Annie Duhrkoop is the wife and caregiver of Mark Duhrkoop, who suffered a life-changing stroke. Annie continues to figure out how to make life work for the family, and is seeking to renew the services and activities of Return Ministries which they had both committed their lives to. Dennis Catmull is Chairman of the Board of Return Ministries. We’ve all had things barge into our lives that we weren’t prepared for. We can’t be ready for everything that happens to us, but some of those things can leave damaging, even devastating results. Hear the story of one family’s journey of faith and courage following such an event. And hear the heartfelt appeal to you to prepare for some of life’s unknown possibilities. Think it can’t happen to you? Neither did they!
Dr. Peter Kozushko is Senior Associate Pastor at Countryside Community Church in Sherwood, Oregon. He oversees the evangelism and discipleship ministries of the church that serves some 1,200 people. He equips and motivates members to understand, love, live, and share the true meaning of the Gospel. In the second half of life, we love good news. In fact, we crave it. It’s hard to imagine life without a reasonable dose of good news. There is news, then there is really good news. It should be no surprise that as a pastor Dr. Dan sees a strong connection between the really good news that God offers and being able to live a life of meaning and purpose. This is what he talks about on this show with guest Peter Kozushko. Just what is that really good news? And how does that help people live a life that matters?
One of the penetrating questions we need to ask ourselves is, “Why am I here?” Knowing the answer to that question makes all the difference in the world. It determines what we value and how we spend our time and our resources. Doug Hoffman tells of his journey in hearing God’s calling and what He is doing now in answer to that call. Listen for insights on how you can hear God’s calling, and how life changes in big ways when you answer. Doug Hoffman is former President and CEO or Wilco Farm Stores with 900 employees and 26 locations. How he developed leadership and relational skills, along with a heart of compassion, uniquely prepared him for what he is doing now “in retirement”. He now serves as Executive Director of Mercy, Inc., a global Christian organization creating healthy and thriving communities mentally, physically, and spiritually.
By the time we get to the second half of life, we have been through many changes. Life has not turned out to be the way we had thought or hoped it would. Through pain and darkness and the fear of the unknown, we have had to deal with very difficult transitions. Other changes have been welcomed and wonderful. So if you’re not in the middle of a significant transition right now, just wait; another one is surely on the way. How we respond to transition in our life will determine how happy and productive we will be. Here’s some help.
The goal and mission of Second Half Now is to “help today’s 50-plus American live a life that matters”. What exactly does that mean, and how do we go about doing that? Sam Haley helps us get a handle on that by discussing his own personal journey and his deep personal conviction that a life of purpose and meaning is the only life worth living.