On the journey of aging, you have learned that life’s more difficult questions are seldom answered with simple facts. These questions are nuanced and require wisdom and discernment. Though anyone can accumulate knowledge and facts, only God can give you true wisdom.
—Missy Buchanan, From Dry Bones to Living Hope: Embracing God’s Faithfulness in Late Life (Upper Room Books, 2021)
How do you address life’s difficult questions?
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The Lord gives wisdom;
from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
—Proverbs 2:6 (NRSV)
Prayer for the Week
Gracious God, open our eyes to see the gifts in this season of life. May we seek your wisdom and pursue our holy purpose with authentic hearts. Amen.
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In his new book, Everyday Contemplative: The Way of Prayerful Living, Roger Owens invites us to pay attention to our longings and desires. In this brief exercise, he offers scripture, questions for reflection, and a journal prompt so that we might become more aware of our deepening longing for God.
(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)
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