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  • The Privileged Life: A Deep Dive Into Jesus’ Love

    The Privileged Life: A Deep Dive Into Jesus’ Love

    “In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son….” (1 John 4:10a) When I was young and took swimming lessons, I was terrified of the 12-foot-deep end of the pool…especially the creepy drain at the bottom. Going down just to touch my feet to the bottom put […]

  • The Privileged Life: The Decision to Give Thanks

    The Privileged Life: The Decision to Give Thanks

    “Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving.” (Colossians 4:2) A pall casts a shadow over the holiday lights this year for me. I lost one of my dear friends a couple of weeks ago, to the ravages of an aggressive brain tumor. Her untimely death has left a huge hole in our community and […]

  • The Privileged Life: The Goodness of the Lord in Confusing Times

    The Privileged Life: The Goodness of the Lord in Confusing Times

    “To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven.” Ecclesiastes 3:1 Decades ago—before cellphones, the internet, and automatic timepieces—my great-aunt Lizzy invited me to join her on fall cruise along the Tennessee River, to view the beautiful colors of changing leaves. I hopped in my car and headed out in plenty of time to reach […]

  • The Privileged Life: Listen to the “Good Voice”

    The Privileged Life: Listen to the “Good Voice”

    “Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God.” 1 Corinthians 2:12 You’ve heard those voices in your head, haven’t you? The sinister ones who whisper awful things? Things like…. “You’re an […]

  • The Privileged Life: Three Ways to Redeem Halloween for Christ

    The Privileged Life: Three Ways to Redeem Halloween for Christ

    “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:16 Halloween…is not my cup of apple cider. Give me pumpkins, fall festivals, corn mazes, leaf-peeking, sunflowers, and bright blue skies. All the morbid stuff of skeletons, bats, and vampires? Sorry, not interested. Not […]