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An older woman sitting by the beach enjoying the sunshine

God’s Invitation to Stillness

When life seems “heavy and hard,” our inclination is to fix it rather than go off and be silent. The idea of sitting still and accomplishing nothing is counterintuitive.

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Productivity vs. Fruitfulness

God invites us to focus more on the fruits of the Spirit than on our accomplishments.

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A man sleeping in an indoor hammock with a book on his face

The Discipline of Irresponsibility

As we lose opportunity and energy, God invites us to receive the grace of doing the good works he has prepared for us to do in this season of life.

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God’s Invitation to Change as We Age

If we hope to keep growing spiritually as we age, we will need to embrace God’s invitation to new ways of looking at ourselves and new ways of living.

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Liminal Space in our Senior Years

Liminal space is the space in-between who we are and who we will be.

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Cherry blossoms blooming on tree branches

What Does Flourishing Show Us?

When I flourish, I am inspired to offer praise and thanks to God, who by grace enables me to live fully and fruitfully.

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Can I Flourish in the Desert? Part 2

Sometimes life is like a verdant forest . . . and sometimes like a parched desert.

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Can I Flourish in the Desert?

God’s promise of flourishing is for you, no matter what you’re dealing with today.

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Did I Miss My Chance to Flourish?

You may truly believe you’ve missed your chance to flourish.

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An elderly couple standing in a field of yellow flowers

Unexpected Flourishing

According to Psalm 92, the righteous will flourish and be fruitful even “in old age.”

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Sun shining through a grove of California redwoods

How is Your Root System?

If you think of yourself as a tree, what is the condition of your root system?

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Are You Righteous?

We do not make ourselves righteous, but we can allow the gift of God’s righteousness to transform us.

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A forest with dried grass and many beautiful trees

Flourishing That Doesn’t Last

When we think about our lives, we want to flourish, not like the grass, but like beautiful, fruitful trees.

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A Picture of Natural Flourishing

God promises that those who live rightly will flourish, just like healthy, fruitful, beautiful trees.

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White cherry blossoms on a tree

Invitation to a Flourishing Life

Psalm 92 presents the promise that if we live rightly, we will flourish like healthy, beautiful, productive trees.

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