Reading for Lent

Lent has turned into a time of reading.  I know many pastors are avid readers…I’m not.  I’m slow, tedious and hard to please.  I have started many-a-book that I never finished, including books I was enjoying.  My favorite book of all time, A Prayer for Owen Meany, I began 3 times before completing.  I guess I have a shorter attention span and/or I crave immediacy, … Continue reading Reading for Lent

The Second Day of Lent

Rain.  Gray.  Rivers rising.  Mud everywhere.  Vitamin-D low.  Worries high.  A typical Thursday. Samuel–Son of Hannah, Man of God Samuel is God’s reward to Hannah for her prayers.  Then she gives him up to the Temple.  Before taking him to the Temple, Hannah has time one-on-one with Samuel, her first son, evidence that God heard her prayer.  She retains him in the home until he … Continue reading The Second Day of Lent