How shall we spend our God-gift of an extra three decades? The Last Third of life (age 60 and beyond) offers significant challenges that Thibault and Morgan propose we approach as a pilgrimage. Their scripture-based meditations and reflection questions examine 7 tasks essential to living the Last Third fearlessly and with purpose:
Among the topics covered: facing aging and dying, living with limitations, and leaving a legacy. Reflection questions make this book suitable for group use or for personal growth.
Author: Jane Marie Thibault
Publisher: Upper Room
Category: Family & Relationships
Academy of Parish Clergy’s Top Ten Books for Parish Ministry Vocational discernment, says R. Paul Stevens, is a lifelong process — one that takes on even more significance in later life. In this book Stevens argues that our calling does not end with formal retirement; to the contrary, we do well to keep on working, if possible, till life's end. Stevens delves into matters of calling, spirituality, and legacy in retirement, showing that we must continue to discern our vocation as we grow older in order to remain meaningfully engaged for the rest of our lives. He reframes retirement as a time of continued calling and productivity and points to biblical wisdom that can help us redefine aging as an extraordinarily fruitful season of life.
A chapter on death in a book about Jacob. ---. Work Matters: Lessons from
Scripture. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2012. Exploring work from Genesis to
Revelation. Thibault, Jane M., and Richard L. Morgan. Pilgrimage into the Last
Third of Life: ...
Author: R. Paul Stevens
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
From "No Use Denying It" to "Keeping the Spirit Renewed," Dick Morgan here offers six themes right on target for older adults. The sixty-two meditations in No Wrinkles on the Soul are ideal for individual or small-group devotions. Each meditation presents a suggested Scripture reading, a printed Bible verse, and a reading for reflection. These meditations relate honestly to the variety of situations in which older adults may find themselves living--in their own home, in a retirement center, in a nursing home, or in the home of a relative.
From "No Use Denying It" to "Keeping the Spirit Renewed," Dick Morgan here offers six themes right on target for older adults. The sixty-two meditations in No Wrinkles on the Soul are ideal for individual or small-group devotions.
Author: Richard L. Morgan
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
This resource focuses on persons' faith stories; memory of God's presence in one's story becomes a seed of faith. Excellent for group or individual use for journaling and in retreat settings as persons chronicle the faith events in their lives, leaving a spiritual legacy for future generations.
This resource focuses on persons' faith stories; memory of God's presence in one's story becomes a seed of faith.
Author: Richard Lyon Morgan
Publisher: Upper Room
"Of all the books that have meant the most to me, none rivals the Psalms. The living have lived by them, and the dying have died with them. I was nurtured on the Psalms. Although the Psalms have mainly been used for private devotions or sung in the liturgy of the church, my intent is to create a book for group study of the Psalms. We will listen to their cries of distress and perplexities as if they were our own. And, we will rejoice and celebrate their moments of deliverance and rejoicing as they were our own." Richard L. Morgan, Ph.D.
"Of all the books that have meant the most to me, none rivals the Psalms.
Author: Richard L. Morgan, Ph.D.
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Drawing on 60 years of experience as pastor, hospice chaplain, volunteer, and friend to dying persons, Richard Morgan offers perspective and advice to people coping with a family member, friend, or patient who is approaching the time of death. These 30 meditations take us from accepting our own mortality and the impending death of someone we care about through "making preparations," "finding closure," and "dying moments." In each meditation Morgan uses personal stories and scripture to lead into a reflection question and prayer. The result is a sense of peace that gives readers confidence as companions to the dying.
Drawing on 60 years of experience as pastor, hospice chaplain, volunteer, and friend to dying persons, Richard Morgan offers perspective and advice to people coping with a family member, friend, or patient who is approaching the time of ...
Author: Richard Morgan
Publisher: Upper Room Books
That's almost life , exercise is a trifling afternoon extension upon reaching
Ponferrada , a Chicago de impossible to do . ... Grand total for winter months ,
and rowing of illness and injuries during day : 60 mountainous miles . and biking
18 miles a day the the last third of life can Crowley ... Pilgrims being humble ,
there are few luxe student body is smaller than its faculty , he said . els along the
trail , nor ...
