Sometimes the precariousness of the bubble in which this old Boomer resides keeps me up at night. I am one pinprick away from ugly, mean, scary, desperate, depressing, unsolvable trouble.

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This Old Boomer’s Bubble


Some of the possible punctures are beyond my control; some are not, to a certain extent. I can’t do much about the weather, other people’s choices, or the inevitability of age.

But I still can do something about me in this crazy Boomer Bubble:

  1. Let go of worrying about when trouble is coming, for it will never take me alone.  (1 Peter 5:7)
  2. Read the Bible. I read Job 38-41 to remind myself who will be with me when trouble knocks

Last week, a pastor ended the sermon by repeating several times the Lord’s direction to Peter, when Peter wondered about what was going to happen to him: You Follow Me.  That’s such good advice for a seasoned citizen in uncertain times!

I need God’s help in taking my eyes off my own problems in order to look with compassion on the truly desperate.  In the Beatitudes, Jesus described a kind of upside-down kingdom that elevates the poor, those who mourn, the justice-makers and peace-makers, and those who show mercy. ~ Philip Yancey: Praying All the Way to the Bank  


Life is mostly froth and bubble,
Two things stand like stone,
Kindness in another’s trouble,
Courage in your own.
~Adam Lindsay Gordon




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