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“And Jesus said to the woman, Your faith has saved you; go in peace.” Luke 7:50 Desperation. Anguish. Shame. Have you ever felt one of these? Perhaps you have experienced all three like I have. You see, I wasn’t raised in this Apostolic truth. Sure, I was made to go to Sunday School from time to time with my Grandparents, but it wasn’t consistent and it wasn’t because I wanted to. I eventually strayed from what I knew to be right and took my own path, one that would lead to depression, self-harm and misery. I felt worthless and completely…

“In whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.” (Colossians 1:14, NKJV) Everyone likes a good love story, and that’s what we find in the Old Testament Book of Ruth. It’s familiar to most of us, yet worth studying again. It’s only four chapters long and easily read at one sitting. Our story begins in Bethlehem, a small town just outside Jerusalem. Because of famine, an Israelite named Elimelech decides to take his wife, Naomi, and their two sons to Moab where things seemed better. Within a few years hopes for that better life grew dim and then…