In discovering God's call at retirement moving to deeper contem>plation accepting aging discerning the meaning of stories mentoring facing loss and death redeem>ing suffering Morgan includes personal prayers (most written after his own retirem>ent) as well as classic prayers from John Calvin, Saint Augustine, John Donne, and Teresa of Avila. A constant spiritual guide for the later years, Enlarged Print
In discovering God's call at retirement moving to deeper contem>plation accepting aging discerning the meaning of stories mentoring facing loss and death redeem>ing suffering Morgan includes personal prayers (most written after his own ...
Author: Richard L. Morgan
Publisher: Upper Room Books
Settling In is a collection of meditations that came out of the journals of Richard Morgan when, at age 74, he moved to a retirement community in Pennsylvania. Reflecting on his experience, the author identified three major stages in his spiritual journey: - Initial excitement and euphoria; - Second thoughts and regrets; - Discerning his life in the community. These meditations will be helpful for those who are considering entering a continuing care/retirement community and for the adult children and care givers of persons facing such a decision. The author's generous sharing of his own experience will help prepare those considering a life transition and also help their loved ones to understand the struggles older adults go through as they seek to make a place their home. ENDORSEMENT: Richard Morgan has a passion for enhancing the lives of older adults. Upon reading his latest book, my desire is to share it with others for it is comprehensive and "rings true." He speaks of his own insightful experiences in making the transition to retirement community living, with all the accompanying challenges and joys. Dr. Morgan's narrative offers encouragement and support to those who are making this journey. James D. Ludwick, Chaplain/Pastor, Otterbein-Lebanon Retirement Living Community and United Methodist Church
Settling In is a collection of meditations that came from the journal of Richard Morgan when, at age 74, he moved to a retirement community in Pennsylvania.
Author: Richard L. Morgan
Publisher: Upper Room
Category: Family & Relationships
Trusted & Treasured by Millions of Readers over 30 years, the Life Application(R) Study Bible Is Today's #1-Selling Study Bible Now it has been thoroughly updated and expanded, offering even more relevant insights for understanding and applying God's Word to everyday life in today's world. Discover How You Can Apply the Bible to Your Life Today With a fresh two-color interior design and meaningfully updated study notes and features, this Bible will help you understand God's Word better than ever. It answers the real-life questions that you may have and provides you practical yet powerful ways to apply the Bible to your life every day. Study the stories and teachings of the Bible with verse-by-verse commentary. Gain wisdom from people in the Bible by exploring their accomplishments and learning from their mistakes. Survey the big picture of each book through overviews, vital statistics, outlines, and timelines, and grasp difficult concepts using in-text maps, charts, and diagrams--all to help you do life God's way, every day. Features: (Enhanced, updated, and with new content added throughout) Now more than 10,000 Life Application(R) notes and features Over 100 Life Application(R) profiles of key Bible people Introductions and overviews for each book of the Bible More than 500 maps & charts placed for quick reference Dictionary/concordance Extensive side-column cross-reference system to facilitate deeper study Life Application(R) index to notes, charts, maps, and profiles Refreshed design with a second color for visual clarity 16 pages of full-color maps Quality Smyth-sewn binding--durable, made for frequent use, and lays flat when open Presentation page Single-column format Christian Worker's Resource, a special supplement to enhance the reader's ministry effectiveness Full text of the Holy Bible, New Living Translation (NLT), combining the latest biblical scholarship with clear, natural English
Pilgrims would travel through lonely country to their destination; they were
protected, not by anything created, but by the creator Author: Anonymous; some
suggest Hez e kiah A song for pilgrims ascending to Jerusalem. does my help
She is the handmaiden who alone sustains his pilgrimage into the storm of exile
and “ the last third ” of his life . Finally inaccessible , since The more you walk ,
the farther she recedes , / a figurehead fluttering without a ship , soiled and ...
