. “Do not call me Naomi, call me Mara [bitter]; for the Almighty has dealt very bitterly with me. I went away full and the Lord has brought me back empty. Why call me Naomi when He has brought calamity upon me?” Ruth 1:20-21 It must take a lot of pain to bring a woman whose name means “sweet and delightful” to throw such a precious piece of identity aside. Her pain must have been crushing, buckling her to the ground and pushing her to take on another identity all… Continue reading Naomi