Author. Speaker. Advocate. Facilitator.
Handing Back Control
There have been periods of time, events and instances throughout my life where God has taught me about myself, my desire to control my world and my circumstances, and about freedom. It has been quite painful at times, like when you have been gripping something heavy with your hands for a long time and you need to prise your fingers loose and they are numb and aching at the same time. However, it is a journey toward freedom. I am learning to let go of the need to be in control in some significant areas that show something of God and of what He values and desires for us and from us.
After teaching English to Hazara asylum seekers for a couple of years, I felt a passion to tell their stories. I see it as not only a tool for healing as their voices are heard, but also an opportunity to increase advocacy and awareness for a group of people who have been persecuted for over a century.
The Lies We Believe
We tend to think our experiences tell us everything there is to know about the way the world works. We believe that what we see is reality. But there is another reality, another way for the world to function that is radically different to what many would like to tell us. This book will seek to expose the lies we believe about how the world works and offer an alternative.
...Read this book slowly
“The story contained in this book is going to be relevant for you and your life’s journey, I have no doubt. Ruth, in her honest and caring way, talks about those areas in our lives that we struggle to let go of and allow God in to take control in His perfect way. You are taken into Ruth’s life and how she struggled, coped, responded and experienced joy in handing over to God control of her life. I encourage you to read this book slowly, let it sink in and then have the courage to respond and give God full control of all aspects of your life. This book will help you do it.”
Rev. Tim Dyer, Senior Minister, Kilsyth South Baptist Church.