“In the temple of the LORD all are crying, ‘Glory!’… The LORD shall give his people the blessing of peace.
— Excerpted, Psalm 29
How are you doing with the new year? Is it still fresh? Is it still new? Are you where you want to be, or at least headed in that direction?
One of the things I like about new things is their freshness. There is nothing like that new car smell. There are no car fresheners or detail shops that can restore that smell, are there?
I like breaking open a box with some new electronic gadget for work or play, and for a moment — a very brief moment to be sure — you get a whiff of that unit’s electronics, protective oils, and possibly even of the Styrofoam packing and cardboard, and all is heavenly...