Hey friends, how are you today? Today, in my neck of the woods is a cloudy, dreary, day. Yesterday’s sunshine and blue skies and warm weather is most certainly in the past. Today we will have to make do with the cold and snow. Did I tell you that we’ve been inundated with snow for the past week? I tried to take the snow off the car and my life flashed before my eyes.
For a minute, there existed the possibility that the mountain of snow on top of the car would fall and bury me beneath the weight. I was afraid no one would find my body until spring. Needless to say, I left that job for the taller people in the family. Sorry, I just couldn’t take the risk, I like life. How’s the weather in your neck of the woods?
This week I’ve been studying Hannah. Ladies, what do you think went through Hannah’s mind when Elkanah said this to her?
And men, what would be going through a man’s mind to say something like that to a woman? Mind you, this woman has been taunted and mocked and ridiculed by the second wife, who has children. Was he ignorant of the fact that this precious and loved wife of his was belittled and humiliated by the ‘other woman? Perhaps he believed his love was enough for her? Well… I must admit I admired Hannah’s response, I’m not sure it would have been mine. This truly is a fascinating story, go ahead… read it for yourself. Write your thoughts in the comment section below.
Anyway, I decided to enjoy some retail therapy, which always brings me pleasure. This is especially needed in times like these, not that I need an excuse to shop, but there you have it. I went with my thrift buddy, my second born, the first-born hates thrifting; she is her father’s child, she waits for me for me in the car, just like her dad. But hey… we do what we must.
Before you leave, check out the last two blog posts This is love and JANUARY FAVORITES, Have you read I Samuel? What did you think of Elkanah’s and Hannah’s answers to the same problem? What’s the weather like in your neck of the woods? Do you like shopping?