Month: February 2021

  • The Privileged Life: A Lenten Time to Declutter

    The Privileged Life: A Lenten Time to Declutter

    “Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Thessalonians 5:23 With Mardi Gras and Ash Wednesday behind us, Lent is here—a season of reflection, sacrifice, and preparation for the holiest day of the Christian calendar, Easter.  If […]

  • The Privileged Life: The Value of a Penny

    The Privileged Life: The Value of a Penny

    “Assuredly, I say to you that this poor widow has put in more than all those who have given to the treasury.” Mark 12:43b When you see a penny on the ground, do you pick it up?  Apparently, more than half of Americans stop to grab one, although the percentage is considerably higher for the 55+ […]

  • The Privileged Life: The Blessing of Aromas and Fragrances

    The Privileged Life: The Blessing of Aromas and Fragrances

    “Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place.” 2 Corinthians 2:14 The musty, earthy dampness of a root cellar. Mothballs and cedar in a dry attic. The heady, thickly-sweet perfume of gardenias. Ripe peaches, a sliced orange, sun-warmed fresh strawberries. Hamburgers on […]

  • The Privileged Life: Bread Maker

    The Privileged Life: Bread Maker

    “And Jesus said to them, ‘I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.’” John 6:35 Who knew making bread at home would become so popular last year? If you haven’t jumped on the baking bandwagon yet, there’s still plenty of time.  At least […]