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How the Christmas Story Encourages Older Adults

I’m writing during the final days of Christmastide 2021-2022. In this season of the year, I’m continuing to reflect on the significance of the…

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Webinar: Aging Faithfully with Alice Fryling

Mark Roberts will be interviewing Alice about her brand-new book, Aging Faithfully: The Holy Invitation of Growing Older.

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A Letter from Mark Roberts to Our Third Third Friends

Dear Third Third Friends, I’m writing this letter for two reasons. First, I want to thank you. Second, I’d like to ask for your…

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The Smells of Christmas and Third Third Flourishing

One of the very best things about Christmas is the smells. Yes, it’s wonderful to celebrate the birth of Jesus. That’s the main thing….

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Gratitude and Third Third Flourishing:
New Studies and Striking Implications

Introduction In March 2020 I wrote an article called “Gratitude and Lifelong Flourishing.” You can find it in the Third Third Journal of the…

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Don’t Let the Negative Narratives Keep You From Flourishing

People in the third third of life have prodigious potential for flourishing, that is, for experiencing personal well-being while making a meaningful difference in…

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We Still Need the Power of Purpose in a Pandemic

Just over a year ago the De Pree Center’s Third Third Initiative hosted a Zoom webinar called The Power of Purpose in a Pandemic….

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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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