The Agonie by George Herbert Philosophers have measur’d mountains, Fathom’d the depths of seas, of states, and kings, Walk’d with a staffe to heaven, and traced fountains: But there are two vast, spacious things, The which to measure it doth more behove: Yet few there are that sound them; Sinne and Love. Who would know […]
Staying Faithful to the Hidden Life (Scholar’s Compass)
The author first remembers rethinking models of success when he and his wife, also a professional historian, discovered they were having twins near the end of their respective PhD programs. The future was very promising then, with various competitive research grants won and a publishing contract obtained together, for a historical project they had been working on alongside their dissertations. Certainly a rare and exciting feat for two young married historians. At first the oncoming twins seemed the ‘first major speed bump’ towards this ‘fast track to success,’ but naturally, children are much more than that!
Learning Prayer from George Herbert
The milky way, the bird of Paradise, Church-bells beyond the stars heard, the soul’s blood, The land of spices; something understood. – Description of prayer from George Herbert’s poem Prayer (I) Reflection I certainly didn’t expect it. If someone had told me that a seventeenth-century poem called Prayer would capture the imaginations of my undergraduate British […]
A grateful heart
Thou has given so much to me Give one thing more – a grateful heart; Not thankful when it pleases me, As if Thy blessings had spare days; But such a heart, whose pulse may be Thy praise — George Herbert May it be so for each of us as we celebrate Christ the King and […]
Praise and Thanksgiving
Today join me in praising God for his blessing and asking him to continue to grow in all of us a heart of thankfulness and joy.