Monday, August 14, 2017

The Never-Empty Nest: guest post at The Perennial Gen

Today I'm pleased to have a post up at The Perennial Gen, a site that addresses issues of interest to Christians in the second half of life. 

Their summer theme is "the empty nest" -- so I'm sharing some thoughts about the possibility of never having an empty nest.

You can read the beginning of my post below -- then click over to read the rest of it at the Perennial Gen site.


Images of retirement living appear everywhere: posters in the drugstore, “Golden Years” magazines, cruise-ship commercials. They often feature senior couples in crisp white-and-tan clothing strolling on the beach, their matching silver coiffures ruffling in the breeze ....

We all know these pictures aren’t realistic. If you look closely, you’ll see that these people rarely wear sensible shoes. Or use a cane or other assistive device. Or even wear glasses.

And none of these couples in these idyllic retirement photos has an adult child with a disability accompanying them on the beach.


  1. Beautiful!! I saw your link to the article in the FMF fb group and clicked over here to your blog too. SO well done Jeannie...both message and your amazing style . I'll be subscribing.
    God bless,

    1. Hi Chris - thanks so much for taking the time to read my post and come back and comment. This is a topic near & dear to my heart, as you may imagine, and I appreciate the feedback. Hopefully I will see you around the FMF community again soon. Thanks again.

  2. I want God to be my axis too. Thanks for this reminder that even with different challenges before us, we are all called to trust God day by day. Just today I was feeling fearful about my future, so this encouraged me.

    1. I'm glad this spoke to you, Betsy. I'm definitely preaching to myself here, too.


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