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Fragmentary Friday: Have We All Forgotten that Life is Short?

We have a small group of fragments attributed to the Hellenistic poet Bion. Here are a few.

Bion, fr. 3 [- Stobaeus 1.9.3]

“Let love call the Muses; let the Muses carry love. 222 more words


Prayer of a Frustrated Traveler

The prayer of psalm 39 laments, “For what do I wait?” We might ask, in concert with the Psalmist, why do we wait when life frustrates, when we confront the reality of life’s brevity, when it may seem that there is no hope. 742 more words



The head is struck
A flash, a flicker, a flame
Illumination, heat, beauty
A beat

The heart awakens
A beat, a beginning, a being… 62 more words


“As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him; for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust.”  (Psalm 103:13-14, NIV) 197 more words

X. Brevity of Life, Death

The balm of poet’s jasmine bathing the pining air,

Losing its scent by warmer, tainted clime

Of one’s salad days and present moments,

Piqued doggedly by many-legged, whisking Time. 184 more words


"The Flower that Smiles Today"

The flower that smiles to-day

To-morrow dies;

All that we wish to stay

Tempts and then flies.

What is this world’s delight?

Lightning that mocks the night,

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Let’s Take Time to Talk About Individual Eschatology

In the coming weeks, the Lord willing, I would like us to take time on this blog to study what the Scriptures teach about individual or personal eschatology. 855 more words

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