Hi! My name is Ruth! What’s your name?
I’m so pleased that you’ve dropped in for a visit! Welcome! I hope you’ll continue to come around and that we’ll get to know each other!
I am still in the process of becoming who I was meant to be. God has taught me a lot from life’s experiences, and He’s given me dreams for the future in which I will not be exactly then who I am now.
I am a wife, mother, and grandmother. I have two teens living at home, though one is soon to fly the nest for college. My parents are both still living but need daily care.
My hobbies include blogging, Bible study, playing piano, singing, and gardening. I love the mountains and the beach, waterfalls, and wooded hiking trails. (I’ll share some of the photos I’ve taken, like the two below.) And I love spending time with beloved family and friends.
I have a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Language and have taught Spanish, even though I’m actually more fluent in French. I love both languages! Whenever I hear someone speaking another language, my ears perk up, even if they are strangers! I loved living overseas, including over 2 1/2 years in Europe, close to 6 months in Asia, and 3 years in Africa! It’s like parts of those cultures became a part of me, and I am still connected.
My greatest love relationship is with God through Jesus Christ, and I hope to share His love and peace with you! My relationship with God permeates every part of my life. The only part of my relationship that I would change would be to grow closer to Him and to love Him more and more!
Perhaps you immediately think that I’m talking about religion here, but I’d love to introduce you to my Best Friend, Jesus Christ and help you see how wonderful it is to be secure in the Arms of Someone who is always faithful, loving, and kind! I’ve had plenty of people in my life who are not, and I find great peace and security in the loving arms of God!
I like to write about God’s grace, love, and mercy because, by it, I’ve survived the darkness of abuse, grief, betrayal, pain, and heartbreak. I, like you, have asked my questions and wondered “why?” and “how long?” And, I’ve experienced plenty and lack of plenty and the hardships of raising children alone.
But I’ve also seen God step in and do the miraculous! 1 Samuel 12:24 says, “consider what great things He has done for you.” He has given me numerous great things to consider! He said He would never leave me nor forsake me, and He never has! He has been close beside me no matter how much difficulty I’ve faced, and He wants to do the same for you!
I hope to encourage you in your life journey and help you find hope for better days by sharing what I’ve learned through various experiences of my life!
For more about the story of my life, feel free to read the following posts:
and more recent happenings at: https://plantedbylivingwater.wordpress.com/category/stories-with-a-lesson/
You can also get some glimpses of my inner thoughts during some of those times if you click on “Poetry” in “Categories”.
For more explanation to the purposes of this blog please read this post.
Have a blessed day! 🙂
P.S. I hope to be an encouragement and a blessing to others. If you read one of my blog posts and are encouraged by it, please feel free to share it with others on social media, by e-mail, or even in printed form for those folks who don’t have internet access. Thanks! 🙂