Monday, April 22, 2013

Four reasons I'm NOT signing up for AARP

April 23, 2017 will be my 54th birthday.

In the words of Mickey Mantle: "If I knew I was going to live this long, I'd have taken better care of myself."

And to make sure I'm NOT living in denial about my age, the AARP has seen fit to remind me that I'm getting old. Thank you so much AARP!
In case you're wondering, I am NOT signing up.

Why? 

Four reasons I'm not signing up for AARP...
1. Because I drink coffee and coffee is the fountain of youth.
2. Because 54 is the new 34.
4. Because of the reality of Psalm 92:14 which declares this about those who love and follow God: "Even in old age they will still produce fruit; they will remain vital and green." 

In the Hebrew, "vital and green" is literally "juicy and fresh."

Juicy and fresh baby.

Those are the three words I want to describe my life from this day on.

So, instead of getting old and obsolete, I'm going to grow old AND more juicy and fresh! That's the God factor!

Yes, I'm getting old. 

No, I'm not dead yet. 

Yes, thanks to Jesus, my most fruitful and joyful days are ahead of me.
In your face AARP!

The older the fiddle, the sweeter the tune.

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