Just like Naomi and her family, there was a season in my life when I made some poor choices. I was a newly wed and out from under my parents rule for the first time and experiencing freedoms that were never afforded when I lived at home. After all, I was a grown up now and … Continue reading Seasons Change
I love the book of Ruth. This short little gem, tucked neatly among the great historical books, is so rich in what's actually some of the most pivotal points in christian history and full of deep revelation. What treasure these pages hold for those who don't overlook it by just skimming through, as I easily did … Continue reading Journey
Breath on Paper small group is taking a break between semesters. We'll be back June 12th. Bitterness! Oh what a loaded word! When I hear it, no matter the context, it gives me a twinge of anxiety and causes my mind to wander to different crevices of my heart. Some of these filled long ago, … Continue reading Bitterness Can Destroy, Even A Princess
Years ago a young man chose to do drugs and get in his car and drive. During his drive he struck the car of some dear friends of mine, costing the life of one friend and injuring two others. This young man’s choice sent him to prison and affected so many with grief and pain. … Continue reading Choosing To Forgive
Bitterness! Oh what a loaded word! When I hear it, no matter the context, it gives me a twinge of anxiety and causes my mind to wander to different crevices of my heart. Some of these filled long ago, but others still very tender, even today. It’s in those tender places that I can feel … Continue reading Bitterness Can Destroy, Even a Princess!
So David went to bring up the ark of God from the house of Obed-Edom to the City of David with rejoicing. When those who were carrying the ark of the Lord had taken six steps, he sacrificed a bull and a fattened calf. Wearing a linen ephod, David was dancing before the Lord … Continue reading What’s Keeping You From Dancing?
“Don’t call me Naomi, “she responded. “Instead call me Mara, for the Almighty has made life very bitter for me. I went away full, but the Lord has brought me home empty. Why call me Naomi when the Lord has caused me to suffer and the Almighty has sent such tragedy upon me?” –Ruth 1:20-21 … Continue reading Pity Party for One