How to live a wealthy AND righteous lifestyle

How to live a wealthy AND righteous lifestyle

By Laura Lee Leathers Several years ago, Morgan White Group Chief Operations Officer Richard (Rick) L. Eaton was enjoying a deer hunting trip with his oldest grandson, Carter, who said, “Granddaddy,...

The benefits of at-home healthcare

By Laura Lee Leathers Reality! Healthcare has drastically changed since the pandemic. Most people would agree with that statement. Furthermore, people are seeking quality healthcare as they age....

Redefining Retirement: Facing retirement transitions with grace

By Laura Lee Leathers Recently, Charlotte Hudson and I drove to Tupelo to visit with a wonderful friend who lives in an independent living community. Charlotte calls Dottie Hudson “Mama Dottie” (no...

REDEFINING RETIREMENT — Lesson plans for retirement

By  Laura Lee Leathers A wise teacher knows you need to create and follow a lesson plan. Two people who have years of experience creating lesson plans are educators Billy and Martha Thames.  Dr....

REDEFINING RETIREMENT — Cartoonist and pastor on being ‘60 and better’

By LAURA LEE LEATHERS          My 88-year-old mother, struggling with physical handicaps, sometimes jokingly asked, “Where are the golden years that everyone talks about? I’m still looking...

REDEFINING RETIREMENT — The Alignment Project helps seniors and loved ones

By LAURA LEE LEATHERS          On God’s timetable, nothing is wasted. The experiences you had yesterday prepare you for what God has planned for you today. Such is the case for Amy Adams,...

REDEFINING RETIREMENT — Do you know that you know?

By LAURA LEE LEATHERS   Jesus loves me! this I know, For the Bible tells me so; Little ones to Him belong; They are weak, but He is strong. Yes, Jesus loves me, Yes, Jesus loves me, Yes, Jesus...

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