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The Privileged Life: America 1943 and 2020

“For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen.” 2 Corinthians 4:17-18a We’ve seen a lot of comparison between the coronavirus outbreak and the dreadful Spanish... Continue Reading →

The Privileged Life: The Blessing of Small Tasks

“Walk as children of light (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth)….See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time….” Ephesians 5:8b-9,15-16a When I started this blog a year ago, my objective was to draw attention to gifts from God we often take for granted—to cultivate gratitude for... Continue Reading →

The Privileged Life: The Healing Power of Words

“Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the bones.” Proverbs 16:24 Lots of new words are floating around right now: coronavirus, pandemic, social distancing, PPEs (personal protective equipment), N95 masks, lockdown, etc. They’re peppering our thoughts, the media, and personal conversation. Seems we can’t talk about anything else! We’re all under significant stress... Continue Reading →

The Privileged Life: 14 Ways to Conquer Cabin Fever

An old Appalachian cabin that belonged to my great-great-great grandparents.... “Wait on the Lord; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; wait, I say, on the Lord!” Psalm 27:14             The telltale signs of coronavirus: dry cough, fatigue, high fever, cabin fever….              In the midst of anxiety over coronavirus and consequences of the shutdown, we’re also dealing... Continue Reading →

The Privileged Life: From Fear Into Faith

The toilet paper aisle at Walmart “But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us. We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed….For all things are for your sakes, that grace, having spread through the many,... Continue Reading →

The Privileged Life: Handwritten Letters

“Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith. See with what large letters I have written to you with my own hand!” Galatians 6:10-11 When was the last time you wrote a handwritten letter or note? In our digital world, we communicate now much... Continue Reading →

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