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Developing Character with Ruth

»Posted by on Feb 11, 2014 in character development | 0 comments

Developing Character with Ruth

What do you spend your time thinking about? Where does your mind wander? What are the predominant emotions that flavor your days? The Bible is replete with stories of individuals who changed their destiny because they changed their thinking. Developing character with Ruth, we see how she was encouraged by Naomi, her mother-in-law, to return to her mother’s house after the death of her husband, but refused and stuck with Naomi instead: But Ruth said, “Do not urge me to leave you or to return from following after you. For where you go I will go, and where you lodge I will lodge. Your people shall be my people, and your God my God. Where you die I will die, and there will I be buried. May the LORD do so to me and more also if anything but death parts me from...

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Character Development with Job

»Posted by on Oct 15, 2013 in character development | 0 comments

Character Development with Job

What do YOU use to help you get through trials and tribulations? Personally, I have had some huge trials in my life that took years to resolve. I have used a variety of techniques to help me with character development as I went through those situations. One in particular that provided perhaps the best insight was reflecting on the story of Job. In the beginning of the book of Job, God says, “Have you considered my servant, Job?” I hear pride in the tone of God’s voice, and the desire to point Job out as exceptional. Essentially, the response is, “You have him so well protected!” God seems to take this as a personal challenge; apparently, He really believes in Job and feels that he will stand up to whatever comes his way. God takes up the...

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