Welcome to Ruth

Every Saturday for the next few months we will be posting a devotional study I wrote on the Biblical story of Ruth.

While studying this beautiful and timeless story, I couldn’t help but hear God’s words to me, His wisdom for my own story.  Early every morning as I gathered my study books, poured my tea, and cozied up in my big chair by the window, God spoke wisdom and hope and sometimes warnings.

I was alone in His presence, alone with Him.

And maybe that’s how you’ll delve into this story— being a full-on introvert, I understand.

But it is my hope that some of you will gather a few of your friends and go through this study together. There is just something about being on the same page with people who know us that compels us to dig a little deeper, to allow the Spirit to weave His beauty into the fabric of our everyday lives.

By being open and vulnerable we allow other women to speak gentle wisdom into our souls.

I have not included a list of fill-in-the-blank questions for you to answer. Instead, I would urge you to come to each study with just one question:

Lord, what are you saying to me?

Because that is the question that compels me to get up early every morning and delve into the Scriptures, searching for His words for me.

Because, you see, I believe with all my heart that…

He speaks in the silence.

From my heart,


PS: Will you let me know what you’re doing with this study? There is this fearful vulnerability about opening up my own early morning listening to women who might not hear what I heard. I’d love to know what the Father is speaking to you.

How To Use This Study

  1. Listen to the teaching. Click here to listen.
  2. Look up the Scriptures for Day One, chew on these verses, feast on His Word
  3. Read the short devotional
  4. For more background information, go to the next page and read the ETC

Note- Each of the 7 audio teachings are followed by 5 daily devotionals.

October 19, 2012
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4 comments... (add a comment)

  1. My dear friend sent me information about your site. I have just started a study in Ruth with 3 friends. It is by Max Lacado. I would love to listen to your study. May I start at the beginning?

    • Bobbie!
      That’s awesome! Yes, feel free to listen to all the RUTH teachings. You will find them under Archives. Find “Listen” and there you’ll find the whole series! There are 7 teachings total! Enjoy!

      • Thank you very much! I can’t thank you enough. I listened to the first one and am being so blessed. This is just what I needed to hear today. Diane has such wonderful insight. I am so grateful for the correction/nudge back on track.
        God Bless you

  2. Jenna Kaluza

    Thank you so much for making this series available! I am just starting and I see where I can listen to the weekly message but I’m having a hard time finding the weekly devotionals without scrolling to the bottom (or maybe that is the only way). Any help would be appreciated, thank you!

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