The Privileged Life: To Rise on Eagles’ Wings

“As an eagle stirs up its nest, hovers over its young, spreading out its wings, taking them up, carrying them on its wings, so the Lord alone led him....” (Deuteronomy 32:11-12a) The first time I ever saw a bald eagle in the wild, its effect was mesmerizing. My husband and I wound up years ago with an unexpected January day off, and... Continue Reading →

The Privileged Life: On Aging Gracefully…with Love

“Now also when I am old and grayheaded, O God, do not forsake me, until I declare Your strength to this generation, Your power to everyone who is to come.” (Psalm 71:18) When my cousin’s mother developed Alzheimer’s many years ago and lost her self-awareness, she would gaze into the mirrors on her walls and say, “Who is that old woman following me... Continue Reading →

The Privileged Life: A Bump in the Road

“...count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.” James 1:2-3 As I pulled up to the traffic stop, it happened. The sickening screech of tires behind me. Then, the jolting thunk. I’d been rear-ended. Pretty hard. There’s always an initial shock in a car wreck. It took... Continue Reading →

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