The Privileged Life: Marriage

“This is my beloved, and this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem!” (Song of Solomon 5:16b) Today is our 30thwedding anniversary!! What an extraordinary privilege it is to have a joyful marriage. It hasn’t always been a mountaintop experience (we’ve had our share of valleys), but if I had to do our wedding day all over again, I... Continue Reading →

The Privileged Life: Books

“This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: ‘Write in a book all the words I have spoken to you.’” Jeremiah 30:2 One of the greatest joys of my life has been opening a book and diving in. What an immense privilege to be able to read! Our house is happily cluttered with tons of... Continue Reading →

The Privileged Life: Blueberries

"Blessed of the Lord is his land, with the precious things of heaven, with the dew, and the deep lying beneath, with the precious fruits of the sun, with the precious produce of the months, with the best things of the ancient mountains, with the precious things of the everlasting hills, with the precious things of the earth and its fullness,... Continue Reading →

The Privileged Life: Fireworks…and Angels

“For He shall give His angels charge over you, To keep you in all your ways.” Psalm 91:11 Thanks to local American communities and sponsors, we have the free privilege of celebrating every Fourth of July with public fireworks displays—lots of “ooohs” and “aaahs” as fiery lights awe us in the darkened sky. And thanks to local vendors... Continue Reading →

The Privileged Life: Freedom

“And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” John 8:32 How privileged we are to live as free citizens in the United States of America! Sure, many other countries around the world enjoy freedoms (including those inspired by America’s example to adopt a culture of liberty). But we Americans especially relish personal... Continue Reading →

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