Episodes: Aging

Aging

  • Growing Old for God's Glory
    March 2, 2011 A Conversation with Anne Ortlund

    Growing old. It’s a dreadful prospect for a lot of people. But God can give you grace to bring Him glory in all seasons of life. Read or Listen →

  • True Heroes of the Faith
    September 2, 2011 A Conversation with Elisabeth Elliot

    When you think of a "hero," what comes to mind? How about a missionary? Hear about heroes of the faith and the importance of keeping their stories alive. Read or Listen →

  • Don't Give Up on That Modeling Career
    January 11, 2018 Adorned: Living Out the Beauty of the Gospel Together

    When you’ve been in a race a very long time, it’s easy to slow down and lose intensity. Susan Hunt will encourage you to continue investing in others. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Titus 2:1-5
  • A God-Centered Life
    December 19, 2012 Anna: The Woman Who Welcomed Christ

    One of the characters in the biblical Christmas story is a great example of aging well. Learn how she grew in beauty as she got older. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 2:36-38
  • The Gracious Woman
    December 17, 2012 Anna: The Woman Who Welcomed Christ

    Our culture worships youth, putting on the pressure to look and act young. But a character in the Christmas story provides a refreshing alternative. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 2:36-38
  • Falling in Love Again
    July 24, 2008 Disciplines of a Beautiful Woman, with Anne Ortlund

    If the person you married changes over time, is it possible to stay in love? The answer is a resounding yes! Read or Listen →

  • Facing Life’s Final Season: Remembering Evelyn Christenson
    November 18, 2011 Facing Life's Final Season: Remembering Evelyn Christenson

    Evelyn Christenson had a goal to be so much like Jesus that when she died, there was very little transition from this life to the next. Read or Listen →

  • Grace for the Sandwich Generation
    July 10, 2013 Flourishing in the Empty Nest

    A generation of women are serving both aging parents and their own kids. How can you find strength to serve when it seems like everyone always needs you? Read or Listen →

  • Kingdom Living in Later Years
    July 11, 2013 Flourishing in the Empty Nest

    Nancy imagines what would happen if today’s older women invested their time, their wisdom and their lives in others. It could have a huge affect on our world. Read or Listen →

  • God’s Beautiful Design for Women, Day 6
    February 13, 2017 God's Beautiful Design for Women: Living Out Titus 2:1-5

    Do you ever feel disqualified to teach other people because of your own weakness? Nancy says you can teach others by helping them avoid your mistakes. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Titus 2:1-5
  • Passing Your Experience to the Next Generation
    August 31, 2018 God's Faithfulness for Your Final Seasons

    As she nears her sixtieth birthday, Nancy shows how to lean on the Lord in your weakness and use His strength to encourage others. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Psalms 71:1-24
  • Trusting God’s Faithfulness to the Finish Line
    August 29, 2018 God's Faithfulness for Your Final Seasons

    Nancy says life doesn’t necessarily get easier as you get older. She’ll tell you why you can still trust God all your days. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Psalms 71:1-24
  • Will You Choose Bitterness or Joy?
    August 30, 2018 God's Faithfulness for Your Final Seasons

    When you’re in a struggle, where do you look for help? Nancy wants to invite you to look up and take those needs to the Lord. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Psalms 71:1-24
  • Grace for Aging
    February 1, 2013 Grace for Aging, with Evelyn Christenson

    Evelyn Christenson lost four babies during her lifetime. But she can look back with thankfulness. Get perspective from an older, godly woman. Read or Listen →

  • Losing My Life for Christ's Sake
    June 29, 2005 Grace for Aging, with Evelyn Christenson

    As you get older, it becomes time to relax, right? Not necessarily! Read or Listen →

  • Never Done
    June 30, 2005 Grace for Aging, with Evelyn Christenson

    Evelyn Christenson has learned a lot of things over a life filled with both joy and suffering. Read or Listen →

  • Prepared for Thankfulness
    June 28, 2005 Grace for Aging, with Evelyn Christenson

    Age catches up with all of us eventually, but that's hardly a reason to despair! Read or Listen →

  • A Beautiful Inheritance
    October 29, 2014 Lessons from the Life of Joshua (Part 12): Leaving a Legacy

    With stocks tumbling and retirement funds at risk, many who had counted on an inheritance from their parents are wondering what the future holds. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Joshua 13
  • All the Way to the Finish Line
    October 31, 2014 Lessons from the Life of Joshua (Part 12): Leaving a Legacy

    A variety of products and technological breakthroughs promise to help you age gracefully. But in order to handle the future with true grace. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Joshua 14
  • Flourishing in Later Seasons of Life
    November 6, 2014 Lessons from the Life of Joshua (Part 12): Leaving a Legacy

