Nancy Ruth

Author and former children’s minister with a passion to equip kids to live boldly for Christ.

God didn’t make robots.

If you’re part of our E-Team, you know Nancy Ruth is working on a new family Bible study. The working title is: Why Do Bad Things Happen? While this study still has a long way to go before it’s ready… Continue reading

What would a world without pain and suffering look like?

Do you ever wonder what the world would be like without any pain or suffering?

I am in the middle of a class on Christian Responses to Evil and Suffering. The question above was one of our topics this past… Continue reading

Prayer is more than a suggestion

If you were completely honest, how would you rank your current prayer life? Non-existant? Mediocre? Ok? Strong? Or vibrant?

I doubt many of us (including me) would rate ourselves as having a “vibrant” prayer life. What does the Bible say… Continue reading

How do you worship God in the storms of life?

I had some shocking news this week. I won’t go into the details, but I am having a hard time believing that it is real. For one thing, I don’t understand the why behind it.

This isn’t the first time… Continue reading

Who are you trying to please?

Happy New Year!

Today’s blog will be rather short, but I pray it’s one you’ll think about for much longer.

Around New Year’s it’s common to think about where we’ve been and where we’re going. Here is a free a… Continue reading

Advent Nativity – Christmas: Wise Men

This olive wood nativity set was hand carved in Bethlehem. Roger and Mary Bailey purchased it on their first trip to the Holy Land in 1999.

I invite you and your family to join us on our journey to the… Continue reading

Advent Nativity – Week 4: Anna & Simeon

This olive wood nativity set was hand carved in Bethlehem. Roger and Mary Bailey purchased it on their first trip to the Holy Land in 1999.

I invite you and your family to join us on our journey to the… Continue reading

Advent Nativity – Week 3: Shepherds

This olive wood nativity set was hand carved in Bethlehem. Roger and Mary Bailey purchased it on their first trip to the Holy Land in 1999.

I invite you and your family to join us on our journey to the… Continue reading

Advent Nativity – Week 2: Mary, Joseph, & baby Jesus

This olive wood nativity set was hand carved in Bethlehem. Roger and Mary Bailey purchased it on their first trip to the Holy Land in 1999.

I invite you and your family to join us on our journey to the… Continue reading

Advent Nativity – Week 1, Angels

This olive wood nativity set was hand carved in Bethlehem. Roger and Mary Bailey purchased it on their first trip to the Holy Land in 1999.

This year my second-grade Sunday school co-teacher and I wanted to do something a… Continue reading

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