How to Stay Astonished in Five Simple Steps

How's the old Kathy Mattea song go?   "Standing knee deep in a river, and dying of thirst." My wife puts up with me, but it has to be annoying. "Isn't it funny that we ingest food," I say.   Or, "It's so strange that we have these orbs in the front of our heads …

Each Man’s Life Is But A Breath

So says David the King in Psalm 39.   This psalm gives us an image of a man wrestling with God, his relationship with Him burning in his chest.  He resolves not to speak, but then must.  He asks to know how long he will live, knowing that a "man's life is but a breath." From …