Monthly Archives: August 2023

God’s Book and Bottle

You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book. (Psalms 56: 8 NLT) In times of our greatest need, God can appear to be distant. But he is always there. He is taking note of our sufferings, collecting our tears in […]

As It Happened

So Ruth went out to gather grain behind the harvesters. And as it happened, she found herself working in a field that belonged to Boaz, the relative of her father-in-law, Elimelech. Ruth 2:3 NLT   If Ruth had not found herself in Boaz’s field, as it happened, the whole story of Ruth would not have happened. […]

Jephthah’s Unwise Vow

And Jephthah made a vow to the Lord. He said, “If you give me victory over the Ammonites, I will give to the Lord whatever comes out of my house to meet me when I return in triumph. I will sacrifice it as a burnt offering.”  (Judges 11:30-31 NLT) It is undoubtedly true that we should […]