On Vocation

Gleaning with Ruth

There is a lot to be learned from Ruth 2. At first glance, there are always the agriculture similarities, and they are just too good not to expound on. But, I also think there is much to be applied when … more »

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Loving Your Neighbor 101

After years of barbarianism and violence in the Promised Land, we finally see a glimpse of hope in the Book of Ruth. If the world had more people like Ruth and Boaz, it might be a better place today.  Ruth … more »

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The Mission-field Next Door

Ever since my lower education, there has always been an emphasis on progression up the corporate ladder. The thinking being that all people desire to obtain the maximum amount of money and power available to them in life. This ambitious … more »

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Ruth In, Syrians Out

In and through the sheltering and kind presence of God, Ruth is given the grace to devote herself fully to work.  The scripture says, “So she came, and she has continued from early morning until now, except a short rest.” … more »

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Missio on the Tabernacle: Faithful, Not Successful

The clock will soon strike “lunchtime” on the final work day of the week. I’m racing to complete as much as I can before the natural tides of distraction come and sweep me away, causing me to shift gears to … more »

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Missio on the Tabernacle: A Buffet of Options

The first plate at a buffet is always a challenge. If all of my favorite foods are there, how can I fit everything on an 8-inch diameter plate? In one respect, it’s a great place to be, with so many … more »

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Missio on the Tabernacle: In the Details

Select ODBC External Database. Choose Manage Tab. Select SAE_808_VW. Export to Excel – Values Only. Remove Duplicates. Sort by Billing Amount. Refresh Data. Validate Batch. View Control Report Exceptions. These are some of the tedious, although at times strangely gratifying, … more »

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Missio on The Tabernacle: The Spiritual Gift of Creating Beauty

For my whole adult life, I have wrestled with having creative talents.  Some artists know with certainty, early on, what they were made to do.  They delight in the joy of creating just as surely as their creative Heavenly Father … more »

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Missio on The Tabernacle: Every Craftsmen

Everybody knows a Bezalel. And most folks want to be a Bezalel. Even if you don’t know what that means, it’s still a fact. Most of us thrive on recognition and affirmation. Or, we at least think we would if … more »

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Missio on Joseph: 20% Battery Life Remaining – Do You Want to Enter Low Power Mode?

The frantic blare of an air horn awakens me and welcomes me to Sunday morning.  The life of a youth worker at a church. 5:30 am, pray tell, how did you arrive so quickly? The 4 hours of sleep I … more »

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