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Rev. Steven Houck

Rev. Steven Houck, the son of Merton Hilmer Houck and Jessie Elizabeth Houck, was born on January 31, 1948. His mother’s maiden name was Line. He was born in Cloquet, Minnesota, and grew up in Cromwell, Minnesota, which is a country town about 40 miles west of Duluth, Minnesota. As he was growing up, Rev. […]

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Hannah’s Prayer for Motherhood

Dear Rev. Houck: We are writing regarding your article entitled, “Hannah’s Prayer for Motherhood” found in the May issue of the Beacon Lights. We question the spiritual encour­agement it has for those who are kept, by God’s will, from having children. We feel there is little comfort in this article for those who have been […]

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Hannah’s Prayer for Motherhood

Hannah was very upset. Elkanah, Peninnah, and the children, however, were all enjoying the sacrificial meal. They had all gone to Shiloh “to worship and to sacrifice unto the Lord.” (I Sam. 1:1-18). It was a time of rejoicing and festivity. But Hannah was not happy. Elkanah had always been a very loving husband to […]

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