The Privileged Life: Hiking

“Show me Your ways, O Lord; Teach me Your paths.” Psalm 25:4 We are privileged to live very close to the Appalachian Trail…a 2,190-mile-long trail atop the ridges of the Appalachian mountain range from Georgia to Maine. In fact, the highest point of the trail is on the Tennessee/North Carolina border at Clingman’s Dome in the... Continue Reading →

The Privileged Life: Good News

“How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, ‘Your God reigns!’” Isaiah 52:7 Yesterday’s Scripture reference is worth repeating…for the blessing and privilege of hearing good news! Likewise, the author of Proverbs tells us that receiving good news... Continue Reading →

The Privileged Life: Happy Feet

“How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, ‘Your God reigns!’” Isaiah 52:7 Walking is my favorite exercise. Most days, I try to get in five miles, which is hard for someone who spends a great deal of... Continue Reading →

The Privileged Life: Tea

“Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31 I love tea. As a good Southerner, I like it either way…iced or hot...but always sweet. My day begins usually with a large cup of hot black tea, doused with milk or cream. It’s my blissful... Continue Reading →

The Privileged Life: Waterfalls

“I will open rivers in desolate heights,and fountains in the midst of the valleys;I will make the wilderness a pool of water,and the dry land springs of water.” Isaiah 41:18 Not far away from where we live is the Dupont State Forest in North Carolina. It encompasses a bounty of lush cascading waterfalls along the Little River—Hooker... Continue Reading →

The Privileged Life: Wildflowers

“For lo, the winter is past,the rain is over and gone.The flowers appear on the earth;the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledoveis heard in our land.”Song of Solomon 2:11-12 After lamenting my poor gardening skills in my previous blog, I turned my eyes today to the skilled handiwork of God in bringing... Continue Reading →

The Privileged Life: Gardening

“For as the earth brings forth its bud, as the garden causes the things that are sown in it to spring forth, so the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.” Isaiah 61:11 I’m thankful for dirt. And seeds. And rain. And especially plants I can buy, already growing and... Continue Reading →

The Privileged Life: Art

“Then Moses called Bezalel and Aholiab, and every gifted artisan in whose heart the Lord had put wisdom, everyone whose heart was stirred, to come and do the work…. Then all the gifted artisans among them who worked on the tabernacle made ten curtains woven of fine linen, and of blue, purple, and scarlet thread; with artistic designs of... Continue Reading →

The Privileged Life: Rainbows

“Like the appearance of a rainbow in a cloud on a rainy day, so was the appearance of the brightness all around it. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord.” Ezekiel 1:28a Twice a year—for about a week before the vernal (spring) equinox and after the autumnal (fall) equinox, when spring or fall begins—a narrow... Continue Reading →

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