The Privileged Life: Lavender

“For the earth which drinks in the rain that often comes upon it, and bears herbs useful for those by whom it is cultivated, receives blessing from God.” Hebrews 6:7 Ahhhh…lavender. Such a lovely flower, color, fragrance. It simply screams British Isles, but its origin is actually in the Mediterranean region. Today, it claims a regal spot... Continue Reading →

The Privileged Life: Knitting and Needlework

“All the women who were gifted artisans spun yarn with their hands, and brought what they had spun, of blue, purple, and scarlet, and fine linen. And all the women whose hearts stirred with wisdom spun yarn of goats’ hair.” Exodus 35:25-26 Spinning, knitting, lacework, crocheting, weaving, crewel, quilting, cross-stitch, and all other kinds of needlework have been around since ancient times... Continue Reading →

The Privileged Life: The Flavors of Summer…and Homegrown Tomatoes

“Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who trusts in Him!” Psalm 34:8 "...what this country needs [is] homegrown tomatoes in every yard you see...." Guy Clark Summer veggies and fruits are starting to arrive…delicate lettuces, colorful squashes, bright green herbs, juicy melons, blueberries, strawberries…and ripe red homegrown tomatoes. What a privilege to live in a world... Continue Reading →

The Privileged Life: What’s Your “R-Naught”?

“Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits: who forgives all your iniquities, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from destruction….” Psalm 103:2-4a As our nation gingerly cracks open the door on shutdown restrictions, the biggest concern is a “relapse” of coronavirus—that its ruthless march through neighborhoods, workplaces, and public... Continue Reading →

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