Thanks, Kyle, for responding to my blog yesterday. I don't know if the lack of responses to the subject of prayer speaks more about how few people read my blog or to how difficult a discipline prayer is. I prefer to think it is a lack of readership.
I don't know about you, but I think the toughest thing about prayer is distractions. That's no doubt why Jesus suggested going into one's "closet" to pray. It removes the distractions. I have loved times when I can be away from all that and just be with the Lord. I used to love to hunt for that reason. Sitting under a pine tree in East Texas on a cool Fall afternoon. Just me and the Lord -- those were special times.
One week from today is tax day. Fortunately, my tax preparers insist that I have my stuff in by mid-March. So, I submitted it in late February, and am now waiting for my refund. There are things I procrastinate about, but I must confess to finding humor in seeing lines at the post office at midnight on April 15.
Here is some late-breaking, shocking news: Rosie O'Donell was on GMA this morning. In her expert opinion, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama should run on the ticket together to (these are her words) "save our democracy."
She has written a childrens' book (I know you parents of little ones are lined up this morning for this one). Can you imagine what she must be like at home when she goes into one of those outbursts of anger? She and her lesbian lover are raising four children. She has made a fortune off of being on TV, and yet she does not allow her kids to watch it. There seems to be some irony there.
Who's next with a childrens' book? Howard Stern?
This is enough to get us all on our knees.