By J. Randal Matheny © 2016

Nothing matters more than God,
The earth is destined for destruction,
Loving people leave our lives,
Things wear out, and wages are spent.

Life is brief, our breath a vapor —
There must be more than meets the eye,
Than body, ambition, bold desires,
Than food and clothes and foolish play. Continue reading

With no one to do the daily Bible readings on TFR, this week and next I’ve taken that on. I finished up Rev. 21-22 and started 1 Thes. 1 today. I like the exercise. I’m doing more detailed commentaries than the other guys have done, but I don’t know if that can be maintained through the 31st.

And I’m filling in for Richard Mansel, FMag‘s managing editor, who scooted off to Alabama for Christmas with family.

After my fall yesterday (see yesterday’s Journey entry), my knee, along with assorted muscles and strained spots, is sore, but could have been much worse. I’m very thankful. No, there was no snow, sleet, rain, or other weather factors involved. Just an uneven sidewalk and a clumsy misstep. Continue reading