Almost there! Almost 60, but not quite, not yet. Instead, today, I am 59 years of age. Not 59 years old. Not 59 years young. Just 59. But I will say, it is a very good 59.
When I turned 40 - no big deal. In fact, I was glad. I actually thought, now that I am finally 40, I may have some credibility. At that point I had been in full time Christian ministry for 13 years. I had been doing ministry many years before that, but I started full time work in the church at age 27.
When I turned 50 - no big deal. In fact, the decade of my 40s had been so rich in spiritual formation and leadership learning, I kind of laughed about how little I knew when I was 40.