Hannah, Her Husband, and Her Priest

It happens so often these days that when I read a narrative in the Old Testament or the Gospels or Acts, some detail or dynamic I had never considered before jumps right off the page. This time it happened in the story of Hannah in 1 Samuel 1. Usually we only focus on Hannah’s grief,Continue reading “Hannah, Her Husband, and Her Priest”

Confession and the Pure in Heart

I’m so grateful that God gave us a way to stay forgiven, clean, pure, and righteous. It’s called confession. It’s ironic that what often causes the most trouble in our lives and relationships also serves as the mechanism for healing and release. It is the words we speak, our confession to God and to thoseContinue reading “Confession and the Pure in Heart”