No Wrinkles on the Soul: A Book of Readings for Older Adults

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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 ...

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781620329764
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/28/2013
  • Pages: 158
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.32 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard L. Morgan is a retired Presbyterian minister and active writer, living in a retirement community near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is a national leader in aging and spirituality issues and has written many books including Remembering Your Story: Creating Your Own Spiritual Autobiography, No Act of Love Is Ever Wasted: Spiritual Care for Persons with Dementia, and Pilgrimage into the Last Third of Life: 7 Gateways to Spiritual Growth.

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Table of Contents

Foreword 15
Preface 17
I. Life Begins Every Day 19
Meditation Titles
Growing Older, But Not Old
The Potter's Purpose for Old Clay
Redirected, Not Retired
Life Begins at 75
Hoeing to the End of the Row
Claiming What Is Ours
God's Love Is like a Grandparent's
What Do We Leave Our Grandchildren?
She Had Many Grandchildren
Who Wants to Be Young Again?
Lamentations Went Out
II. Tasks of Aging 43
Meditation Titles
Saying Goodbyes
Clearing Out the Clutter
Remembering to Forget
Holding On to Memories
Ironing with the Hottest Iron
Creating Your Own Space
Not Expecting Too Much
Balancing This Free Time
Avoiding Old-Age Temptations
Affirming Our Third Age
III. Old-Age Vulnerabilities 65
Meditation Titles
We Don't Want to Be a Burden
We Are Vulnerable
Old-Age Dropouts
We Triumph over Our Troubles
Old-Age Depression
Presbyopia and Presbycusis
Old Scars
Knocked Down, But Not Knocked Out!
Who Catches Us When We Fall?
Shut In, But Not Shut Out
The Relationship Heals
IV. No Use Denying It 89
Meditation Titles
Not Needed Anymore
Where We Do Not Want to Go
A Displaced Person
Fears May Be Liars
No Substitute for Experience
The Age with Nothing to Do
On the Death of an Aged Friend
Acquainted with Grief
On the Death of a Parent
And the Life Everlasting
V. Keeping the Spirit Renewed 111
Meditation Titles
Learning to Pray in Old Age
She Did What She Could
No Halloween Masks in a Nursing Home
Golden Flecks amid the Ashes
Grandchildren Renew Our Lives
The Might of a Widow
Walk to Sunrise
Fragments Can Be Valuable
Our Disappointments, God's Appointments
The Beauty of a Mature Soul
VI. Ultimate Thoughts 133
Meditation Titles
God's Medicare
All That Matters
Now We See Clearly
How Old Are You?
Stir Up the Gift of God within You
New Meaning from an Old Creed
Wounded Healers
Never Too Old to Learn
Love Is the Last Word
Saving the Best until Last
Index of Passages from the Bible 155
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