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GRAY IS GRAND
Monday, August 26, 2019 by LOREE PEERY

PLEASE WELCOME

LOREE PEERY

TO

HAVING THE PRIME OF MY LIFE

 

A gray head is a crown of glory; It is found in the way of righteousness ~ Proverbs 16:31 (NASB).

As I approached my birthday two years ago, I realized I’d been coloring my hair for fifty years. Since I’m a great-grandmother and if the Bible references a gray head as a crown and righteousness, I stopped. Guess what? I can deal with looking at myself in the mirror.

However, unless I meet someone of the older generation when I’m out and about, it seems as if I’m not seen. I’m still here. I’m still productive. God’s not done with me yet. And the honor of old men is their gray hair ~ Proverbs 20:29 (NASB).

Have you ever looked up what gray hair means? Our first go-to, Google claims, “In ages past, gray hair was considered a sign of wisdom and spiritual maturity. One was never truly mature until one had gray hair.”

Yeah, I’ve arrived.

Hmm. My hair may be gray, white at the temples, but my heart remains young. Especially when it comes to romance. (Hubs and I have been married 45 years.) At the ripe age of 60, I was ecstatic over my first accepted book, Moselle’s Insurance, and received the contract on my 61st birthday. Several more have been released. Counting those contracted, I’ll have 20 publications out in 10 years. Not that I’m counting, but I can’t help but smile.

Those of us in the gray years have heard multiple country songs over the decades. I jumped on the chance to release a story with a country title at Lillian Duncan’s call for Life’s a Country Song. She had eight authors show interest, so she scheduled deadlines and a release date. God knows what he’s doing in our lives, but I’m the only one who sent her a story!

She turned to her brother, Herbert Young, a retired minister, and he trusted her with a wonderful western that exemplifies a cowboy’s code. She added a second of hers. I hope these stories touch many graying hearts and those of younger generations.

Even to your old age I will be the same, And even to your graying years I will bear you! I have done it, and I will carry you; And I will bear you and I will deliver you ~ Isaiah 46:4 (NASB)

ABOUT LIFE’S A COUNTRY SONG

Every song has a story. This collection features Christian writers who stepped out of the pages of their books and into the lively and sometimes haunting notes of the country music world to create a story for a country favorite. If you enjoy country music, you’ll love this collection of inspirational stories.

All the Gold in California—Herbert Young

Meet in the Middle—LoRee Peery

On the Wings of a Dove—Lillian Duncan

Stand By Your Man--Lillian Duncan

Amazon purchase link https://buff.ly/2GfcHmw

ABOUT LOREE PEERY

Christian romance author LoRee Peery writes to feel alive, as a way of contributing, and to pass forward the hope set before us. She writes of redeeming grace with a sense of place. LoRee clings to 1 John 5:4 and prays her family sees that faith. She has authored the Frivolities Series and other e-books. Her desire for readers, the same as for her characters, is to discover where they fit in this life journey to best work out the Lord’s life plan. She is who she is by the grace of God.

Connect with LoRee through these links: www.loreepeery.com

https://twitter.com/LoreePeery

Find her publications at Pelican http://tinyurl.com/kwz9enk

And Amazon https://www.amazon.com/LoRee-Peery/e/B004UAGL2W/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1405371421&sr=1-2-ent

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