The Privileged Life: Signs of Spring

"How great are His signs, And how mighty His wonders! His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, And His dominion is from generation to generation." Daniel 4:3 We have a schizophrenic tree in our front yard…part of it blooms randomly throughout the year. (This photo is actually from late last fall.) But when spring rolls around,... Continue Reading →

The Privileged Life: Dogs

“A man who has friends must himself be friendly, But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.” Proverbs 18:24 I absolutely adore mydog. She’s a miniature schnauzer named Darcy. Just look at that cute face! Darcy follows me around the house, sits at my feet as I write, listens to my conversation as if she understands me, and faithfully... Continue Reading →

The Privileged Life: Train “Whistles”

 “And when the blast of the trumpet sounded long and became louder and louder, Moses spoke, and God answered him by voice.” Exodus 19:19 “For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first.” 1 Thessalonians 4:16 We... Continue Reading →

The Privileged Life: Snowflakes

“God thunders marvelously with His voice;He does great things which we cannot comprehend.For He says to the snow, ‘Fall on the earth’”…Job 37:5-6a Okay, I know you folks up North aren’t as thrilled by snow as much as we are down South, especially by this late date, but every snowflake is a wonder here. Snows in March are... Continue Reading →

The Privileged Life: A Roof Over My Head

“He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.’”Psalm 91:1-2 As the breeze whistles around the eaves of our home, I’m reminded that we have a secure roof over... Continue Reading →

The Privileged Life: Public Restrooms

“In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18 Public restrooms are something we constantly take for granted in the U.S.—until we desperately need one. Think about all the times you’ve stopped at McDonald’s, department stores, gas stations, and so forth to take advantage of... Continue Reading →

The Privileged Life: Worship

“But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him.” John 4:23 When I walked into our church sanctuary this morning, I immediately realized this was my most privileged moment of the day—being able to worship Jesus Christ in total freedom. Going to... Continue Reading →

The Privileged Life: Birds!

  "He sends the springs into the valleys; They flow among the hills.... By them the birds of the heavens have their home; They sing among the branches." Psalm 104:10,12 Thinking today about how grateful I am for the FREE gift of birds! They're so exquisitely beautiful and graceful, with the blessing of flight. We... Continue Reading →

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