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Day 269/Book of Ruth

Sunday, September 27, 2015

emoticon Okay, I'm missing something. I'd never read the book of Ruth before, and my women's group is doing an 8 week study on it. The first week our homework was to read the book of Ruth and answer some questions about it. I don't get what all they hype is about. I must have missed something. I read it again, I still don't get it. The questions are like "what does the book of Ruth mean personally, for you" and my answer is I have no idea. I guess I just don't get the book of Ruth at all. I'm sure it has wonderful meaning, but I just don't get it. And spending 8 weeks on a 4 chapter book.... is going to be interesting. If I'm missing something obvious, please tell me.

emoticon I'm down a pound, woohoo! I hope this weight that I had already lost comes off quickly so I can get back to where I was and go from there!

emoticon We went to Pappadeaux last night. OMG yum! I had the oysters on the half shell, and Mahi Alexander with dirty rice. We don't go there often, but oh my is it worth the wait! I did talk with DH about this and that was our eating out night for the month of October. I told him I don't want to go out to eat again for a long while, as long as my challenges last at least. And especially no fast food, no drive thru's. His response was that he needs taco's (he's been on a taco bell kick, yuck). So I told him I will make him homemade tacos with real, homemade tortillas and all the works. It's something I can make with just a few hours notice (the dough has to chill for at least 30 minutes). He agreed. Thank goodness! He's the one that will call on his way home from work and ask what I want him to bring home for dinner. He's agreed not to do that, even on days when he does not feel like cooking.

emoticon I got up extra early today (and promptly fell back asleep) so that I can work out before church. I'm going to still try to get in a work out, even though I slept later than I wanted to. I'm going to do a quick 30 minutes on the WiiFit and then later today try to get a walk and strength training in. I didn't get all of my Jumping Jacks in yesterday, my calf is still sore from that leg cramp and it keeps feeling like it's going to cramp again. I just hope I can make it through my morning workout.

emoticon I'm probably going to be going to church w/out DH. He came to bed about 3 AM this morning. But that means I can get a coffee on the way to church and not worry about whether he wants to leave early enough or not.

Wish me luck at my women's group, I'm thinking I'm probably going to be the only one that does not 'get' the book of Ruth. And it's a discussion group. And I have nothing to say. Coffee, I need more coffee....
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    Looks like LINTPICKER did a great job of explaining the book of Ruth. I love Ruth's story, it is so sweet. Homemade food is so much better than going out. I love tacos, but haven't mastered homemade tortillas yet. I hope you have fun in your women's group.
    1650 days ago
    She was a stranger in a foreign land, a gentile not a Jew. She followed her mother-in-law because Naomi exhibited a faith in the Lord that Ruth must have seen and valued. If we value the Lord, we too will be strangers in this world. We learn to trust God through all circumstances. God demonstrates through them that he will take care of us. God provided a kinsman redeemer to become Ruth's husband. Jesus has done the same for us, he is our kinsman redeemer, paying the price for us. Boaz was older than Ruth, but he gives her a son that becomes Naomi's and gives Naomi a male heir. This child is also in the lineage of Christ.

    a short summary, but you get the gist
    1650 days ago
  • LINDA!
    I remember teaching a Sunday School class and the subject was Ruth, many years ago. I cannot say that I remember everything but I remember the inspiration of Ruth. I hope that you enjoy the women's group.
    1650 days ago
    I hope that you got enough coffee! I have mornings like that too! Have a great day!
    1650 days ago
  • SILVER1369
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  • PICKIE98
    IT has been awhile for me reading that book, BUT it impacted me.. IT shows(intentionally or not) how strong a woman Ruth is, how she influences other woman as well as men. SHe does what a woman was supposed to do, but has herself. She travels, is at home anywhere , but knows how to adapt anywhere too. It is such a small book of the Bible, but I was thrilled to read about her instead of all men. For her time, Ruth was a woman who knew herself, her place in society, her values. She influenced her female relatives,, I will have to re-read it.. I love that Book!
    1651 days ago
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