This is my morning workspace.
It happened again -- I picked up a Bible study I bought several months ago that I began but didn't really affect me much. Now is the time for it. Now, when I am in a different spot. Life has become before Maggie died and after Maggie died. There is a thick black line between those two time periods.
Before Maggie died I must not have needed this study.
After Maggie died I do.
It is called Ruth: Relationships that bring life. It is written by Ruth Haley Barton.
I want to share a quote she shares in the study along with her introduction.
She writes, "The story of Ruth . . . illustrates the truth that when we stay faithful to our own spiritual journey, we ourselves change and become the kind of people who can bring lift to others -- even in the midst of very challenging circumstances."
"God expressed His spirituality by entering into human relationships, by living and dying as one of us. He practiced the presence of people by becoming one Himself. So too each one of us must find a way to join the human race, casting off our separateness and throwing in our lot with others." Mike Mason
This is seen so much in scripture -- this truth is weaved in and out of God's word.
"And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth." John 1:14