Month: May 2020

  • The Privileged Life: The Return of Cedar Waxwings

    The Privileged Life: The Return of Cedar Waxwings

    “Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?” Matthew 6:26 Like the swallows of Capistrano, they finally came back—a faithful flock of beautiful cedar waxwings. They were a bit late this year, but we’ve had lingering cold this spring that may have […]

  • The Privileged Life: Hospitality in a Viral World

    The Privileged Life: Hospitality in a Viral World

    “Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another; not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer; distributing to the needs of the saints, given to hospitality.” Romans 12:10-13 The summer before sixth grade, I spent a week or two with my grandmother Kathleen […]

  • The Privileged Life: Handed-Down Recipes—The Real Family Treasures

    The Privileged Life: Handed-Down Recipes—The Real Family Treasures

    “The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places; yes, I have a good inheritance.” Psalm 16:6 As my husband and I celebrated Mother’s Day yesterday with our two moms (both of whom are in their late 80s, still healthy and beautiful), I was reminded of one of the great inheritances I have received from my mother and […]

  • The Privileged Life: America 1943 and 2020

    The Privileged Life: America 1943 and 2020

    “For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen.” 2 Corinthians 4:17-18a We’ve seen a lot of comparison between the coronavirus outbreak and the dreadful Spanish […]