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Remembering The Past

I'm now retired, getting up in age, and have health issues.

Those who are older, do you find yourself thinking about and remembering the things you experienced in the past?

Or is it just me?

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 ---Rob on 11/12/15
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Thankyou,very much brother josef I see blow this page up! huge I see your name.My grandmother was from Liberia avid Bible reader/scholar.I miss her alot and funny how I look like her now. God bless you bro.Josef amen.Love of Jesus!
---Elena95555 on 3/12/16


"Thankyou Bro.Joseph" You are quite welcome Elena.
" I.hope your name correct,I am legally blind" Josef, pronounced as such, by any other spelling, is still Joseph, so it's Ok sister:o) Yes Father be praised.
---Josef on 3/12/16


Thankyou Bro.Joseph I.hope your name correct,I am legally blind
well,you sure right about that my dear grandmother she taught me about Bible,huge lover of prayer she was my mentor,the one who raise me a avid athiest God has brought me a long ways praise be to Him,thankyou
---Elena_95555 on 3/11/16


Elena95555 I can see why you are such a powerful prayer warrior. You have gone through a lot in your life. However you can consider yourself blessed, for you have gone through them, and come out on the other side as the strong, prayerful, and forgiving woman you are today.
---Josef on 3/11/16


yes!I think about stuff that has happen some made me change to a better me,other thoughts are horrible upsetting let them go,I write alot of poetry it soothes my thoughts like the time I got throwed out my mom preferred her no good boyfriend over me,I was about 8yrs old she beat me alot I have never forgot but before she was to die God told me go see her make peace. I did.
---Elena95555 on 3/10/16




Yes, I ruminate quite a lot.
---mike on 3/10/16


Geraldine, I can relate to what you wrote on 11/12/15.

Some people are amazed with how much I remember.

Before I started Kindergarten, I was hit by a car on a easter sunday, where I should have received serious injuries, if not killed. I walked away without a scratch.

Some of the things I experienced while in the Army, I actually had someone tell me I'm the luckiest person they ever saw!

Sometimes I even find myself asking the question, why am I still here.

Years ago I met a lady who will be turning 103 years old this month.

She wrote a book entitled 'By The Grace Of God'. In her book, she shared the only reason she is still here and alive, is because GOD IS NOT READY FOR HER YET!
---Rob on 11/19/15


///If a person thinks too much about the past, they will miss the present. (I'm 78) The primary advantage of looking at the past is so you don't repeat the same mistakes in the present or future, other than that I can't come up with a valid reason to dwell on the past.---wivv on 11/13/15///

I agree wivv. Escaping from present reality & dwelling in the past is counterproductive (not healthy). However, occasionally reflecting on one's life events & lessons learned in the past, I believe, is a wise thing to do.
---Leon on 11/16/15


If a person thinks too much about the past, they will miss the present. (I'm 78) The primary advantage of looking at the past is so you don't repeat the same mistakes in the present or future, other than that I can't come up with a valid reason to dwell on the past.
---wivv on 11/13/15


Jos 4:6-7 That this may be a sign among you, [that] when your children ask [their fathers] in time to come, saying, What [mean] ye by these stones? Then ye shall answer them, That the waters of Jordan were cut off before the ark of the covenant of the LORD, when it passed over Jordan, the waters of Jordan were cut off: and these stones shall be for a memorial unto the children of Israel for ever.
Mark 14:9 Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached throughout the whole world, [this] also that she hath done shall be spoken of for a memorial of her.
Psa 145:7 They shall abundantly utter the memory of thy great goodness, and shall sing of thy righteousness.
--Remember and tell others.--
---micha9344 on 11/13/15




Hi Rob, I think it is natural for us to think on the past. Experience is one of our greatest teachers. My mother is 83. Many times in speaking to her we end up taking a trip down memory lane to the days of my childhood back on the family farm. One great thing about remembering the past is we are able to see how the Lord has watched over and provided for us all the days of our life. We may not have always had what we wanted but we always had what we needed.

Lord bless you brother. Don't stress. Every day we are one step closer to seeing the face of our Savior!!!
---trey on 11/13/15


I thank everyone for their response.

I talked with my Sister about this who is much younger than I am.

She keeps reminding me that it is normal.
---Rob on 11/12/15


I remember my past, and often enough it reminds me of how I needed correction to learn how to love.
---Bill on 11/12/15


Thanks, Cluny. We agree on something.
---john1944 on 11/12/15


\\I'm 71. The only things I'm able to remember are past events.
---john1944 on 11/12/15\\

God point. We certainly cannot remember what has not happened yet.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 11/12/15


I'm 71. The only things I'm able to remember are past events.
---john1944 on 11/12/15


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I am in your age-boat. I asked God why I am still here, and sensed His answer: the same reason you have always been alive, to help others. I use past memories only where they help me help others with problem-solvers I have experienced.
---Geraldine on 11/12/15


Rob: I'm retired too & experience the same as you. I'm more reflective, in my "senior years", as I read thru the book of my life. I believe, while age is a factor, changing hormones in the body & mental maturity are driving forces causing us to reflectively revisit the old landmarks in our lives with fresh eyes. I believe it's good if our memories (good & bad experiences) are like precious gems that give our lives added value. But, if we try going back & dwelling in the past to escape the present, that's not healthy. I have an old military friend who lives daily back in the '70s & he recount long gone events over n over...Not good!

Good question. Thx for posting. Think healthy thoughts friend!!! :)
---Leon on 11/12/15


I think it's just generally part of life, Rob.

I do that, too. Of course, I'm also 65.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 11/12/15


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