The book of Ruth–a story for our times

When was the last time you read the little four-chapter, Old Testament book of Ruth? If it has been a while since you have read Ruth’s story, pick it up and read it again. You will find that it is a book for our times that speaks to us on multiple levels. However, before you […]

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Are we actually protected?

Are we actually protected when we put our trust in God? One of the promises that Christianity asserts is that when a person places his or her trust in God, God will watch over them and protect them. God will be their defender and their fortress against life’s storms. This protective language shows up all […]

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tragedy and monotony: two killers

There are two things that happen in all of our lives that can become obstacles to faith. All humans face times of tragedy and monotony, crisis and boredom. And both the tragic and the monotonous times can be great barriers to faith. Surprisingly, even though tragedies sound far more sinister and hazardous to faith, people […]

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Living among lions…now what?

When David was hiding inside a cave from King Saul, he penned these plaintive words: “I am in the midst of lions; I am forced to dwell among ravenous beasts…” (Psalm 57:4) Can you relate to David? Have you ever wanted to hide inside a cave? Have you ever felt pursued by King Saul, or […]

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Living among lions…now what?

When David was hiding inside a cave from king Saul, he penned these plaintive words: “I am in the midst of lions; I am forced to dwell among ravenous beasts.” Can you relate to David? Have you ever wanted to hide inside a cave? Have you ever felt pursued by King Saul, or surrounded by […]

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