Hello! I’m Ruth – a writer and Premier Digital award-winning blogger based in South West England, UK. I’ve written for a variety of print and online publications including Devon Life, Exeter Life, Christian Today, The Herald (Plymouth, UK) and many others (see Writing). My Christian faith shapes a lot of my work, but I can write for a variety of different audiences on diverse topics. If you would like me to write for your business, website or publication, it would be great to discuss this further – feel free to contact me here.

20190203_083733_0001I studied BA (Hons) Geography with International Relations at Plymouth University where I achieved a first-class honours degree. Before attending university, I was awarded a scholarship from the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) to undertake conservation work as part of a gap year to the USA. I love meeting new people and visiting new places – both of these experiences have shaped me as a writer. I am currently doing a copywriting course with The College of Media and Publishing to further develop my skills and learning.

If we went for a coffee, you might find out that…

I am married to Joel and I am a mum to a gorgeous little boy. I enjoy reading, learning new things, walking in the country, gazing at blue skies with white, fluffy, cotton-candy clouds, taking photos, having good conversations, sharing the love of Jesus with others, watching films and TV series on Netflix (my DVD collection is still pretty incredible), eating chocolate/cake/chocolate cake and spending time with family and friends.

Here are some more random facts about me: I love the colour blue; I have a soft spot for the USA and would love to get myself back there again; my love language is best expressed through book tokens, someone else doing the dishes instead of me and boxes of chocolates… and I am trying to be more courageous.

About my blog – The Mustard Seed

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‘Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.’ Jesus (Matthew 17:20)

The Mustard Seed started in 2011 as a way to share my thoughts of undergoing treatment for cancer and still trusting in God through it. It continues to reflect my faith in God in everyday life and I hope others will be encouraged through my words. In 2016, I won Premier Digital’s Young Blogger of the Year award which is a testimony to where this journey started to now and God’s faithfulness each step of the way.

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