Hi! I’m Ruth!
It’s so great that you’ve stopped by – welcome!
I am a follower of Jesus, a writer, blogger, wife and mother living in South West England. I write because I long to see others turn their eyes towards Jesus in every season of life, come what may. I believe that we are all planted for a purpose, but we grow into the abundant life we were made for when we are rooted in Jesus. I hope that my words will inspire and encourage you as you seek to live your best life – in Christ.
A little about me…
I’m a writer and Premier Digital award-winning blogger based in South West England. I’ve written for a variety of print and online publications including: BibleStudyTools.com, Christian Today, Devon Life, Exeter Life, The Herald (Plymouth, UK) and many others (see Writing).
I studied BA (Hons) Geography with International Relations at Plymouth University where I achieved a First Class Honours degree. I’ve also worked in two Co-ops, a Blockbuster video, an oncology department and trained as a youth work trainee. I absolutely love being around people, but equally I enjoy time to myself to recharge and dream a bit. My most important role is being married to Joel, a mother to Jonathan, and a homemaker-in-progress (it often feels I am not making progress!).
Other things that make me smile include: reading, walking in the country, taking photos, interviewing really awesome people, writing articles, blogging, having good conversations, travel, sharing Jesus with others, a cup of tea or coffee, watching films, eating chocolate/cake/chocolate cake and spending time with family and friends.
‘I have one desire now – to live a life of reckless abandon for the Lord, putting all my energy and strength into it.’ Elisabeth Elliot
About my blog – The Mustard Seed
The Mustard Seed blog started in 2011 as a way to share my thoughts of undergoing treatment for cancer as a 19 year old and still trusting God through it. It continues to reflect my faith 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