3 Ways I Share in the Pastor’s Study

Megan Hill | February 5, 2016

My husband and I have a running joke. When the milk puddles on the kitchen floor, or the laundry baskets explode in the family room, or the kids start leaping from the light fixtures, he eyes the door and calmly says: “Well, I’m just going to go to my office to pray and study the Bible now.” 

Typically, I respond by throwing a pair of just-matched socks at him. 

Like many Christians, I’d dearly love more opportunities to pray and study. I’d love to read more commentaries, listen to more sermons and lectures, fill the gaps in my knowledge of church history and systematic theology. 

And my husband has more time for studying than I do. As a pastor, it’s his job. 

Of course, I often fail to make use of the opportunities I do get. I have umpteen Bibles in my house and on my screens, I have joint ownership of and full access to a theological library of 5,000 volumes, and if I spend more time watching Netflix than praying, it’s no one’s fault but my own. 

But on a rainy Tuesday morning, when I’m folding laundry or commuting to work, he must study. And over the last 12 years…

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