‘Stepping Up Again and Again…’ with Michelle Heather

I met Michelle two years ago when we were introduced to the pastoral team of the church we were about to take on as Campus Pastors. Michelle is a pastor so its hard to believe that she has only been a Christian for 6 years. It is easy to watch her leading worship or pastoring … Continue reading ‘Stepping Up Again and Again…’ with Michelle Heather

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I Am Who He Says I Am

I was six when I joined the others at Sakeji School in Zambia, central Africa a long way from home, My excitement had dissipated within a few short hours of arriving and by the end of the second week, I had finally stopped crying myself to sleep. At first I went to the house next … Continue reading I Am Who He Says I Am

Ruth 4:1-6 Boaz Stands in Ruth’s Place

“Meanwhile Boaz went up to the town gate and sat down there just as the guardian-redeemer he had mentioned came along. Boaz said, “Come over here, my friend, and sit down.” So he went over and sat down. Boaz took ten of the elders of the town and said, “Sit here,” and they did so. … Continue reading Ruth 4:1-6 Boaz Stands in Ruth’s Place

Ruth 4 From Empty to Full

The town women said to Naomi, “Blessed be GOD! He didn’t leave you without family to carry on your life. May this baby grow up to be famous in Israel! He’ll make you young again! He’ll take care of you in old age. And this daughter-in-law who has brought him into the world and loves … Continue reading Ruth 4 From Empty to Full

Ruth 4:1 The City Gate

Boaz went to the town gate and took a seat there. Just then the family redeemer he had mentioned came by, so Boaz called out to him, “Come over here and sit down, friend. I want to talk to you.” So they sat down together.” Ruth 4:1 NLT The town gate / the city gate... … Continue reading Ruth 4:1 The City Gate

Ruth 4  The Nameless Man Appears in My Own Story

Note the nameless man... ' The man' who relinquishes his responsibility to redeem Elimilech's land and Ruth is nameless.  This is a book full of names.  When I first started in this book I spent so long sitting in the first chapter because the names are so rich with meaning.  As a reader, looking for … Continue reading Ruth 4  The Nameless Man Appears in My Own Story

Ruth 4:8 When Doubt Creeps In

I wonder, if years after Ruth married Boaz and had had her son, how often, as the years went by, did she mull over this story with a sense of wonder at how God brings things to pass? There have been several times over the past few days where I have felt seeds of doubt … Continue reading Ruth 4:8 When Doubt Creeps In

Ruth 3:18 Teaching A ‘Daughter’ to Use Her Sword.

A couple of years back I saw a look in my daughters face I have seen and sensed many times since. As often happens with me, what I read in Ruith 3:18 helps me see with eyes of faith, a situation that my girl will face often because I have faced it and so will … Continue reading Ruth 3:18 Teaching A ‘Daughter’ to Use Her Sword.