Ruth is a little 4-chapter book sandwiched between the Old Testament books of Judges and First Samuel. It’s a tiny, insignificant story – a story without big characters, miracles, or battle victories.
In the story Naomi and her husband Elimelech left their home town of Bethlehem because of a serious famine, fleeing to Moab, southeast of Bethlehem. Their sons, Mahlon and Chilion, accompanied them – four people in the little party. After settling in Moab, their two sons married Moabite wives, Orpah and Ruth. Continue reading Three Approaches to Life
The Butterfly Effect is an idea that has been thought about and studied since the 1800’s by both scientists and science fiction writers. The Butterfly Effect describes a very small effect, such as a butterfly flapping its wings in one place, which in later developments causes a hurricane half way around the world.
People who study highway traffic patterns observe similar events. A car far ahead hits his brakes which radiates back though the column of cars behind him. What was once a fast-moving column of cars turns into a long line of red lights. What seems like a small thing has far-reaching consequences. Continue reading The Butterfly Effect