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The Privileged Life: Who’s on Your Rope?

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes....” Romans 1:16a The story was told, at our church’s missions conference yesterday, of an eye surgeon who traveled to a remote region in China to perform cataract surgeries. One of the surgeries restored the... Continue Reading →

The Privileged Life: Love that Lasts

“The Lord has appeared of old to me, saying: ‘Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love....’” (Jeremiah 31:3a) A few years ago, my beloved and I were roped into serving as contestants for a homemade version of “The Newlywed Game” in front of a crowd of friends.  Even though we’d been married nearly three decades at that point, we were... Continue Reading →

The Privileged Life: When It’s Time to Leave the Fence

“I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well.” (Psalm 139:14) Fences are good...as long as you’re on one side of them. Good fences, as poet Robert Frost quoted, “make good neighbors.”* They discourage trespassing, keep livestock enclosed, and even protect us from ourselves. Fences, however, were never meant... Continue Reading →

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