Terrorism News Is Hard To Deal With For Many Boomers and Seniors! Is There Any Hope? YES!

by Kaye Swain

Lots of bad news for boomers and seniors and their Sandwich Generation families lately - from economy to terrorism to health woesThe times, they are a'troublin, aren't they? As I was checking the news on the internet Thursday night, and my senior mom was watching the news on TV in her room, we both discovered the same, disturbing information – the U.S. is ramping up security in the face of a new and 'credible' 9/11 threat! I was concerned and she was very concerned. And what about all of our elderly seniors who don't live nearby. Particularly those who live in targeted areas. This is one of the more difficult of the Sandwich Generation issues, isn't it?

Tomorrow is 9/11/11. Ten years since the world trade centers were attacked and major terrorism hit our nation. We are still facing threats constantly. New York is prepping big time, and yet many who live there feel no safer than they did on that sad and tragic day. It's not all that surprising, though, for those of us who read the Word of God regularly. After all, Jesus Himself stated:

"You will be hearing of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not frightened, for those things must take place, but that is not yet the end. "For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and in various places there will be famines and earthquakes. "But all these things are merely the beginning of birth pangs. Matthew 24:6-8. 

The Ten Commandments are summed up wonderfully for the Sandwich Generation grandpaents and their grandchildren in Matthew and illustrated in this cute country clipartWe've certainly been seeing these birth pangs for some time, haven't we? It does seem though, like they are getting more frequent. And more intense. And many respected Christian leaders think that might be important. Then again, even if the Lord Jesus should tarry longer, it's still vital for us to get our eyes fixed on Him, our hearts right with Him, and share our love of Him with our families and friends. It doesn't take the end of the world to take us away from them. One simple car accident can do that at any time! So it's VITAL that we not only have our legal documents in order, we need to have our hearts "in order" too. 

This Sunday, 9/11/11, Ruth Graham Lotz (Billy Graham's daughter and noted BIble teacher and author) and Joel C. Rosenberg (author of many of my favorite Christian mystery/end times books, including The Last Jihad) are talking on this very topic in a very teleseminar that will be simulcast and available in a variety of places – from churches to radio stations to the internet. 

A Wake Up Call for God's People with Anne Graham Lotz and Joel Rosenberg from AnGeL Ministries on Vimeo.

As Joel C. Rosenberg wrote on his Facebook page:

The questions I will address Sunday night: "Are you morally and spiritually better off than you were ten years ago on 9/11? Is your family? Is your church?"

He and Ms. Lotz are inviting all of us to join them for this “Wake Up Call” special event which begins Sunday night, September 11th at 7pm eastern — you can watch it for free on-line by clicking here and walking through the simple steps. They will also be joined by Selah – I love their Christian praise and worship hymn songs and music, don't you? 

This should be a very special time for all, including those of us boomers and seniors in the Sandwich Generation, to "gather together" all around the world for a time of news, Bible reading, and prayer. Join us, won't you. :)  

Spiritual Sundays are full of encouraging Bible verses to bless the Sandwich Generation busy caring for the elderly parents while babysitting grandchildren

Kaye

P.S. Thank you so much for your comments. I enjoy them very much and read each one. I also love the grand ideas so many of you share that help and encourage other readers. I do my best to reply to them all but value your patience when that isn\'t possible.

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1 Lynn

I am one of those “senior baby boomers”, lol. In age, at least. I turn 65 this month! My hubby is older. Yes, we worry with the news, but you know…..as Christians we belive that HE is able, the HE knows our very needs and will provide. I so agree that it does not take a life shattering event to take our minds and hearts away from Jesus. Nothing more than a text message, a blog post, no matter how lovely can take our eyes off HIM. That is why I try oh so hard to always say, “How Great Thou Art” in my life.
Blessings,
Lynn
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2 Donnie

The media definitely adds to the stress of this anniversary. All we can do is trust in God. I have to admit I’m watching a lot more cooking shows right now rather than the news.
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3 Joan

Kaye – I have been concerned that the terrorists might try something on this 10th anniversary. However, our hope is in Christ and in Him we need not fear.

Blessings,
joan
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4 Kaye Swain

Amen, Lynn, AMEN. I love that song and that philosophy as well :) :) :)

5 Kaye Swain

Great idea, Donnie! :) Fun fulfillment of Philippians 4: 8 :)

6 Kaye Swain

So true, Joan, so true! :) :) :)

7 Janis

Such a good Scripture to comfort for this day as fear began to build again across our nation! That broadcast sounds fantastic. I hope I can listen.
May you and your Mom be blessed,

Janis
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8 Myrna

Great Post Kaye! I will watch the video .
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9 Charlotte

There are so many signs that these are the end times. Most of the world doesn’t know these prophecies or choose to ignore them. I’m glad we got through 9/11 without an attack.
Blessings,
Charlotte
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10 Janice

I was teaching second grade and we were watching when the Challenger exploded. We were with the third grade and students really didn’t understand, thinking the astronauts could have lived. Years later I was teaching third grade, in another Christian school, in another state on 9/11. One of the boys seemed to understand the significance.
May we be faithful.
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11 Kaye Swain

Thanks Janis! :) If we weren’t able to make it, there should be a replay link at the site still. :)

12 Kaye Swain

Thanks Myrna :)

13 Kaye Swain

Amen, Charlotte, AMEN – although there was a nasty attack on our embassy in Afghanistan a couple of days later, sadly. Just have to keep on keeping on with prayer, which you are so good about as well :)

14 Kaye Swain

Hi Janice. Thanks for sharing. It’s definitely hard for them at that age. My kids were about the same age but we were homeschooling. I remember we watched the news coverage non-stop all day, praying for them and their families. Later, for 9/11, it was my oldest grandchild who watched the coverage with all of us, again praying so hard for so many hurting hearts.

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