Bible study // thoughts on the book of Ruth

Chapter 1 Verse 1: "...a man from Bethlehem in Judah" They were in Bethlehem! As in the Bethlehem of David and Jesus? One thing I've learned from the NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible is that there was apparently more than one Bethlehem in Israel, but I really hope it's the same one. Verse 3: "Now… Continue reading Bible study // thoughts on the book of Ruth

Stories from summer camp (vol. II)

I mentioned in last week's postscript that I would be at summer camp that day. Before I went, I thought about doing a summer camp stories post like I did last year but didn't really think it was going to happen. And then camp happened, like it always does, and there were unexpected moments, like… Continue reading Stories from summer camp (vol. II)

When I’m asked what I want to be when I grow up

The question "What do you want to be when you grow up?" used to be asked by adults as a bad ice-breaker, but now I'm at the age when it's turning into (if it hasn't already) a question that they're actually expecting an answer from. At this point, how I respond to that question usually… Continue reading When I’m asked what I want to be when I grow up