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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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