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The Privileged Life: The Perfect Hiding Place

“You are my hiding place; You shall preserve me from trouble; You shall surround me with songs of deliverance.” Psalm 32:7 Do you find yourself today wishing you could just run and hide? Are you looking for a safe place? My beloved and I just took our first-ever trip to Zion and Bryce Canyon national parks. The views were... Continue Reading →

The Privileged Life: When Your Travel Plans Change

“A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.” Proverbs 16:9 Like tightly-wound springs suddenly released, Americans are on the move—thanks to the COVID vaccines and easing of travel restrictions. Millions are hitting the road and flocking to the skies. Airports are crammed, national parks are overwhelmed, and interstate highways are buzzing—all with pent-up vacationers... Continue Reading →

The Privileged Life: Snakes in the Grass

“Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made.” Genesis 3:1a We have snakes. In our yard. Which is no surprise, in light of the considerable vole population (field mice) sharing the turf and pocking it with lots of little vole holes. Snakes are out there, in the grass and... Continue Reading →

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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