the subject of middle age. I  hope you will be encouraged as we share from our different perspectives and learn from the Lord in this season of life.

1 comment:

  1. Persis, this is a great topic! I am mid 40's :) and I am looking forward to what this stage of my life has to offer. The kids being raised, the mornings are quiet and my own (I love my kids but this is what we have worked 20 years towards). Now, I sit back and wait, for those wee ones you spoke about and what the Lord has in store for us.