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A Father's Prayer

Manoah was the father of Samson, a warrior-judge of Israel. An angel reported to Manoah’s wife they would have a son who was to “be a Nazirite, set apart to God from birth, and he will begin the deliverance of Israel…” (Judges 13:5) Being set apart to God included the child not drinking “wine or fermented drink” or eating “anything unclean” from birth. Nor were they to use a razor on his head. This was to be a special boy, and Manoah had never been a father before.Manoah wanted help with God’s plan. Like a good father who is responsible for the spiritual, physical, emotional, and intellectual development of his children, Manoah’s first prayer was “O Lord, I beg you, let the man of God you sent to us come again to teach us how to bring up the boy who is to be born.” [Judges 13:8] He wanted instruction on how to raise his son. Visitation by an angel was one thing. Parenting a boy set apart for God was something completely different. Manoah’s prayer is that of every potential parent. (An…

Captin America

A friend emailed me the link to this entry on the opinion blog in the Dallas Morning News.

The writer tells the story of how Roger Staubach gave up his seat in first class to a returning Army female who had lost her leg to sit in her assigned seat in coach.

Read the short story here,

and you will agree with the writer (and me) that "Roger Staubach is still Captain America."

[I can't verify the story, but I pray it is true. I need a hero today.]