Gettin' Old Ain't for Wimps: Inspirations and Stories to Warm Your Heart and Tickle Your Funny Bone

Overview

Speaker and author Karen O'Connor urges her post-fifty friends to "laugh and love all the way home to the Father's house." With humor and wisdom, Karen shares personal and gathered stories about the blessings of surviving and surpassing middle-age.

Gettin' Old Ain't for Wimps overflows with candor and helps the boomin' baby boomer market celebrate with:

  • funny stories of the ...
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Overview

Speaker and author Karen O'Connor urges her post-fifty friends to "laugh and love all the way home to the Father's house." With humor and wisdom, Karen shares personal and gathered stories about the blessings of surviving and surpassing middle-age.

Gettin' Old Ain't for Wimps overflows with candor and helps the boomin' baby boomer market celebrate with:

  • funny stories of the antics and adventures of getting older
  • "conversations with God" for a deeper prayer life
  • hopeful words for the tough times

For those who have already traded in their wimp status for a more courageous existence or those still wondering about the future, this delightful read affirms that the latter decades are filled with God's promises and joys.

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Editorial Reviews

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"A popular Christian author (40 books, many bestsellers) shares a collection of heartwarming stories about getting old. The topics range from marriage, sex, and health issues to friendship, exercise, and mental clarity—all of them expressed with humor and humility. After each story, the author, who is in her 70s, offers a reflection in the form of a Bible verse and a prayer in which she affirms the primacy of her relationship with God and talks to Him about her approach to each old-age challenge. Though the author is clearly reading the material, her voice is enjoyable, and she sounds like she’s having a good time. And while her spirituality is overt, she’s so laid-back about it that it adds to the enchantment of getting to know her." 
T.W. © AudioFile Portland, Maine
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736914765
  • Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/1/2004
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 466,769
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Karen O'Connor is a sought-after speaker, a writing consultant, and the award-winning author of more than 75 books, including Gettin' Old Ain't for Wimps (more than 300,000 copies sold). She's appeared on national media, including The 700 Club and 100 Huntley Street.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 9
Risky Business
I Do Dance--Just Ask Me! 13
Is It Contagious? 16
The One that Got Away 18
Leaping Lizard! 20
Snakes Alive! 22
Missing Dentures 24
Ahem... Your Zipper! 26
Sticky Situation 28
Supergram! 30
Auto Mania
Icebreaker 35
Parking Lot Panic 39
Stolen Car 41
Driving Mom Nuts 43
Perfect Crime 45
Aches and Pains
Plumbing Problems 51
Take These Bunions--Please! 54
There Must Be a Pill for That 56
Boot Up! 58
Prescription: Laughter 60
Under Arrest! 62
Love and Marriage
Say It Again, Sam! 67
Heartthrob 69
Newlyweds 71
The Honeymooners 74
Weak in the Knees 77
New Every Morning 80
Close Call in Paris! 82
I Heard You the First Time 84
Knock, Knock! Who's There? 86
You Need What? 88
A Rose for French Fries 90
Pet Parade
Dog Daze! 97
Mysterious Kitty 101
They Say the Darnedest Things
My, How You've Changed! 107
Hair-Raising Tale 109
Only One Thing Missing! 111
Homework Rebate 112
Feliz Navidad 114
Chicken Feet Hands 116
Senile Santa 118
Matchmaker 120
Wrinkle-Free 122
Why, Grandma? Why? 124
Twins! 127
At Least One! 128
Games Seniors Play
Mill City Laundromat 133
One Way to Make a Friend 136
Talking to Myself 138
Clueless 140
Money-Back Guarantee? 142
Seeing Is Believing 144
Soap Opera 146
Signs of the Times 148
Cookie Monster 151
Lookin' Good
Too Young to Be Old 155
Prize-Winning Dessert 157
Miracles of Aging 159
On the Warpath 162
Snow Bites and the Seven Dwarfettes 164
Happy Birthday to Me! 167
Blondes Have More Fun 170
Technophobia
Underdeveloped 175
Smoke Screen 177
Batteries Not Included 179
Palm Reader 183
Cell-Phone Hunt 185
The Good Old Days
Incident on Hazel Street 189
Golden Years My Foot! 191
Christmas Surprise 193
Fifty Cents for Seniors 196
Moving Forward
Saving for a Lamborghini 201
Milestone Birthday 205
Time to Move 207
Changes 209
Creative Cookery
Home Cooking with a Twist 215
Batter Up! 218
Shortcut Shortcake 220
Cheese Popcorn 223
Dinner at Five 225
City-Grown Eggs 227
Breakfast in the Bathroom 229
Close-Ups
Thanks, Thomas Edison 233
Rock On! 235
Birth of a Joke 236
Now and Then 238
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