    Whether it’s a national leader dealing with hostilities, a manager handling complaints, or a mom playing referee, everybody knows conflict. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Joshua 22
  • New Assignments Late in Life
    October 30, 2014 Lessons from the Life of Joshua (Part 12): Leaving a Legacy

    Americans are rethinking their retirement. In many cases, it's because the money people had counted on is at risk. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Joshua 13:1
  • New Assignments Late in Life
    May 29, 2009 Lessons from the Life of Joshua (Part 12): Leaving a Legacy

    Americans are re-thinking their retirement. In many cases, it's because the money people had counted on is at risk. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Joshua 13:1
  • An Early Investment in Marriage
    September 17, 2008 Life Beyond the Empty Nest, with Barbara Rainey & Susan Yates

    The more work you do on your marriage all along the way, the fewer holes there will be in that relationship when you arrive at the empty nest. Read or Listen →

  • Facing the Empty Nest as a Couple
    September 12, 2008 Life Beyond the Empty Nest, with Barbara Rainey & Susan Yates

    Men and women sometimes handle the empty nest differently. When your children leave home, you have an opportunity to draw closer to your spouse. Read or Listen →

  • Faithful, Available, and Teachable
    September 15, 2008 Life Beyond the Empty Nest, with Barbara Rainey & Susan Yates

    A mom’s life is all about uncharted territory. Each new place in life that children enter is another new place of mothering as well. Read or Listen →

  • Grace to Grow Up
    September 16, 2008 Life Beyond the Empty Nest, with Barbara Rainey & Susan Yates

    When you first left home, you still had some growing up to do. So will your kids when they leave home. How do you offer help and guidance? Read or Listen →

  • Navigating New Seasons
    September 11, 2008 Life Beyond the Empty Nest, with Barbara Rainey & Susan Yates

    Transitions are important. As you face changing seasons in life, learn how to savor the new opportunities and allow God to use you in new ways. Read or Listen →

  • Embracing God's Calling in Later Years
    November 13, 2013 Looking Back After 80 Years, with Kay Arthur

    At age eighty, Kay Arthur is asking the Lord to make her productive for God’s kingdom, and she’s not afraid to embrace old age. Read or Listen →

  • Your Toil Is Not in Vain
    November 14, 2013 Looking Back After 80 Years, with Kay Arthur

    Kay Arthur cautions women from making the Bible all about themselves. There’s something far more important than asking, “How does this affect me? Read or Listen →

  • Retirement is Overrated
    July 20, 2009 Marriage & Family for the Glory of God, with Tom & Jeannie Elliff

    You hit age 65 and then take it easy, right? The final stop on the American dream. Pastor Tom Elliff finds this idea unfulfilling. Read or Listen →

  • Mrs. Bright on Aging Without Fear
    July 21, 2004 My Heart Is in His Hands: Remembering Vonette Bright

    We are going to face a lot of tough life situations as we grow older but we don't have to fear those times. Read or Listen →

  • Remembering Vonette Bright, Day 2
    February 2, 2016 My Heart Is in His Hands: Remembering Vonette Bright

    Before she went home to be with the Lord, Vonette Bright spoke with Nancy about devoting every season of life to the Lord and trusting Him as we get older. Read or Listen →

  • A Good Steward on a Tough Journey
    August 21, 2018 Prepared to Carry On

    When it comes to handling finances, Andrea Karsten says there are biblical principles we can turn to that will guide us through the process even amidst chaos. Read or Listen →

  • Prepared for the Storm
    August 22, 2018 Prepared to Carry On

    Scripture talks a lot about the financial gifts God has entrusted to us, and how we can honor Him with them. Read or Listen →

  • Smiling at the Future
    March 7, 2007 The Counter-Cultural Woman: A Fresh Look at Proverbs 31

    Do you look to the future with fear? Thinking about the future with peace is one mark of a godly woman. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Proverbs 31
  • The Gracious Woman
    December 21, 2007 The King's Dedication: Simeon and Anna Welcome Christ

    Our culture worships youth, putting on the pressure to look and act young. But a character in the Christmas story provides a refreshing alternative. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 2
  • When You Watch Others Suffer
    September 25, 2019 You Can Trust God to Write Your Story

    There’s nothing quite like caring for a parent who’s descending into the darkness of dementia. Holly helps you prepare for dark seasons you may go through. Read or Listen →

  • When a Parent Needs Your Care
    September 24, 2019 You Can Trust God to Write Your Story

    You were raised and protected by parents or another caregiver. So it can be jarring when you have to start caring for them. Read or Listen →