Reflections at Fifty One…

Rev. Shane L. Bishop


“I am fifty-one.  I am no longer middle aged.

 I can think of no one in my family who has lived to 102. 

I am somewhere in the third quarter…

(I hope).”

Almost every morning I walk at least one mile.  It is sometimes two miles but most often somewhere in between.  I walk in my neighborhood with my Golden Retriever Mia and my dad (one of which wears a choke collar to make them calm down).  Weather is a non-factor.  Mia is a sporting dog and sporting dogs need to walk each day, so we walk irregardless of the weather.  Today I was thinking about being fifty-one years old.  It occurs to me that growing older has been inevitable but growing as a person has been a conscious choice.  Fifty-one has been better than expected.  God has blessed my ministry beyond anything I could have ever imagined.  I still…

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Published by Rev. Shane L. Bishop

Senior Pastor of Christ Church, Fairview Heights, IL since 1997. I am an orthodox Christian but I am not in a bad mood about it. A Distinguished Evangelist of the United Methodist Church.

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