Tag Archives: Seniors

OMG, It’s Monday! Prayer: Birthday Leap Delayed

O Jesus, while Einstein might disagree, my March birthday charges toward me at the speed of light. OMG, thank You for Leap Year, when one more day in February delays its arrival!

If I’d been born a year earlier, I might be celebrating my 18th birthday this year!

OMG, It’s Monday! Prayer: Party On!

Father, when this group of old friends gathered for our annual Christmas luncheon, we felt ancient.

Maybe because I gifted each–including me!–with a lighted magnifying glass?

But OMG, even decades of friendship can’t compare with our someday forever party with You!

OMG, It’s Monday! Prayer: Time Warp

O Lord, one moment our grandson rode a little playground horsie.

A seeming moment later, he’s taller than his tall grandpa.

OMG, did I blink too slow?

OMG, It’s Monday! Prayer: Age Eleven Again

O Lord, lately, my preadolescent courage has kicked in. OMG, I’m so glad You watch over all Your children — even clueless ones who stand under creaky trees and those who take pictures (and also take out secret life insurance policies on their spouses?).          

OMG, It’s Monday! Prayer: Geriatric Gratitude

Lord, thank You this last heat wave has subsided. It reminded me of 90-degree weather I, nine months pregnant, suffered before our second child’s birth — without air-conditioning, but with a toddler who daily needed up-close-and-personal supervision while climbing a jungle gym. OMG, Thank You that I’m old.

With air-conditioning.


OMG, It’s Monday! Prayer: Vive la Différence!

Father, You know that for the 11,327th time, I cracked the patio door because I love fresh air. Hubby shivered. “Do you really want that door open?” How have we stayed married 48 years? OMG, You’re right. A lot of love flows straight from You to and through us.

Plus, we’ve learned to go with more/less layers.

OMG, It’s Monday! Prayer: Feeling Old and Ugly

O Lord, this feline and I agree: mirrors should be banned forever.

But a photo of my 102-year-old Aunt Lurline — lovely in every way — reminds me age doesn’t limit Your work in our lives. OMG, will You make me like her when I grow up?   



OMG, It’s Monday! Prayer: Old People Still in Love? Seriously?

O Lord, You know that when this first pic was taken, I thought people who were 47 years old were ancient. Antediluvian, actually. OMG, how could I have known how rich 47 years of married love — built on Your love — could be?

OMG, It’s Monday! Prayer: Lovin’ Autumn

O Lord, I don’t need a newsflash to realize I’m past the green-leaf season of my life. I blossom only in ways and places I don’t want to. But thank You that our autumn years do not have to be blah. OMG, really? These can hold the richest colors of our lives? 


OMG, It’s Monday! Prayer: 60 Years? Seriously?

Lord, how can a person get lost in her hometown? Yet You helped me find and feast on lasagna with these friends with whom I once read Dick and Jane books. Played jacks and hopscotch at recess. Graduated from high school. OMG, what a fun evening You gave us — together again!