Category: Caribbean Area
This book the Pilgrimage from the Alps to the Tiber, is Illustrated and has a linked table of contents. From the author. I DID not go to Rome to seek for condemnatory matter against the Pope's government. Had this been my only object, I should not have deemed it necessary to undertake so long a journey. I could have found materials on which to construct a charge in but too great abundance nearer home. The cry of the Papal States had waxed great, and there was no need to go down into those unhappy regions to satisfy one's self that the oppression was "altogether according to the cry of it." I had other objects to serve by my journey. CONTENTS CHAPTER 1 THE INTRODUCTION CHAPTER 2 THE PASSAGE OF THE ALPS CHAPTER 3 RISK AND PROGRESS OF CONSTITUTIONALISM IN PIEDMONT CHAPTER 4 STRUCTURE AND CHARACTERISTICS OF THE VAUDOIS VALLEYS CHAPTER 5 STATE AND PROSPECTS OF THE VAUDOIS CHURCH CHAPTER 6 FROM TURIN TO NOVARA CHAPTER 7 THE INTRODUCTION CHAPTER 8 CITY AND PEOPLE OF MILAN CHAPTER 9 ARCO DELLA PACE CHAPTER 10 THE DUOMO OF MILAN CHAPTER 11 MILAN TO BRESCIA CHAPTER 12 THE PRESENT THE IMAGE OF THE PAST CHAPTER 13 SCENERY OF LAKE GARDA—PESCHIERA—VERONA CHAPTER 14 FROM VERONA TO VENICE CHAPTER 15 CITY OF VENICE CHAPTER 16 PADUA CHAPTER 17 FERRARA CHAPTER 18 BOLOGNA AND THE APENNINES CHAPTER 19 FLORENCE AND ITS YOUNG EVANGELISM CHAPTER 20 FROM LEGHORN TO ROME CHAPTER 21 MODERN ROME CHAPTER 22 ANCIENT ROME—THE SEVEN HILLS CHAPTER 23 STRIKING OBJECTS IN ROME CHAPTER 24 INFLUENCE OF ROMANISM ON TRADE CHAPTER 25 INFLUENCE OF ROMANISM ON TRADE—(CONTINUED) CHAPTER 26 JUSTICE AND LIBERTY IN THE PAPAL STATES CHAPTER 27 EDUCATION AND KNOWLEDGE IN THE PAPAL STATES CHAPTER 28 MENTAL STATE OF THE PRIESTHOOD IN ITALY CHAPTER 29 SOCIAL AND DOMESTIC CUSTOMS OF THE ROMANS CHAPTER 30 THE ARGUMENT FROM THE WHOLE, OR, ROME HER OWN WITNESS
Christianity is synonymous with life: it gives immortality to nations here, and to the
individual hereafter. ... have transpired more especially during the last third of a
century, and which are still in progress,—facts that are fitted to excite in every ...
Author: Wylie, James A.
Publisher: Delmarva Publications, Inc.
Let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith.... Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful. --Hebrews 10:21-24 Every Christian experiences times when faith is hard to come by. When God seems as remote as the deliverance we seek. These times of spiritual crisis can deeply alter your life--for better or for worse. With this book Sheila Cragg wants to guide you in making it a change for the better, one day at a time. Whether your spiritual pilgrimage has just begun or you are well on your journey with God, the sensitive perspective, daily Bible study, tender prayer times, and the journaling within these pages can help you work through the emotions of a spiritual crisis--whenever it comes--and develop a deeper faith. A faith that can deal with heartache, doubt, and despair, and yet maintain its trust in God. When you're in spiritual shock, this book will show you how to safely endure it. When denial comes, you'll discover how to be realistic about your pain and still place your confidence in the Lord. When you feel angry, here is help for keeping that anger from controlling and destroying you. If you experience guilt or shame, you'll encounter the good news of spiritual restoration, repentance, and freedom. When you come up against despair, you'll learn how God can give you a new hope in your walk with Him. And ultimately, you'll discover that not only is Christ the redeemer of your soul, but of your earthly sorrows, too. The one who gives your spiritual recovery possibility, your peace a reality, your suffering meaning--and your pilgrimage a purpose.
