• Sunday , 23 July 2017

Stand If You Are Able

Rear view of woman with Zimmer frame walking in hospital corridor

“The words ‘Stand, if you are able,’ which we often hear in church, struck me, as I was not able to stand.”

Do you have a disability that makes growing older all the more challenging? Do you miss the freedom of youthfulness?

Read Richard L. Morgan’s article, posted to Upper Room Book’s website, to see how he has dealt with the fact that he can no longer stand unassisted. 

Richard Morgan

Richard L. Morgan is the author of At the Edge of Life: Conversations When Death Is NearSettling In: My First Year in a Retirement Community, Remembering Your Story: Creating Your Own Spiritual Biography, and several other books on aging. He is the coauthor (with Jane Marie Thibault) of the award-winning Pilgrimage into the Last Third of Life: 7 Gateways to Spiritual Growth and No Act of Love Is Ever Wasted: The Spirituality of Caring for Persons with Dementia. Richard is a retired pastor and hospice chaplain. He stays busy providing pastoral care for persons with dementia in his senior living community, writing, marketing, and providing consultations for churches studying his books. For more information about Richard, including his blog, “View from 80,” visit his website:

Originally posted on the Upper Room Books website.

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