The Voyage of Life, Part 1: Aging Wisely

How many of us wish that we could stay the same age forever? But we are all embedded in space and time. Every one of us experiences birth, growth, decay, and death. Thomas Cole's four Voyage of Life paintings follow this pattern, but the pattern happens so slowly that we might think our lives are permanent. Yet, Psalm 90:12 says, "So teach us to number our days, that we may present to you a heart of wisdom" (NASB). We cannot stop the clock. If we could, we would never gain an eternal perspective on life. Age conspires with God to take away our temporal hope. After all, the course of our life prepares us in this present darkness for eternal light in our Father's house. This is part 1 in a special teaching series based on Thomas Cole’s Voyage of Life painting series. These four paintings depict the cyclical dynamics of human life, as signified by the artwork’s titles: Childhood, Youth, Manhood, and Old Age. You can view these paintings in person at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

  • Recalibrate Your Life

Living well doesn’t happen automatically for followers of Christ. Times of transition, especially in midlife or later life, are ideal moments for recalibrating our priorities and habits. We shouldn’t wait until we’re older to begin thinking about our impact beyond our lifetime. Our legacy begins now. In their new book, Recalibrate Your Life, Ken Boa and Jenny Abel give us the perspective and practical tools needed to evaluate our God-given gifts, talents, skills, wisdom, knowledge, resources, and opportunities so we can use them to the full extent God desires.

  • Recalibrate Your Life

Living well doesn’t happen automatically for followers of Christ. Times of transition, especially in midlife or later life, are ideal moments for recalibrating our priorities and habits. We shouldn’t wait until we’re older to begin thinking about our impact beyond our lifetime. Our legacy begins now. In their new book, Recalibrate Your Life, Ken Boa and Jenny Abel give us the perspective and practical tools needed to evaluate our God-given gifts, talents, skills, wisdom, knowledge, resources, and opportunities so we can use them to the full extent God desires.

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