J64 1999 Dewey Decimal 646. Each chapter opens with stories of retirees form all walks of like. It is this thread that has the power to transform an ordinary retirement into an exceptional journey of discovery. It may also help explain why so many retirees are unhappy. Richard Johnson presents you with the 15 keys that will help you redefine yourself. The dust jacket for hard covers may not be included.
The book of Proverbs has many admonitions that promote saving money and other resources. This book is excellent for a transition from the workforce into retirement. It is in this reorientation that will help you steer clear of the possible frustrations of retirement and give you a new found sense of optimism. Retirement is perhaps the greatest time for self-discovery. The issue in both passages seems to be one of heart.
Each chapter opens with stories of retirees form all walks of like. A spiritual thread runs through all the needs of retirees — a thread of pursuing peace and finding purpose. This is a relatively new finding emerging from parenthood and happiness , and it suggests that you need to work on these relationships throughout your life—just like saving—in order to get to the promised land of a happy and secure retirement. On the other side, we have passages like Matthew 6:25—34 in which Jesus encourages us not to be worried for tomorrow or to seek after the things of the world. . It has practical and insightful advice.
Our hearts are set on things above, where our true treasure is. Insufficient assets alone do not account for such numbers; isolation is a big contributor. Johnson is nationally recognized for his pioneering work in Maturing Adult Faith Formation and Spiritual Gerontology. It is this reorientation that will help you steer clear of the possible frustrations of retirement and give you a newfound sense of optimism. Jesus is not speaking against saving now for needs in the future. As we save for retirement, we recognize that the goal is not a selfish enjoyment of a lavish life after years of work.
He reminds the Thessalonians of how he and his companions worked to provide for themselves while serving the church, despite the fact that they had a right to receive monetary support from the church. Johnson presents you with the 15 retirement success factors that help you redefine yourself during and through the retirement transition. This book has an excellent view on a Christian based retirement. Dimensions Weight 9 Oz Height 0. Johnson presents 15 self-evaluation exercises that will help you plan in a cormprehensive way for the shift to retirement.
The goal is not even self-sufficiency, since our dependence is always on God. This is not to say that retirees cannot enjoy golf, social functions, or pleasurable pursuits. Christians are wise to examine their current spending patterns and their perceived future financial needs. He begins by setting the stage for your new world of opportunity, helping you to move away from the external, material, achievement-oriented definition self toward a more personal, genuine, and spiritual definition. Nearly 20% say they are experiencing lower levels of overall well-being than they were before they retired.
The Bible speaks positively about providing for oneself financially through work. We are to value the things that God values, trust in His provision instead of our own wealth, and also live wisely. Grounded in a Christian faith experience, it demonstrates how faith is the pivotal issue enabling retirees to capture and apply the vitality of their life experiences. In light of this, Dr. You may not believe it, but Christ has something incredible in store for you in your new role! However, the Bible does speak of saving money, and it gives us clear principles to guide us in whether Christians should save for retirement. It is a real treasure. Richard Johnson presents you with the 15 keys that will help you redefine yourself.
Retirement is perhaps the greatest time for self-discovery. In light of this, Dr. His fresh ideas and enthusiasm on the spiritual aspects of adult development and aging have inspired scores maturing adults to follow their hearts and live more abundant lives in Christ. Those who give themselves high parenting ratings are the most likely to say they are very happy. Can it be that kids bring us no joy? Follow Preparing for a happy retirement is a lifelong process, largely because money is such an important ingredient and for most people it takes 40 years to build a nest egg. We see Joseph exemplify the wisdom of saving in Genesis 41 when he stored provisions for the prophesied famine to come. Johnson presents 15 self-evaluation exercises that will help you plan in a cormprehensive way for the shift to retirement.
How should a Christian view retirement? Ultimately, our money belongs to God and is directed for His purposes. But retirement bliss is not just a financial quest. It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest. Saving is wise, and trusting God is wise. He begins by setting the stage for your new world of opportunity, helping you to move away from the external, material, achievement-oriented definition of self toward a more personal, genuine, and spiritual definition. Very minimal damage to the cover including scuff marks, but no holes or tears. It all begins with an assessment of your focus.
So while parenthood itself is not a ticket to happiness, being a good parent is—and having been a good parent plays a large role in being happy in retirement. In 2 Thessalonians 3, Paul gives a warning against idleness. Johnson Number Of Pages 192 pages Format Paperback Publication Date 1999-09-23 Language English Publisher Liguori Publications Publication Year 1999 Additional Details Number of Volumes 1 vol. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself? People who suffer from chronic, severe illnesses tend to be less happy. Plus, he includes affirming prayers to draw you closer to the God who loves you and who wants to make your ife a success. Happiness takes a U shape along our lifeline, other shows. What He is talking about is where our hearts should be focused.