Posted by Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage

The Dictionary defines retirement as withdrawal from an occupation, to retreat from an active live.

The only scripture I could find on retirement was in Numbers 8:24-26

Numbers 8:24-26
24 "This applies to the Levites: Men twenty-five years old or more shall come to take part in the work at the Tent of Meeting, 25 but at the age of fifty, they must retire from their regular service and work no longer. 26 They may assist their brothers in performing their duties at the Tent of Meeting, but they themselves must not do the work. This, then, is how you are to assign the responsibilities of the Levites."

I find myself dreaming of the day I can retire, thinking that I would have so much more time to visit people, call people, send cards to people. The fact is I may never retire with this economy, so I need to find the time to do these things now. I pray the the Lord keeps my husband and I healthy enough to work as long as we want to.

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Ah retirement. I'm enjoying it now although it took me awhile to quit missing going down to the church office every day. I really enjoyed it.
I don't remember reading this scripture about retirement before. I'm glad you posted it. That's interesting.
Have a great day.

August 16, 2009 at 11:21 AM

Retirement...everyone's dream...But I think we can't really retire in the sense that we must keep working for the Lord. Retirement to me is when we go to His home...And that's what I'm hoping for...Blessings to you sister Ginger. Thanks for sharing that verse.

August 16, 2009 at 11:29 AM

Retirement may need to be redefined these days! Have a great Sunday.

August 16, 2009 at 11:38 AM

I could write a book about retirement. You may get to retire some day. You are good at planning ahead, setting goals and you have determination. Soldier on. You will make it with a smile on your face. But even if you don't retire early I know you will still have a smile on your face.

August 16, 2009 at 12:19 PM

Ginger, I love the picture that you posted! It's priceless. I want to have that attitude! :)
Great post!

August 16, 2009 at 12:51 PM

I will pray for you.

God bless you Anne

August 16, 2009 at 1:58 PM

You'll be surprised how full the days are once you have "nothing to do."

August 16, 2009 at 2:20 PM

I agree with Sally! I have less time now than ever and I never believed people when they said that! But it's true! Thanks for a very good post on retirement.


August 16, 2009 at 4:30 PM

I, too, fear a comfortable "retirement" may not be in my cards, but I love your attitude ... loved the picture!

Stay warm and safe!


August 16, 2009 at 7:51 PM

Ginger, your photo is a hoot. Believe me retirement has jumped to an all time high of computer activity since I started blogging. It is wonderful though, as I thrive on being busy. I love the blessing of getting up in the morning and have a cup of coffee in my night clothes with no thought of getting ready to go to work. Your day will come.

Hugs and Blessins, Jeanne

August 16, 2009 at 9:02 PM

At least we know it is part of God's plan! Thanks for the post. May it be all you hoped it would be. (Retirment, that is.)

August 16, 2009 at 9:35 PM

Hi Ginger,
Retirement is a little ways off for my hubby although he likes to talk about it. As for the Lord's work; it is never finished and that is as it should be as long as we have breath! Have a lovely week.


August 16, 2009 at 10:02 PM

What a cute pic!

the Lord knows the desires of your heart but He also sees your humility and sense of contentment in the here and now.....your willingness to do what HE has for you today....what a good and godly example you are!

August 16, 2009 at 10:40 PM

Interesting scripture about retirement!

I have been busier during retirement that I ever was when I was working!

God Bless,


August 16, 2009 at 11:00 PM

Thanks for sharing.

August 17, 2009 at 1:01 AM

It made me laugh, thank you, MB

August 17, 2009 at 5:17 AM

I say enjoy what we have and retirement will be here before you know it.

Life sure flies by, doesn't it?


August 17, 2009 at 11:32 AM

I sometimes wonder the same things Ginger. Costs are rising but pay stubs are staying the same. Guess I will just leave it in His hands as I am sure He knows the when and what.

God bless.

August 17, 2009 at 9:02 PM

Ginger, Retirement is great, but I still don't have enough time to do all the things I want to do.


August 19, 2009 at 6:40 AM

I especially liked this post because I work with over 500 retirees at the college I work. I LOVE listening to their stories of teaching, and how the college community is like a family to them.

Also many work until they are well into their 70's! Amazing the difference from the reading you shared.

Bless you- and hugs

August 25, 2009 at 10:30 AM

What a beautiful post. Just makes you stop and think. . . retirement, hmmmm? I think I to always want to be busy about my Lord's business. Loving your bloggy world. Blessings!

August 26, 2009 at 10:58 PM

Hi Ginger, I may have retired but I certainly haven't "retreated from an active life!" I have time now to pursue friendships that have been left on the shelf because I had little time for them.
I volunteer more now than I ever did...and get so much out of doing it! Although, as you said, with this economy, I am thinking I'm going to have to get a part time job just to keep even! My Heavely Father is with me every step of the way and He will lead me to what I am to do.


August 29, 2009 at 10:49 AM

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