Seeing the God Who Sees Me
Micah Ruth
by Micah Ruth
1w ago
The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous,     and his ears are attentive to their cry;  Psalm 34:15   I have always had this internal battle of wanting to be seen and significant and isolate and hide. It's like I know at the deep-down soul level that I am created significantly, yet the rejection I have experienced throughout my life yells otherwise. The rejection started when I was a child. You see, I have a fraternal twin sister, and in Elementary School, I was the chubby one with cropped hair and a horrible sense of style. On the other hand, she was ..read more
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A New Measure of Praiseworthy
Micah Ruth
by Micah Ruth
2w ago
Charm is deceitful, and beauty is fleeting. A woman who fears the Lord—she makes herself praiseworthy. Proverbs 31:30 NET   Fat and ugly. Disgusting. These were the words spoken over me by my peers in fourth grade. And they have been the words I have believed about myself until recently. Like all people who believe themselves to be less than or unworthy, I let people treat me that way. I dated and married a man I shouldn't have in my late teens and early twenties. He was not a good man, but I believed that was the best I could hope for. He did some awful things that landed him in j ..read more
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Learning Childlike Faith From My Child
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by Micah Ruth
2w ago
This week at homeschool was a tough one. The oldest one came down with a cold on Monday, making our shared school a no go on Tuesday. (My kids attend a shared school run by the school district for homeschool parents in our county on Tuesdays and Thursdays.) Being under the weather also meant no outside play in these cold days of January.  So by Wednesday, the little one was way out of sorts. There were listening issues, brotherly fights, and even a slammed bedroom door. I thought he would wake up sick on Thursday with how hard of a day he had on Wednesday, but thankfully that did not ..read more
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Starting Off With a Bang
Micah Ruth
by Micah Ruth
3w ago
My Little Disciples We are starting this new year in homeschool with a bang. We are beginning a new space science curriculum about how the universe was created by the one true God and NOT the big bang! But what I am most excited about is we are learning to revere the creator of this universe along with it.  It all started this summer when I went to a webinar about discipling my kids rather than just home educating them. This idea of discipling them had been on my heart all summer, and the webinar was fantastic. I kept finding myself saying, "yes! yes! yes!" agreeing with the Spirit wh ..read more
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Grace for My Own Doubting Thomas
Micah Ruth
by Micah Ruth
1M ago
Are you sure about this healing thing, God? I lamented, looking to the sky. I had been working on healing from my past trauma with God for years by this point. But an emotional trigger the day before had left me reeling... yet again. Did that mean I was not healed? I wasn't sure, and doubt-filled thoughts paraded through my mind non-stop. Thoughts like, shouldn't I be more healed by now? Why does it feel like I keep regressing? And the worst of all - if God is truly a healer, then why does it feel like I am not healed at all? But just as I was about to succumb to the doubts, God told me to l ..read more
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Grace for My Own Doubting Thomas
Micah Ruth
by Micah Ruth
1M ago
Are you sure about this healing thing, God? I lamented, looking to the sky. I had been working on healing from my past trauma with God for years by this point. But an emotional trigger the day before had left me reeling... yet again. Did that mean I was not healed? I wasn't sure, and doubt-filled thoughts paraded through my mind non-stop. Thoughts like, shouldn't I be more healed by now? Why does it feel like I keep regressing? And the worst of all - if God is truly a healer, then why does it feel like I am not healed at all? But just as I was about to succumb to the doubts, God told me to l ..read more
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Taking Back Oh My God For His Glory
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by Micah Ruth
8M ago
“You must not misuse the name of the Lord your God. The Lord will not let you go unpunished if you misuse his name. Exodus 20:7 The G.D. cussword combination was a big no-no in my family growing up. It was the early 90s and this cuss word was pretty commonplace in movies and even occasionally on T.V. It was considered one of the least offensive. Certainly not as bad as the "F" word.  But in my family, it was just as bad as the "F" word. Maybe worse. Looking back I realize my parents were right. The way we use God's name says a lot about how we think and feel about Him. Whe ..read more
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Denouncing Our Modern Day Idols
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by Micah Ruth
8M ago
You shall have no other gods before me. You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me. Exodus 20:3-4 Check. I would like to pretend I have this first commandment down pat. But I would be lying. Lying to myself to you and to God. You see, I bow down to many of the same false gods the culture around me d ..read more
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Following the Unswervingly Loyal God
Micah Ruth
by Micah Ruth
8M ago
 But I'm unswervingly loyal to the thousands who love me and keep my commandments. Exodus 20:6 MSG "I will make what they meant for your harm into good if you follow me." the Spirit spoke to my heart as I wrestled with God the day after I was demoted. After three years of doing everything they said was necessary to earn a promotion, I'd been in expectation to get one only to get demoted instead. It was a crushing blow, and I was so disillusioned that when God invited me to walk with Him in the park across the street from my hotel room, I was unsure if I even wanted anything to ..read more
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Hungering for Life
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by Micah Ruth
1y ago
Shooting out of bed with holy fire, I emailed the founder and CEO of the publishing company. A few months prior we had chatted about a position that I wanted and she wanted me to fill, but I could not financially work out. I was certain there would not be enough to pay the bills. But now was the time to jump. I could feel it in my bones. Over the months since we chatted, God had been busy. At first, when it didn’t work out, I thought He was only working on my heart. I desperately wanted to leave my corporate job that was always a drain on my self-worth. Every day they wanted me to work har ..read more
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