One of the things I love about Ruth’s story is that it shows us how to defeat tribalism.
Here is a secret to the inner life: God seems to be most active in our lives when we are willing to work where we can.
We tend to forget what God has done when we’re convinced there’s something he should be doing.
If all elements of faith can be understood, it is no longer a faith in the Almighty.
But on the way, Naomi said to her two daughters-in-law, “Go back to your mothers’ homes…Then she kissed them good-bye, and they all broke down and wept. “No,” they said. “We want to go with you…But Naomi replied, “Why should you go on with… Continue Reading “God in a hug”
Then Naomi heard in Moab that the Lord had blessed his people in Judah by giving them good crops again. So Naomi and her daughters-in-law got ready to leave Moab to return to her homeland.With her two daughters-in-law she set out from the place… Continue Reading “Hints from God”
Sometimes our trust is only as strong as the comforts God provides.
Pairs of…animals, of birds and of all creatures that move along the ground,male and female, came to Noah and entered the ark… —Genesis 7:8-9 …animals…came to Noah and entered the ark… Have you ever wondered how this happened? Wild animals, from chipmunks to elephants,… Continue Reading “Calming Chaos”
Finally, I confessed all my sins to you and stopped trying to hide my guilt. I said to myself, “I will confess my rebellion to the Lord.” And you forgave me! All my guilt is gone. —Psalm 32:5 …trying to hide my guilt. When… Continue Reading “Guilty”
When I refused to confess my sin, my body wasted away, and I groaned all day long. Day and night your hand of discipline was heavy on me. My strength evaporated like water in the summer heat. (Psalm 32:3-4) When I refused to confess my sin…… Continue Reading “Confessing Sin”