But with the JOY OF THE LORD AS OUR STRENGTH we can choose to do so joyfully!
We have little control over our parentage, our heredity, environment, mental capacity and other personal matters. If we are blessed by moving toward longevity, we can decide whether it will be with regrets, with a negative disposition, or with positive anticipation. The latter is what this book is about.
Consider these pages as a road map. Before you go on an extended trip you plan. The first four chapters deal with four age periods and present us with life as it is most likely to take place during each period. Other chapters deal with the importance of developing and maintaining positive relationships. Marriage and singleness are explored, as are losses common to the aging process.
Some other chapter titles are: Opportunities to Serve others, The Joy of Grandparenting, Decluttering and Downsizing, Becoming a Caregiver and Leaving a Legacy. This book is designed to assist you in finding purpose for each day and making it a joyous experience. Let's ask God to help us not to let today slip through our fingers without celebrating life to the fullest.
Leona had the privilege to co-author this book with Dr. Starr by introducing the theme of each of his thought-provoking and insightful chapters with one of her contemporary poems. A prominent denominational Christian leader in Canada, Dr. Starr is an author, speaker, pastor, church administrator and Leona's friend from their college years. He has specialized in pioneering senior adult programs.
“Adult kids” will want to give the book to their senior parents. Give it as a gift to your over-55 friends and relatives, newly retiring friends and members of your seniors group at Church. Yourpastor and leadership staff would appreciate a copy. Put one in your church library. It will be helpful to caregivers in care facilities and to encourage the residents. It makes a great gift for college reunions.
Best of all—each of us needs its uplifting message for ourselves!