The term late bloomer took on an enlarged meaning for me last year. In early winter, I noticed that the butterfly bush in our simple, backyard perennial garden had really blossomed and grown. And I kept seeing a lone yellow butterfly fluttering around it, pausing every now and then to taste of the plant’s sweet nectar.
Old is a controversial concept. You may be depositing social security checks or contemplating a second career. You could be a parent, grandparent, or a middlescent saving for retirement. No matter what age you are now, you may be wondering, will God’s promises still apply when I grow old? Will I have enough? Will I still be useful? What does God promise when you grow old?
It’s not just moms who struggle with 60 + hour week loads. Writers, ministry leaders, business professionals, retail workers, yes, even some seniors juggle packed schedules. Most of us have been there at one time or another. Does God offer any help?
Featured today is Karen O’connor’s book, The Upside of Downsizing. You can read Karen’s book in one sitting, but you’ll be referring to this pocket size book repeatedly. Karen targets empty nesters and seniors, but even other ages will find some helpful hints here for practical things like getting your finances in order, decluttering your life, dividing up your treasures, and drawing closer to God.