Linda Wood Rondeau

Snark & Sensibility

FOR THOSE OVER FIFTY-FIVE
5/20/2019 1:00:00 AM by: JUNE FOSTER

PLEASE WELCOME

JUNE FOSTER

TO

HAVING THE PRIME OF MY LIFE

 

Sometimes I feel like the faded carnations I had to toss in the garbage because they were wilted and brown on the edges. But then I took one last whiff of the discolored petals. The aroma was divine despite their appearance.

Just like these flowers that still possessed a heavenly scent, we, too, are valuable despite our arthritis, failing eyesight, and hearing aids. God can use us at any age—until the day He calls us home.

Though outwardly we are wasting away, inwardly we are being renewed day by day. Take courage when you find that white hair or first wrinkle. To God, we are the fragrance of the knowledge of him, the sweet aroma of God's people saved by the power of Christ.  

Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 2 Corinthians 4:16 NIV

Dear Lord, the world would tell me that the young and glamorous are to be admired. I live in an aging body and get easily frustrated that it doesn't work as well as it did in my youth. Help me to keep my eyes on you, to be encouraged by Your Word, and to love myself even as I love my neighbor.

ABOUT JUNE FOSTER

June Foster is an award-winning author who began her writing career in an RV roaming around the USA with her husband, Joe. She brags about visiting a location before it becomes the setting in her next contemporary romance or romantic suspense. June's characters find themselves in precarious circumstances where only God can offer redemption and ultimately freedom. To date, June has seen the publication of 19 novels and 1 devotional. Find June at junefoster.com.

ABOUT DREAMS DEFERRED

Frances Matthew Hall is obedient to family tradition: all firstborn sons will serve as a priest. Now Matt officiates at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in San Antonio, Texas. But when on Easter Sunday, he notices a beautiful young woman who takes his breath away, he must fight against his attraction to her or leave the priesthood and alienate his entire family.

Mary Louise Graham is a middle school teacher and devout Catholic. Yet no amount of service to the community can ease the heavy load of guilt she carries. God can never forgive her unspeakable mistake. But when Father Matt tells her about a forgiving God through His son Jesus Christ, she's free. Only thing, the Godly priest now means more to her than he should.

Can two people find their way to each other amidst insurmountable obstacles? Dreams Deferred is inspired by the author's great grandfather and great grandmother's story.

 


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Alicia From TX At 5/20/2019 9:00:19 PM

This sounds like a very intriguing book, and I love the cover. I enjoyed this interview, and i also am over 55, so interesting. Thank you for sharing this interview.

Pam Green From VA - Virginia At 5/20/2019 7:09:38 PM

Although I'd read the chapter often, I "discovered" verse 16 after my mother died at 98. She had dementia for her last three years, and I had a hard time understanding why God allowed such an ignominious end to her life. Realizing she had been renewed inwardly day by day was a game changer for me!

Melissa Henderson From Mount Pleasant SC At 5/20/2019 6:18:49 PM

I am 58 years old and will be 59 in September. I sometimes forget that I am not a younger person. My heart is full of joy and I love being around young people. :-) I am a kid at heart.

June Foster From AL - Alabama At 5/20/2019 10:34:52 AM

Linda, thank you so much for featuring me on your blog today. I love to offer hope and encouragement to the over 55 crowd, especially since I'm there! Blessings.

Reply by: Linda Wood Rondeau

Glad to have you.

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