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How Christmas Memories Can Enrich Your Life

Christmastime is filled with memories. At least it is for those of us in the third third of life, perhaps because we have lived…

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Relationships are Essential for Third Third Flourishing

Relationships Are Essential for Third Third Flourishing by Mark D. Roberts As part of the De Pree Center’s Third Third Initiative, I recently hosted…

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Gaining Margin to Give Back: An Interview with Stephanie Smith

When I interviewed Stephanie Smith – an African American woman in her late 40’s – about her hopes for the coming years in life,…

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Webinar: Uncommon Retirement

Webinar with Jeff Haanen, hosted by Mark Roberts.

This webinar offered a new vision of what we call “retirement.” Based on Scripture, this vision will help folks to flourish in the third third of life.

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A Third Look at What Matters: Gospel, Society, and Ministry

“Avocation excites your mind. Avocation releases your brain and your soul…it brings in an entire fresh perspective into the deeper shades of grace and…

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Webinar: The Power of Purpose in a Pandemic

Webinar with Richard and Leona Bergstrom, hosted by Mark Roberts.

This webinar focuses on how those in the third third of life can discover a new sense of purpose that will focus and empower us in the midst of the pandemic.

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Story, Calling, and Church: A Review of Aging by Will Willimon

Story, Calling, and Church: A Review of Aging by Will Willimon Part 1: Story In the past two years I’ve read at least a…

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Finding Courage as an Artist: An Interview with Roxanne Fulkerson

“I wanted to be a visual artist my whole life, but it took me so long to have the courage to do what I…

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Re-Ignite and Your Third Calling

Today I had a most interesting and encouraging meeting (by Zoom, of course) with Richard Bergstrom. I had known of Richard for about a…

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Entrepreneurship in the Third Third of Life – More Than You Might Imagine

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is arguably the world’s leading research organization when it comes to entrepreneurship. Their methods and data are trustworthy and…

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Webinar: Flourishing in the Third Third of Life

Webinar by Mark Roberts.

This webinar explores how to serve the “third thirders” in your ministries as well as think in new ways about your own future.

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Transforming Prayer in the Third Third of Life

“When you pray, don’t pour out a flood of empty words, as the Gentiles do. They think that by saying many words they’ll be…

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God Gains Through Us: An Interview with Janet

“God gains through us.” “When I’m in a situation and the Lord tells me what to say, that’s how God uses me. Everyone must…

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The Third Third Language Challenge: Why Use “Third Third”?

I like “third third” because it’s fairly neutral. It divides life into three chronological segments without specifying exactly what they are. Third third suggests…

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The Third Third Language Challenge: Are You Part of a Natural Disaster?

Why refer to the aging population as a silver or gray tsunami? Of course, the color has to do with what happens to the…

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