Saturday, October 24, 2009

Meet Ruth and Find a Free QP

Meet Ruth ...

I guess I have been divinely inspired to continue with a series about women of the Bible. Their stories fascinate me. This time around we are going with the book of Ruth.

Ruth was a woman who was widowed at a young age. Her mother-in-law, Naomi, was also widowed. Naomi lost her husband and her two sons. Some time after these losses, Naomi decides to head back to the country she was from. Even though she tells her daughter-in-laws to return to their families, Ruth moves forward with her. She is very dedicated to helping her mother-in-law, even though she is leaving everything she knows behind. In this new land, Ruth is socially considered at the bottom of the ladder. They are not very receptive to foreigners. She goes out to beg farmers to let her work in the fields behind their paid workers just so she can gather anything they drop for her and her mother-in-law to eat. This is dangerous considering she is a woman alone and a foreigner. She comes to the fields of Boaz. He has heard much about her already and is very kind to her. He loves the character that she shows even in the position she is in. He lets her work behind her crew, tells them to leave extra for her and tells the men to leave her alone.

Through the season she works for him. Naomi tells Ruth about Boaz and the wonderful man that he is. She directs Ruth to be bold and ask Boaz to be her kinsman redeemer" (you may have to look that one up if you are unsure of what that means!) He is pleased and figures out how to work this out immediately. They are married shortly after this and have a son named Obed.

All the people who thought little of Ruth in the beginning of the story, fall in love with her and tell Naomi that she is better than seven sons!!

I felt like Ruth was a little more down to earth than Esther. I chose the earthy grunge feel for her. It turned out to be a beautiful kit. I hope she would be proud!! Here is it...

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Find it at Scrap it Sassy and Just Digilightful.

Plus, if you leave a comment here, telling me which woman of the Bible should come next, I will pick someone to get the kit for free!!

Here are some Layouts from marnie...

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and one from me...

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and enjoy this free QP..

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download here

3 comments:

  1. Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 24 Oct [LA 05:00pm, NY 07:00pm] - 25 Oct [UK 12:00am, OZ 11:00am] ).

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  2. Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 4 post on Oct. 25, 2009. Thanks again.

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  3. What a beautiful kit! One of my favorite women in the bible was Sarah. I can't imagine having to wait so long to have child. And the joy she must have felt when she finally became a mother!

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