This book is a devotional that focuses on a variety of life issues. It can help bring negative thought patterns back to a positive place so that we can focus on Jesus and his teachings. The Old Testament often uses the word "Hesed" for God's love. This word is often translated as loving kindness, or a covenantal love that never fails or quits. This book, and my story, is one of God's hesed love. Despite my flaws and failures, God's love never quits or gives up. Even when I'm tempted to look at my circumstances and view life through those, God's redemptive plan and love enables and points me to look beyond my current trials and circumstances to see his goodness always at work. I'd like you to consider the book of Ruth, and how the story of Ruth and Naomi parallel what you see in this devotional.