Archive for March 26, 2007

Oh, For the Love of Coffee!   7 comments

 

Stopping by Starbucks on a Monday Evening

By Lana Giacumakis

 

Whose latte is this? I think I know.

He’s over reading the paper though.

He did not hear the barista call

To collect his frothy cup of joe.

 

My little habit must seem queer

To those without a Starbucks near.

Between the beans and how they’re ground,

The richest flavor does appear.

 

The barista knows just what to make.

Rarely is there a mistake.

The other customers would agree,

Starbucks coffee is hard to fake.

 

The first sip lovely, dark and deep.

But, I have appointments to keep.

And hours to go before I’ll sleep.

And hours to go before I’ll sleep.

 

Now, hop on over to the Simple and the Ordinary for more Poetry and if you have poetry to share, please do!

Posted March 26, 2007 by Lana G! in Coffee, Life, Poetry

Ruth – Part 3 – Under His Wings   3 comments

Today we’ll continue in Ruth 2.  I want to share with you the way I like to do my Bible Studies.  I have the entire Bible in PDF format on my computer (great for airplane travel!) I copy and paste the section I am going to study into a Word document and then start reading and making observations right into the Word document.  As I search and find interesting posts, or commentaries etc., I copy and paste those in my document as well.  This post will be similar to my study method so here we go…

Ruth Chapter 2:4-13 Boaz meets Ruth

Just then Boaz arrived from Bethlehem and greeted the harvesters, “The LORD be with you!” “The LORD bless you!” they answered.  

Boaz – This is how we are introduced to Boaz! From the get go, I like this guy.  A wealthy land owner and he greets his harvesters with “The Lord be with you!” He doesn’t come into the scene as an arrogant, better than you because I own this piece of land attitude.  No “I’m the Boss” attitude. This greeting tells me that Boaz is not ashamed of his Lord and the response of his harvesters shows they respect him for it. Boaz also knows who is workers are and recognizes that there’s a new person in the field.

Boaz asked the overseer of his harvesters, “Who does that young woman belong to?” The overseer replied, “She is the Moabite who came back from Moab with Naomi. She said, ‘Please let me glean and gather among the sheaves behind the harvesters.’ She came into the field and has remained here from morning till now, except for a short rest in the shelter.”

Ruth – Not only is Ruth a go getter, she’s also a hard worker.  She didn’t go to the fields expecting a hand out.  She worked.  She did her job and did it well and her efforts paid off.

 

Overseer of the harvesters – He had respect for Boaz and knew his boss. He knew his boss would ask about the new worker and was ready with his report.  The overseer respected his boss and made sure he got the girl’s references. He was impressed by her work ethic.  If Boaz didn’t ask about her I think the overseer would have reported to Boaz about Ruth anyway.

 

Boaz – Picks good employees and his employees respect him and protect his good name.

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Posted March 26, 2007 by Lana G! in Bible, Bible Study, Christianity, Faith, Geneology, Reading