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The Best Way to Ignore the People Around You

Ruth and Boaz are both noble people, no matter what. ...

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The Gift of Being an Abrupt Surprise

Sometimes doing the right thing is an abrupt surprise to the people around us. ...

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On Being Bossy and Risk-Taking (Not Necessarily in That Order)

Naomi gives Ruth a crazy set of instructions, Ruth rolls with it. ...

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Community, In Spite of Comfort

When the church is working well, we're family for each other. The ancient church had to be family for one another because of their level of persecution....

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Avoiding HGTV Delayed Repair

Sometimes we settle. Naomi pushes Ruth to not to. ...

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Got a Bitter Person In Your Life? Try This...

Naomi utters her first positive words in Ruth on the other side of Ruth's interaction with Boaz, as both Ruth and Boaz do courageous things that bless others. ...

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One Step to Make the Economy Roar

Participate in the blessing economy by crossing a typical social boundary or barrier. ...

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One Thing to (Re)Create A Great Culture

God has positioned us to bless others...

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As It Turns Out, God's At Work

God's at work, even in our darkest times. ...

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Monday Strong and Courageous

Faced with all sorts of uncertainty, Ruth takes a small courageous step of faith. God's Spirit makes us strong to do the same kind of work....

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What If This Was the Cure to What Ails Us?

Kinship that has morphed into friendship is demonstrated by Ruth's commitment to Naomi. ...

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When God Seems Out To Get You

God sometimes seems out to get us. Naomi and Ruth's story shows us that's not true...and we have to fight for what is....

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Grace, Even in the Darkest Hours

God's grace is available to us, even in difficult times. Sometimes we just have to slow down long enough to receive it....

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What Do You Do When You're "Without?"

What we do when our life feels mostly like we're "without" is something we can learn from. ...

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Fighting for God's Goodness, Even When Life Stinks

The book of Ruth opens up with all kinds of heartache. God is still at work, even though it doesn't look like it. ...

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Your Life, Built Right

In a sober warning to the religious leaders, Jesus warns that they will break apart on him as they continue to refuse to recognize him and receive his words. ...

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Three Things to do With Warnings in the Bible

There are lots of warning passages in the Scriptures, how do we receive them as a gift of grace rather than frown upon them as judgmental and angry? ...

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The Good News of Your Inheritance (No Violence Necessary)

The Father and the Son are devoted to sharing their inheritance with you....

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The Problem of Ignoring God's Voice

Israel ignored God's warnings, killing the prophets. We do the same thing. ...

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On Not Being Thomas Jefferson with Jesus

If we stick with Jesus long enough, we'll bump up against something that's hard for us. Stick with it, it's worth it. ...

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How to Justify Your Existence

We all want to be justified on some level. Let God's justification of us carry the day!...

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