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Is Retirement Good for You? Or Not?

A few weeks ago I started to wonder: Is retirement good for you? Are retired people healthier? Happier? Do those who retire live better,…

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Retirement in the Bible? Some New Thoughts and Encouragements

If you Google on “retirement” and “Bible,” you’ll find some folks who say “There is no retirement in the Bible.” Alongside this claim they’ll…

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The Paradox of Purpose in the Third Third of Life

A few months ago I wrote an article for the De Pree Center’s Third Third Journal called “Purpose is Key to Third Third Flourishing.”…

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Looking Back on Blessings
and Looking Ahead to New Opportunities:
An Interview with Elizabeth Smith

Recently I had the opportunity to interview Elizabeth Smith who has an amazing “third third” story. I’m excited to be able to share this…

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Surprised by Older Adults . . . at the Olympics

In the last few months I’ve been watching the media for interesting stories having to do with people getting older. Of course there continues…

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Surprised by Older Adults . . . Dancing!

A couple of weeks ago I wrote an article for the Third Third Journal called “Surprised by Older Adults.” I talked about how pundits…

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Webinar: Retirement Reformation:
Abundant Fruitfulness in the Third Third of Life

Retirement is generally seen as a time of relaxation and self-focus. Making a difference that matters is a thing of the past, or so we are told. Not so, says Bruce Bruinsma, author of the trailblazing book, The Retirement Reformation.

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Calling in the Third Third of Life: The Beginning

Scripture – Genesis 12:1-3 Now the LORD said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land…

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Surprised by Older Adults

A few days ago, golfer Phil Mickelson won the 2021 PGA Championship. This was quite unexpected because Mickelson had not been playing exemplary golf…

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Longing for Fruitfulness in the Third Third of Life

 A few weeks ago I was talking with a woman who had recently retired from an impressive professional career. Though she was enjoying her…

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Calling: You Have One!

This devotion is taken from the small group and devotional guide, Calling in the Third Third of Life. To learn more about this guide…

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Webinar: Building and Rebuilding Joy
in the Third Third of Life

We’re all in the building-rebuilding process when it comes to joy in the third third of life.

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Expanding Our Intergenerational Horizons

Recently, the De Pree Center hosted a fascinating webinar with three experts in intergenerational collaboration. I greatly enjoyed interviewing Eunice Lin Nichols, Raymond Jetson,…

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Why It Was Great for Me, a 63-Year-Old, to See Godzilla vs. Kong

Yesterday evening I saw the recently released film Godzilla vs. Kong. If you’re not familiar with this particular movie, you can probably imagine what…

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Webinar: Purposeful Retirement:
Live Well as You Make a Difference that Matters

Do you want retirement to be filled with purpose? 

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