The Privileged Life: Invasion of the “Bug-Body Snatchers”—Magicicadas Emerge!

“So I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, the crawling locust, the consuming locust, and the chewing locust, My great army which I sent among you.” Joel 2:25 They’re ba-a-a-ack! The alien invasion has begun! Brood X of the periodical cicada (Magicicada genus) is here, rising from a 17-year nymph-life underground. And they’re not quiet... Continue Reading →

The Privileged Life: Unexpected Finds

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.” Matthew 7:7 When was the last time you were pleasantly surprised by an unexpected find?  I’m not talking about seeing a mouse in your pantry, discovering you picked up the wrong suitcase at the airport... Continue Reading →

The Privileged Life: Seeking God’s Will for Your Life

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” (Proverbs 3:5-6) “Follow your dreams. Pursue your passion.” If you’ve attended a graduation ceremony in the past decade, you’ve heard these words. Eager young adults have absorbed these exhortations and pursued a mishmash of... Continue Reading →

The Privileged Life: A Life-Saving Bracelet

“The Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life.” Job 33:4 A bit of personal info about me—I have Addison’s Disease. I was diagnosed three years ago when I went into acute adrenal failure and had to be hospitalized. Fun, fun.  You don’t want all the (boring) details, but in a nutshell, my... Continue Reading →

The Privileged Life: Through the Eyes of a Puppy

“Behold, I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it?” Isaiah 43:19a Say “hello” to Heidi! Five pounds of wiggling, furry fun...a mini-tornado of schnauzer energy who has turned our home upside down with squeaky toys, shredded newspapers, and half-chewed sneakers scattered across our floor. We haven’t had a puppy for... Continue Reading →

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