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Halloween and All Saints Eve’s Comforting Bible Verses for Boomers and Seniors

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Happy Sunday and Happy Halloween. I’ve written about fun activities and projects several times this month, including fall pumpkin decorations activities for grandparents and their grandchildren as well as ways to share the Word of God with neighborhood children. I know there is a lot of controversy over Christians and Halloween but it can definitely be a fun opportunity to share God’s love with others and that’s what I love to focus on.

It can also be a scary holiday, especially for our beloved seniors who may be living alone. Two of the comforting Bible verses on my list can be a big blessing for your senior parents as well as you:

My soul takes refuge in You, and in the shadow of Your wings I will take refuge.

Psalm 57:1b

He will cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you will find refuge; His faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.

Psalm 91:4

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As I thought about these uplifting Bible verses on this particular day, I was reminded of the fact that not only is it Halloween. It is also “All Saints Eve” – a time when we can remember and celebrate the lives of believers down through the centuries who set a special example of trusting in and surrendering to God. They truly found a safe refuge in God that enabled them to endure hardships – in some cases, horrible martyrship – for the sake of the cross. Foxe’s Book of Martyrs has many examples to remind us of those who have gone on before us.

I hope and pray we are never faced with that. But the reality is, the world gets darker and darker, and there are already many Christians suffering for their faith in countries around the world. I love and am challenged by the books by Brother Andrew that discuss some of these situations.

Even though we hope we never have to be tested like that, I think it’s important to prayerfully “prepare” for it by storing away the Word of God in our hearts. That’s one of the many reasons I love Bible memory verses activities for grandparents and their grandchildren. And these verses are good ones for that purpose – as much for the children in the family as for all of us boomers and seniors. As a multi-tasking grandmother and caregiver, I love comforting Bible verses that multi-task as well. 🙂

I found such a delightful album of praise and worship hymn songs and music full of comforting and uplifting Bible verses! Under the Shelter of Your Wings – Psalms of Refuge includes the song Under His Wings from Psalm 91, plus nine other peaceful hymn songs from the book of Psalms. What a blessing for all of us of all ages!

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Do you and your grandkids have plans for Halloween tonight? How about All Saints Eve? Whether you and your beloved seniors and/or grandkids will be out and about or staying close to home – perhaps sharing encouraging Bible verses with all the cute little trick or treaters – I pray you will be blessed by the  wonderful refuge we have in our blessed Lord and God!

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  1. Halloween and All Saints Eve's Comforting Bible Verses for Boomers and Seniors via SandwichINK.com http://tinyurl.com/3xy92uo

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  3. this is such a nice post….very caring…..I never thought of anyone older person living alone and being scared on halloween night but it does make sense. thanks for this….

  4. Hi Kaye,
    Wow, I didn’t know about All Saints Eve…that is amazing..AND I love this verse!
    (I’m not a Halloween fan–it’s too scary, so I’m happy to be home and pass out candy to the trick-or-treaters…)
    I loved your answer about “growing up!”
    Hugs from me,
    Cindy

    • Donnie
    • October 31, 2010

    This was a lovely post. Your words and verses were so inspiring. Have a blessed day.

  5. Hi Sarah, Thank you. 🙂

  6. Hi Cindy 🙂 We’ve always enjoyed the “softer” side of Halloween – parties at church and/or giving out candy and God’s encouraging Bible verses at home – so I do enjoy it. But I’m always glad when it’s over as well. Of course, then it’s time for the race car to rev its engines as we start racing towards Thanksgiving and Christmas – yee haw!!! 🙂 (I think I’m mixing metaphors here 🙂 🙂 🙂 ).

    Have a blessed and safe holiday weekend! 🙂

  7. Hi Donnie, Thank you so much 🙂 Blessings to you as well.

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  9. dear kaye,

    i loved your comment on my blog and thought,
    “she is a kindred spirit.”

    bless you!

    love,
    lea

  10. Kaye, thank you for this lovely post you have shared with us. We celebrated Halloween in our church last night. Young and old and yes, small children, gathered together in His name for fun fellowship and treats from the trunks of our cars. In the mountains children can not go house to house because it is dark, with homes far from each other with no sidewalks. We did Trunk or Treat and it was so much fun for all of us. Hayrides, games and great food brought by all of those attending. We have a small country church (200) members and most of them attended and dressed for Halloween. A true blessing of love for one another.
    Blessings and love, Jeanne

  11. I’m not usually scared on Halloween, but some thoughts did occur to me earlier about being careful. Only a couple of little ones came by, and then later I decided to cut out the light. It’s great you passed out little Words to them. I got a little disgusted on Twitter tonight when a Christian kept talking about not participating in Halloween. Other Christians were posting cute pictures.

    That music sounds beautiful. I could not listen to yours on the blog. Thanks for your sweet visit tonight. Blessings ~

  12. YIKES – Thanks for the heads up Cathy. I usually check them but must have missed this time. It’s fixed now. 🙂 Have a blessed week!

  13. How fun, Jeanne! Our old church on the coast used to to Trunk or Treat and our new church does as well – a fun concept that’s definitely worth spreading and a wonderful opportunity to spread the love of God! 🙂 Have a blessed week.

  14. Hi Lea, Thank you 🙂 Isn’t it such a blessing to see what an impact Corrie Ten Boom has had over the years and that her tremendous love for God is still drawing brothers and sisters in Christ together! 🙂 A worthy goal for us to aspire to, that’s for sure. Have a blessed week! 🙂

  15. I too never thought of seniors that could be scared at Halloween time. We sure have come a long way from the days when I was growing up and there was an older lady who lived alone and invited us children inside her house for cider, home made popcorn balls, and candy. Such a thoughtful post, Kaye. Thanks!

  16. Your insight into the different generations always inspires me. I know how much I have changed, from being a little kids years ago who loved to Trick or Treat to an “old lady” who wishes it would go away. LOL It isn’t easy to hit a happy balance. Thank you for helping people to do that.
    Blessings,
    Charlotte

  17. Hi Charlotte, Thanks for stopping by 🙂 I know how you feel – especially when I’m trying to squish buying candy and pass-it-ons into my budget AND my schedule, but I have such a fun time saying hi to the little ones as I give them little “seeds” of the Word of God and it’s so much fun to see their happy smiles, it really does make it fun in the end. 🙂

  18. Hi Jacquelyn, Thank you 🙂 I remember those homemade popcorn balls. We had a couple people on our block that did that. Nowadays, they are pretty rare because of safety concerns, but what sweet family memories to share! 🙂

  19. I just remembered something we used to do in our neighborhood when our kids were young. If we passed out home-made goodies, we would put an address label on the baggie so the parents would know where the treat came from. It worked because it was a “two block” area where we knew each other pretty well. There may or may not be situations where this would work today, like you said, due to safety issues…

  20. Hi Jacquelyn, Very interesting! None of my neighborhoods have ever done that. But the handful of people that did that were all friends of ours and since I was out with them, we all knew those were safe. 🙂 🙂 🙂

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