"Look," Naomi said, "your sister-in-law has gone back to her people and her gods;" Ruth 1:15 I realize you don't know much about me, yet please hold your judgement until you've heard my story. No one came back to ask, so it is not written. But it seemed right to share with you now. There … Continue reading Orpah: My Story
Al Jarreau sings a song titled, “You Don’t See Me.” The first few lines are, “You don’t see me when I’m trying to do right, maybe you can see me now.” Those lines come to mind when I see rioting and burning buildings. I once thought that didn’t make sense. The people whose stores were … Continue reading Peace Like a River
This semester we will be writing on words of the Spirit each week and will begin each week with a Word & Worship inspired by the Word of the Week. We hope you join us each day and enjoy the messages God has laid upon our hearts to share with you. This week's word is … Continue reading Word & Worship – Mercy
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?
The house is radiant and welcoming. The rich, oaken floors have been immaculately polished by hand, emitting a fresh citrus aroma that makes you feel right at home. Every window in every room glistens, making the vibrant verdant forest and crystal blue skies beyond appear most alluring, more like picturesque paintings specially crafted to enhance … Continue reading All Dressed Up With Nowhere to Go
A few years back I tried to encourage a friend through text, "Don't be Orpah. Don't turn back now!" And of course she thought the auto correct had failed to change my speedy texting skills to Oprah. Later she confessed that she had no idea why I had used Oprah as an encouragement to stick to her commitment. … Continue reading Orpah Not Oprah
At this they wept again. Then Orpah kissed her mother-in-law good-by, but Ruth clung to her. “Look”, said Naomi, “your sister-in-law is going back to her people and her gods. Go back with her.” Ruth 1:14-15 Both Orpah and Ruth made the initial decision to leave Moab. Whether it was because they had seen Godly … Continue reading The Way of the World