By Thomas Coker

Three quotes immediately come to mind when I ponder this question:

“Be still and know that I am God”

“Open my eyes that I may see glimpses of truth you have for me”

“Trust and obey, for there is no other way to be happy in Jesus.”

Each of these quotes is its own prayer and each has been important in my life to stay in touch with the Lord of heaven and earth.  At each age, I think these thoughts have been there. Now, I am 74 – nearly 75 - and still I think I’m “the young one” (a little smile there) but Perk, my father-in-law who just turned 98, came to live with us - his wife, Louise, having passed away at 94 in 2016. In early February of 2018, we spent two days moving Perk from Cleburne to our house. For all of his loved ones (children, grandchildren, and others), it is a brand new chapter. For those who live in the Dallas Fort Worth area, life without this outstanding father, grandfather and great grandfather will be missed. For Brenda and me, our lives are adjusting to having a “real” senior adult in our plans. For Perk, who is feeling closer and closer to heaven these days, our thoughts of finding God in the opportunities and challenges of each day refocus me on “How can I find God,” and I find I come back to those three quotes and check them out with regular prayer and Bible study.

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