Month: June 2019

  • The Privileged Life: Air Conditioning

    “The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit.” John 3:8 Ah, summertime. It’s here, as of three days ago. Along with it comes extra sunshine…and extra heat. In the South, that means sultry days and sticky-hot […]

  • The Privileged Life: Cotton

    So what’s the big deal about cotton? If you’ve lived in the deep South, you get it. It’s KING…sort of like Elvis. And even though soybeans, rice, and other products have encroached on its territory, it’s still a pretty important crop today. More than just a source of income, though, it’s a creature comfort for […]

  • The Privileged Life: Mountains

    “I will lift up my eyes to the hills—from whence comes my help? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.” Psalm 121:1-2—A Song of Ascents In my Mississippi Delta childhood, summertime felt like living in a skillet—flat and sizzling hot. So every July when my dad and mom piled us kids in the station wagon, […]

  • The Privileged Life: The Cross

    “And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses,having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross.” Colossians […]