Second , our afflictions last a microsecond in comparison to living forevermore in
heaven , where we ' ll be free from all suffering . “ Even if we have an affliction or
... Third , our spiritual life is deepened through suffering . Dr . Victor Frankl wrote ...
Author: Sheila Cragg
The road across northern Spain to Santiago de Compostela in the northwest was one of the three major Christian pilgrimage routes during the Middle Ages, leading pilgrims to the resting place of the Apostle St. James. Today, the system of trails and roads that made up the old pilgrimage route is the most popular long-distance trail in Europe, winding from the heights of the Pyrenees to the gently rolling fields and woods of Galicia. Hundreds of thousands of modern-day pilgrims, art lovers, historians, and adventurers retrace the road today, traveling through a stunningly varied landscape which contains some of the most extraordinary art and architecture in the western world. For any visitor, the Road to Santiago is a treasure trove of historical sites, rustic Spanish villages, churches and cathedrals, and religious art. To fully appreciate the riches of this unique route, look no further than The Pilgrimage Road to Santiago, a fascinating step-by-step guide to the cultural history of the Road for pilgrims, hikers, and armchair travelers alike. Organized geographically, the book covers aspects of the terrain, places of interest, history, artistic monuments, and each town and village's historical relationship to the pilgrimage. The authors have led five student treks along the Road, studying the art, architecture, and cultural sites of the pilgrimage road from southern France to Compostela. Their lectures, based on twenty-five years of pilgrimage scholarship and fieldwork, were the starting point for this handbook.
Many of the fresco and tempera paintings offer glimpses of details of medieval life
. ... creature is like a lion, the second living creature like an ox, the third living
creature with the face of a man, and the fourth living creature like a flying eagle.
Author: David M. Gitlitz
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Byron , 68 ; references to , in Rosalind 97 , 98 ; sends Ms . of Third Canto and
Helen , 86 , 106 , 107 ; struggle of Childe ... 430 ; his Childe in Mary Shelley ' s
The Last Man , Harold ' s Pilgrimage , Third Canto 97 , 98 ; in Julian and Maddalo
Author: Walter Edwin Peck
Category: Poets, English
He , however , who wishes to gain any insight into the life and occupation of the
Lyonnese weavers , must pluck up courage and mount ... witness all the
operations of the Jacquard machinery , and be favoured with a sight of the finest
and most recent specimens of textile art . ... I found this old worthy in the third floor
Author: George Musgrave Musgrave
Publisher: London : Hurst and Blackett
Category: Dauphiné (France)
INTRODUCTION The publication of the first two cantos of Childe Harold ' s
Pilgrimage ( 1812 ) gave Byron at once a tremendous popularity . ... provocative
and subversive attitudes developed in the poems he wrote during his subsequent
life abroad , could not destroy it . ... When he began to recover it during the last
third of the century , the emphasis tended to fall upon Don Juan and the other
works in ...
Author: John Davies Jump
Publisher: MacMillan Publishing Company
Category: Byron, George Gordon Noel Lord[sachl.OW]
Describes each mountain region in northern Pakistan and India, and offers advice on equipment and safety
From Baba Ghundi Ziarat in upper Hunza to Tashigang Monastery in eastern
Bhutan , pilgrimage sites and the routes to them ... recommend that the last third
of a person ' s life be devoted to seeking the Ultimate in a state of voluntary
Author: Hugh Swift
Publisher: Random House (NY)
The eventualities of life brought me into close connection with some large
movements of my time, and also with incidents little noticed ... A pilgrimage from
proslavery to antislavery enthusiasm, from Methodism to Freethought, implies a
career of contradictions. ... to discover at seventy that one third of his life was
given to error, another third to exchanging it for other error, and the last third to
efforts to unsay ...
Author: Moncure Daniel Conway
Publisher: Da Capo Press, Incorporated
Category: Antislavery movements