Knowing How to Act, and When (Ecclesiastes 3:1–8)

Psalm 90:12[1] says, “Teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.” Acting on the psalmist’s advice, I have done the math, and it turns out that today—January 7, 2015—I am 16,680 days old. (You can calculate your age in days here.) I entered the world on May 8, 1969, in Springfield, Missouri, 73 shorts days before Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin made history by walking on the moon. I have lived in part or the whole of six decades; seen my nation engage in three major wars and eleven presidential elections, which of late … Continue reading Knowing How to Act, and When (Ecclesiastes 3:1–8)