I joke with my friends about the changes I see in myself.
I often say that if I didn't get to see them struggle with the same things I do, like my forgetfulness, I would think I'm totally losing it!
If I didn't believe that my identity in Christ never changes, and the way He sees me is so different than how I see myself, I think I would be completely hopeless.
I've watched my mom struggle with this over the past year. So much of 'who she was' in her mind was wrapped up in my dad. Now as she faces growing old alone I've seen her wonder what her value is.
I am more aware of the stigma attached to the aging and more determined than ever to play a part in helping them believe in their value. Being young doesn't make you more valuable, although it is a physically stronger time, it is not a more important time. Women believe a lot of lies.
The Crossroads women's retreat I've been working on with an amazing group of ladies, is going to be based on the 'words of women' and I long to make it applicable to all age groups.
Ladies of Crossroads - let's come together and support one another, be available to one another, honor those older than ourselves and invite others into our lives. And refuse to believe all the lies of our enemy as he seeks to destroy our confidence in Christ!
And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. Philippians 1:6