Intersecting Life and Faith

Loving 51


The promised blog post on our trip to Tampa for General Council was sent to the trash bin because my pictures are not loading. Blaming it on a new camera that are not compatible with my computer…yet.

As we sat around the table on Father’s Day everyone was present. It was a great day when all six of us can be together celebrating birthdays, Father’s Day or whatever the event is that brings us all together. I forget how the conversation began, but one of my daughter’s looked at me funny when I said

I am loving being 50, 51.

She looked at me like I had two heads saying…”really?” Of course, I love this stage of my life. I have attempted to live all my life content in whatever state I am in (Philippians 4:12), although not always successful. There have been trials and severe testings that were a mystery as to why they were happening, but God knew and knows me and I have learned to trust my Heavenly Father with everything.

I’ve never been one to fuss too much about my looks or spending too much time in front of the mirror. Don’t get me wrong, I like nice clothes..on sale, a recent haircut, and if the barn needs painting…well I paint it. God’s Word tells me to not worry about anything, so I’m making it my aim to be pleasing to Him in everything  I do and wherever I am. (2 Corinthians 5:9)

  • if wrinkles start to show up..I love being 51.
  • if gray/white hair becomes more prominent..I love being 51
  • if the weight doesn’t come off as fast as I would like it to…I love being 51(hope to be able to exercise till I”m 91)
  • if my bank account dwindles…i love being 51
  • if I am the topic of gossip…I love being 51

The ‘IF’ list could go on for a long time. I do not want to live my life according to the world’s standards, but by the Standard of God’s Word

Can’t wait to see what 52 looks like!!

…and you don’t have to be 51 to be content. Contentment IS POSSIBLE AT ANY AGE!!


  1. Debbie

    Jody, once again, I can not help but agree with you 110%. God does not want us to “hide” who are, that includes how He made us at every stage of our lives. I have people say, boy you have gray hair. And my reply is, “I have earned this gray”. I have a husband who loves me, grown, self-sufficient (read have jobs & a life) sons who have married wonderful women and GRANDCHILDREN (who are the best part of growing older :)). Keep writing, us middle-agers need your encouragement.

  2. Terri

    ROFLOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Loved the “if the barn needs painting, I’d paint it.” comment. Too funny!

    Love your post, Jody!

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