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The Privileged Life: Cicada Song and Coronavirus

“The Lord will command His lovingkindness in the daytime, and in the night His song shall be with me—a prayer to the God of my life.” Psalm 42:8 As I write this, the late-summer sun drizzles its last rays down a glassy goblet of sky behind darkened trees. Up swells the concerto of nocturnal creatures beyond my screen door—birdsong, froggy ribbits, and canine... Continue Reading →

The Privileged Life: Magnolias

“And the earth brought forth grass, the herb that yields seed according to its kind, and the tree that yields fruit, whose seed is in itself according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.” Genesis 1:12 Magnolia. The very word drips off the tongue like sorghum molasses on hot cornbread. It reeks of characters in Tennessee Williams plays, and it dredges... Continue Reading →

The Privileged Life: Trailside Charcuterie

“You crown the year with Your goodness, and Your paths drip with abundance.” Psalm 65:11 Our 31st wedding anniversary was last week…another milestone that, during COVID times, called for a creative celebration. We decided our “anniversary date” would be a Sunday afternoon hike along the Appalachian Trail to a scenic overlook called High Rocks.  We have been extraordinarily... Continue Reading →

The Privileged Life: Pandemic Survival for Nonprofits

A Guest Blog with Rebecca Henderson The coronavirus pandemic has put incredible stress on our health, our healthcare system, education, small businesses, families, our economy, and politics. But there’s another entity somewhat neglected in the current crisis—nonprofits. These include charities, professional associations, NGOs (non-governmental organizations), clubs, environmental groups, political action committees, and other community benefit... Continue Reading →

The Privileged Life: Finding the Lost

“Or what woman, having ten silver coins, if she loses one coin, does not light a lamp, sweep the house, and search carefully until she finds it? And when she has found it, she calls her friends and neighbors together, saying, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found the piece which I lost!’ Likewise, I say to you, there is joy in the... Continue Reading →

The Privileged Life: A Pie-Worthy Day

“You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”Psalm 16:11 My husband, Mark, celebrated 25 years at his office last week. That’s a remarkable accomplishment these days, to stay in one workplace for a quarter of a century. Mark brings such a compassionate spirit, diligence, and thoughtfulness... Continue Reading →

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