Hi! I’m Ruth!
It’s so great that you’ve stopped by – welcome! The message behind what I write here is all about knowing Jesus Christ more in everyday life and making Him known to others. By communicating through the written and spoken word, I want to encourage, inspire and challenge you to fix your eyes on Jesus, persevere in the faith and not grow weary or lose heart (Hebrews 12:1-3).
A little about me…
I am wife to Joel, stay-at-home mum to Jonathan and a homemaker-in-progress (it often feels I am not making progress!). I’m also 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: Bible Study Tools, Devon Life, Exeter Life, Christian Today, The Herald (Plymouth, UK) and many others (see Writing). I have also started to accept opportunities to speak – if you would like to discuss this further, please do contact me.
I studied BA (Hons) Geography with International Relations at Plymouth University where I achieved a First Class Honours degree. Other things that make me smile include: reading, walking in the country, taking photos, interviewing really awesome people, theology, writing articles, blogging, having good conversations, travel, sharing Christ with others, a cup of tea or coffee, watching films, eating chocolate/cake/chocolate cake and spending time with family and friends.
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 19 year old and still trusting God through it. I wanted to point people to Jesus even in this season of life. 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