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Rev. Dr. James Gysel, Special to Senior Times HEAR THE WORD
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475 E. Columbia Ave., Suite #5, Battle Creek, MI 49014 (Lower level) (269) 968-9923
It’s both fun and rewarding when you become a dealer
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Join our family of dealers occupying over 300 booths with 25,000 square feet of antiques, furniture and collectibles. It’s fun and rewarding!
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It’s interesting that the very first act of God after, “Creating the heavens and the earth,” in the first chapter of Genesis is that God speaks! What does he say? He says, “Let there be light!” (Genesis 1:3) And with that one sen- tence from the Holy One, the record says, “And there WAS light.” (Gen. 1:3) God speaks and it happens!
the Scripture more powerfully than any other way.
So what does that preparation look like? Personally, it can look like taking a deeper dive into the message of Jesus through worship and study of God’s Word. There’s some excellent resourc- es and devotional materials that faith communities provide for people who are willing to take a walk in faith. The walk of faith through Lent could also look like focusing in quiet meditation; silence for a period of time in the day; or serving other people in a new way; or just doing random acts of kindness. My prayer for you is that you will at least find a way to listen to the Word of God every day as you serve.
If you’re reading this, it means you’re on a path of life. But my prayer is that you’re also on a path of faith in the Living God because of the way in which faith brings meaning and purpose as you walk in this dark world.
Have you ever noticed that there’s something about hearing the Word that allows the message to clearly come through and make sense? Did you also know that the Bible, the Word of God, was designed to be heard primarily? At the time of its revelation there were no printing presses. Only scrolls (before that, tablets of stone). So people gath- ered in order to HEAR the Word of God. The Old Testament Isaiah made just that point when he recorded:
The Christian season of Lent begins today, if you’re reading this on March 1, 2020. Lent is the 40 days of prepara- tion before the celebration of the resur- rection of Jesus from the dead – Easter!
“Incline your ear, and come to me; listen, so that you may live.” ~ Isaiah 55:3
There’s a message that comes through in the hearing of the Word that is missed if the Word is just read with your eyes. So if you ever had trouble understanding what you’ve just read in the Bible, then read it out loud! Or have someone else read it aloud. It might sound crazy, but I’m one whose dis- covered that there’s a meaning that can come though as a result of the inflec- tion and tone of a voice that unfolds
“Incline your ear, and come to me; listen, so that you may live.”
Social Security
By Vonda Van Til, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist
QUESTION: I have never worked but my spouse has. What will my benefits be?
ANSWER: You can be entitled to as much as one-half of your spouse's benefit amount when you reach full retirement age. If you decide to receive Social Security retirement benefits before you reach full retirement age, the amount of your benefit is reduced. The amount of reduction depends on when you will reach full retirement age. For example, if your full retirement age is 66, you can get 35 percent of your spouse's unreduced benefit at age 62
Calhoun County Office of Senior Services and CareWell Services are actively seeking Centenarians to join us in a ‘Celebration of Life’ Luncheon.
This luncheon is to recognize and honor our local Centenarians, but we need your help!
If you know of a Centenarian, please contact the Calhoun County Senior Services (269) 781-0846 or e-mail
( Event will be Thursday, May 21, 2020 Noon, Schuler’s Restaurant
Whether it’s through an online devo- tional or by reading out loud. It really can make a world of difference to hear the Word as you walk the path of faith in this year of 2020.
Faithfully yours, ~ Jim Gysel
(a permanent reduction); if your full retirement age is 67, you can get 32.5 percent of your spouse's unreduced ben- efit at age 62 (a permanent reduction).
The amount of your benefit increas- es if your entitlement begins at a later age, up to the maximum of 50 percent at full retirement age. However, if you are taking care of a child who is under age 16 or who gets Social Security dis- ability benefits on your spouse’s record, you get the full spouse’s benefits, regardless of your age.
Learn more about retirement benefits at

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