Dear Presby Family: Intervention in Despair
on March 1st, 2024
Have you ever been in a precarious position? What is the posture you assumed in those moments? Triumph?! Hopefulness?! Despair?! Have you ever viewed that precarious position as a picture of God’s grace? Probably not! If we’re anything like Jonah, we cried out in despair: “In my distress, I called to the Lord, and he answered me. From the deep in the realm of the dead, I called for help, and you l...  Read More
Dear Presby Family: Intervention On The Run
on February 26th, 2024
We love the story of a good hero; so much so that it’s spawned comics and, TV shows, and movies. For the past decade, the DC and Marvel empires have risen on the backs of many of these superhero blockbusters. Of course, as I once heard someone quip, “The problem with these movies is that everything is at stake, and nothing is at stake.” In other words, the whole world seems to be in peril, but the...  Read More
Dear Presby Family: Redeemed
on February 16th, 2024
The story of Ruth is one of the Bible’s great love stories. It overflows with kindness and compassion, and it highlights how God’s people experience His sovereignty and tender mercy as He works through the lives of His people. Just think about what we have seen:As Ruth had shown kindness to her mother-in-law Naomi, (Ruth 1:16-17), so Boaz - a close relative of Naomi - showed kindness to Ruth. Boaz...  Read More
Dear Presby Family: The Risk & The Provision Of Love
on February 9th, 2024
The word redeem means “to buy back.” For Boaz, this meant using his money to buy back a relative’s land and having a child with Ruth to preserve the family name of that relative.Like Ruth, Boaz is a person of noble character. As Ruth clung to Naomi out of respect for her mother-in-law and for the Lord, Boaz clung to the Word of God, recognizing that all honor and praise belong to the Lord. As this...  Read More
Dear Presby Family: The Hand Of Heaven
on February 2nd, 2024
As it turned out, she was working in a field belonging to Boaz, who was from the clan of Elimelek. Just then Boaz arrived from Bethlehem and greeted the harvesters, “The Lord be with you!” Ruth 2:3-4Have you ever had one of those times when you worked hard for something? Or when you had to ask someone else for help? It’s not always easy to ask for what we need; and hard work is, well, hard. And ev...  Read More
Dear Presby Family: When Life Gets Better
on January 26th, 2024
Have you ever had a famine in your life? Maybe not an actual famine, but a spiritual, emotional, physical, or relational one? Have you ever felt bitter? Have you ever felt so much sorrow that you just want to be alone? Or, have you ever seen people who believe that they would be better off if they were not around? Isolation can be a tool of Satan that leads to even more trouble and sorrow.Yet, can...  Read More