Sunday, December 25, 2022

Retirement Isn’t for Christians by B J Bassett

 

So, my son, throw yourself into this work for Christ. 2 Timothy 2:1 MSG

 

When we moved to a retirement community, I was shocked to discover my neighbors only wanted to play games and go to lunch. They lacked passion for anything outside of their pleasures.

 

Many of them had worked all their adult lives and wanted to enjoy their retirement years. I understood, and no doubt, they deserved a relaxing retirement. On the other hand, I still needed to feel like I was giving something back to my community and serving my Lord. I was passionate about reading to children and helping them fall in love with books. I also longed to serve in my new church in whatever area there was a need.

 

While some may feel differently, I believe Christians are responsible for serving God no matter what age we are.

 

Show me where You want me to serve You, Lord. Amen.

 Reprinted from


The King’s Daughters—

A Women’s Devotional

                                                                        BJ Bassett





B. J. Bassett encourages others as an author, teacher and speaker. Her books include a contemporary novel, Gillian’s Heart; a historical novel Lily; Sweet Charity; A Touch of Grace—The G.R.A.C.E. Ministries Story; and coauthor of a children’s devotional My Time with God, Focus on the Family, Heritage Builders, with over 55,000 copies sold.

 


As a contributing writer, publications consist of Writer’s Handbook 2000, The Writer, and The Focus on the Family Guide to Growing a Healthy Home, Wolgemuth& Hyatt, Publishers, Inc.—consistently on Bookstore Journal’s Best-selling Christian Books List from November 1990 - February 1991, and voted the 10 Best Books for 1990 by Today’s Christian Woman.

 

Magazines, devotional booklets, curriculum and newspaper publishers include Focus on the Family, Woman’s World, The Quiet Hour, Pathways to God, Devotions, Harcourt Brace, WordAction, Gospel Publishing and Times Standard (newspaper).

 

She teaches writing workshops at Umpqua Community College, Roseburg, OR and at writer’s conferences. As a speaker for Stonecroft Ministries, she tells her story of rejection and acceptance, not only in life, but as a writer as well. She also offers book talks, including discussion questions and shares the journey -- from the seed of an idea to a published book.

 

Memberships: ACFW and Oregon Christian Writers (OCW).

 

She enjoys reading, jigsaw puzzles, knitting, munching warm scones oozing with butter and strawberry jam and sipping earl grey tea.

 

 



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