About Ruth

 

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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 want to encourage and challenge Christians to stand up and be counted as a follower of Jesus right where they are. We need to be bold, just like the early church and many disciples who have gone before us. Now is not the time to be silent.

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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).

At 18, 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 spent time in Arizona, Utah, Nevada, California, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Oregon and Washington State. The USA is somewhere God has given me a big heart for. I also lived there for a couple of years and went to elementary school in New Jersey. Please pray that I get the opportunity to go back (often!).

I studied BA (Hons) Geography with International Relations at Plymouth University where I achieved a First Class honours degree. I got married at the end of my studies – planning a wedding and writing a dissertation means I have excellent administration skills, right?

Other things that make me smile: reading, walking in the country, taking photos, theology, writing articles, blogging, gardening, having good conversations, sharing Christ with others, a cup of tea or coffee, watching films, eating chocolate/cake/chocolate cake, spending time with family and friends and my love language is best expressed through book tokens and boxes of chocolates.

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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 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

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