Poppy's Place

Welcome to Poppy's Place! We'll be discussing marriage, prayer, mid-life, and faith with a  mix of humor and hope.



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Why Can't He Be More Like ME?

Started by Poppy Smith. Last reply by Deborah Dunson Jan 4, 2014. 11 Replies

When did you  first notice your husband was definitely NOT like you—and how did you  respond?…Continue

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Are You Too Human to Be Like Jesus?

Started by Poppy Smith. Last reply by Poppy Smith Jun 4, 2013. 3 Replies

In chapter one of my latest release, I'm Too Human to Be Like Jesus!, I ask the following questions. I'd love to discuss you answers here!Sliding your flaws and failings under the high-powered…Continue


Started by Beth Farley. Last reply by Beth Farley Feb 22, 2013. 5 Replies

Well, I would have contributed to the discussion last night but because I am getting OLD, (midlife) I went to bed early...LOL...I have a cold and crashed early. What do I think of Midlife? Well, I am…Continue



Started by deb Feb 21, 2013. 0 Replies

Calling your 50's midlife-does that mean I will live to my 100's???Continue

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Comment by Poppy Smith on February 27, 2013 at 12:24pm

Winners of this discussion can email me at Thank you!

Comment by Poppy Smith on February 27, 2013 at 12:19pm

"Hi Everyone:  Great discussionn on midlife. The winners are: Tima Murrell and Martha Staton. Please email your addresses to get your book."

Comment by Debbie Reetz on February 21, 2013 at 3:30pm

I know when I hit 50 my body parts started to malfunction. Now as I near 60 I've adjusted to the new way of life-foods I can't eat, bathrooms I've visited that I never expected to, hair growing and not growing in odd places. But - I do have more quiet time for reading and bible study and spend much less time on hair and makeup. I like who I am and hope others do to but if not - I'm ok with that too. My mother used to tell me that I tried to hard to do everything for everybody and that I would eventually figure out that the only one I need to please is God and me. Thanks Mom, you were right.

Comment by Skeeter Jorgensen on February 21, 2013 at 3:02pm
Midlife... guess it passed me by. Even though I feel I am midlife my 70s. I love my life now,
Comment by Shirley Strait on February 19, 2013 at 7:52pm

I am on the cusp of 60. Some days that feels to young to be middle are and some days that feels ancient. It makes me really glad to be past the age of wondering about babies, schooling, and friends for my children, but then I see what my grandchildren are facing and am really glad that I don't have to make the decisions for them that my son and his wife do. I just pray A LOT!!!


Someone once asked my grandmother if she was going into her second childhood when she was playing dolls with me. She said no, that she had never left her first one. Way to go Grandma!!!

Comment by Cynthia D. Toliver on February 19, 2013 at 7:46pm

COMFORTABLE. At 55 I am comfortable in my skin. I am not trying to fit in. I am who I am. Love me, like me, hate me, leave me. I'll still be happily me.

Comment by Diana Montgomery on February 19, 2013 at 1:31pm

I do agree it is late 30's and 40's where you notice change my biggest one is HOT FLASHES!!!! Now i could do without this. LOL

Comment by Poppy Smith on February 19, 2013 at 1:20pm

I love all your comments--it's great fun when we all pitch in with our varied perspectives. In my book, I'm Too Young to be This Old, I say this about the perception of no longer being at the age and stage where we once were:

"There's no particular birthday that, when reached, uniformly plunges a woman into midlife. We're as individual as our DNA. Most of us, however, sense changes taking place anytime from our late thirties to mid-forties...The forties and fifties are a major turning point in life, taking us from the old age of youth into the youth of old-age. We can't dig in our heels and say 'I'm not crossing over' nor can we detour around this part of our journe. We can, hower, choose what attitude we will have about it." 

This is what I see reflected in all your comments and that's great!

Comment by Deanna Mundy on February 19, 2013 at 10:25am

I see mid-life as something that I will never achieve.  My motto is "forever young".  I will be 42 this week and I do not see mid-life or elderly in my terms for the future. 

Comment by Dianne Munson on February 19, 2013 at 10:01am

Midlife -- it isn't the same for everyone.   Some seem 'midlife' at 40, others not until 60.    It doesn't seem to be a gracious term in our day and age, yet more and more older adults are active and contributing so much to our society.   It is a blessing to see what they are doing and how doors of opportunity are opening up for them.  They seem more concerned about doing for others and not as concerned about what others can do for them.  I hope to continue to show the Lord's love in all I do!


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