Hello! I’m Ruth and it is so great that you’ve stopped by. The message behind what I write here is all about knowing Jesus Christ more in everyday life and making Him known to others. I am a wife, stay-at-home mum and a homemaker-in-progress (it often feels I am not making progress!). I’m also a writer and award-winning blogger based in Devon, 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).
In my early twenties, I 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 married to Joel and I am a mum to a gorgeous little boy. Other things that make me smile: reading, walking in the country, taking photos, gardening, having good conversations, sharing Christ with others, a cup of tea or coffee, watching films, 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 there again; my love language is best expressed through book tokens and boxes of chocolates and I am trying to be more courageous.
About my blog – The Mustard Seed
The Mustard Seed started in 2011 as a way to share my thoughts of undergoing treatment for cancer as a nineteen year old 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.
“The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch in its branches.” Matthew 13:31-32