“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11 There's so much of my own story in the few pages of Ruth. I have been so blessed to be on the receiving end of both Naomi's & Ruth's … Continue reading Berith Merea
I have written my story a couple of times for Breath on Paper and then edited and rewritten it in an effort to get it more concise. But my story is almost identical to Ruth's. And if yours isn't the same, it can be. I was trying to do right, making the best of the … Continue reading Ask God to Show Her to You
I thought about Ruth, I began to wonder what would make her, unlike Orpah, stay with Naomi. Steeped in her own pain and unfulfilled dreams, after the loss of her husband, Ruth was still “all in” when it came to sticking with her mother-in-law. What would make her willing to leave Moab, where they served the … Continue reading What Made Her Do It?
I so hope when God calls, I'll be as willing to leave everything behind, and follow Him, even through the mud and grime.
But Ruth replied, “Don’t urge me to leave you or turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. Where you die I will die and there I will be buried.” - Ruth 1:16:17 Her name … Continue reading A Willing Heart
For years I've had compassion for Orpah, choosing to believe it was out of obedience to Naomi that she decided to go back to Moab at Naomi's prompting, despite her love for her mother-in-law. Because the scriptures don't give us the rest of her story, I so wanted to believe that Orpah returned, still with … Continue reading The Other Daughter-In-Law
I have embarked upon the greatest adventure, the most passionate romance, ever known to mankind. Look around you and you will see a whole crowd of people desperately searching for wholeness, desiring to be intimately known and unconditionally loved. I’ve been there. Maybe you have, too. Let these words from Psalms 23:6 wash over you, … Continue reading Introducing BoP’s Newest Writers ~ Rebecca Ryan