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 →

The Privileged Life: Moms Who Pray

“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing,in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18) Prayer is a huge privilege for me...especially when I share prayer time with friends. This week, I joined my praying-mom friends seated around a porch table in the presence of our King, Jesus. After... Continue Reading →

The Privileged Life: A Normal Day…with a Mouse in the House

“I am the Lord, and there is no other; I form the light and create darkness, I make peace and create calamity; I, the Lord, do all these things.” (Isaiah 45:6b-7) We’ve discovered an intruder in our house—the four-legged variety that likes cheese and chaos. This is no ordinary field mouse, however. This one has had ninja training. Despite our best efforts to ensnare it overnight, it... Continue Reading →

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