Category: Ruth

Boaz: a man of his word
November 7th, 2010

Ruth 3:7-18 Last week I talked about some elaborate marriage proposals. This week I found another one. A man arranged to be the bank mascot at a professional basketball game. His girlfriend thought she was randomly picked out of the crowd to be blindfolded and have to find the mascot on the basketball court in […]

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Ruth’s proposal
October 31st, 2010

Ruth 3:1-9 Marriage proposals can be quite elaborate. I read on the internet about one man who hired a production company to produce a movie trailer. He filled the movie theater with 160 close friends and came in late with his girlfriend so she would not recognize the others in the theater. There were a […]

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As It Happened
October 17th, 2010

Ruth 1:22-2:13 Your friend Bill has been an alcoholic for most of his adult life. He has lost job after job. He has lost his driver’s license. He has destroyed relationship after relationship. And then someone tells you he went to an AA meeting, Alcoholics Anonymous. That news is a glimmer of hope in a […]

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No Christian Superheroes
October 3rd, 2010

Ruth 1:6-14 If I asked you to name a hero of the Bible, who would you name? David who killed Goliath? Samson who gained victory over the Philistines? Abraham who is the father of our faith? Gideon who led Israel to victory over the Midianites? Deborah who led Israel to victory over the Canaanites? Samuel […]

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Fleeing Trouble
September 26th, 2010

Ruth 1:1-5 When I was four months in the womb, my mother’s father died. His name was Leon and so when I was born, she wanted me to be named Leon, in memory of her father. But I had two older sisters and my father wanted his son to be named after himself. He carried […]

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