The Privileged Life: Where Is Your “Castle”?

“I will say of the Lord, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress; my God, in Him I will trust.’” Psalm 91:2 It’s the nouveau rage on video and in blogs—the renovation of French chateaux and other castles.  Programs like “The Chateau Diaries” and “Escape to the Chateau” give viewers a peek into the lives of everyday folks trying to restore vintage... Continue Reading →

The Privileged Life: The Angels of Easter

“And behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat on it.” Matthew 28:2 Out of my hundred or so cookie cutters (yes, I love baking cookies), there are a few angels. When I sorted the collection several years ago according to... Continue Reading →

The Privileged Life: Below the Beach

“For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead….” Romans 1:20 Last week, I walked on the beach…on a cloudy 50-degree day, with a brisk wind at my back. No sunbathers, no little kids chasing waves…just others bundled up as I was,... Continue Reading →

The Privileged Life: Planting Seeds of Life

“And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.” Galatians 6:9 This Saturday, March 20, is the vernal equinox…more commonly regarded as the first day of spring.  Anyone ready to celebrate?!? I am. I’m pumped by declining pandemic statistics (thank you, vaccine... Continue Reading →

The Privileged Life: Hitting the Pause Button

“He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul.” Psalm 23:2-3a If you’re a writer, you know the pressure…you’re constantly being pushed to write by writing coaches. If you’re not writing, they say, you should be. Yet right now among my writer friends, I know three who are... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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