As this semester continues to creep by week by week, I find that this semester is 'heavy on the reading'. Between the Gospels, Confessions, Pastoral Care & Counseling and my Interfaith Emphasis class of Arab Awakening! I easily read 300 pages a week. And unfortunately, these readings are nothing like the Laura Ingalls Wilder books I read as a child! But, even with the intense class load and traveling home every other week to see Scott, I am disciplining myself to a Lenten practice: Weekly Bible Study and Daily Prayer. OK- that is two practices. While the prayer tends to be hit or miss, this past week at 7:30 each morning I found myself reading the assigned scripture, praying for myself, my prayer partner and others. And, each morning I pray that I continue to have the daily discipline for prayer. A wonderful tradition which I learned from my home congregation. May you too find a discipline which brings you ever more closely to God.