Safe Place with Ruth Graham

What does Jesus look like? To be honest, we don’t know. Humanly, He was of Middle Easter descent so probably had an olive-toned skin. He was Jewish and probably had dark hair and dark eyes. I doubt He was very tall. So, humanly He looked sort of average. The Bible says, “He has no stately…

It is with great grief we hear of Ravi Zacharias’ sins. Another giant has fallen. As we grieve our many-leveled loss, let us come to grips with the fact that our sins are just as grievous to a Holy God. The truth Ravi taught is still the truth. We can be thankful that we have…

Dear Mr. President, You have cared deeply about this country and it’s greatness. You fought hard against those who seek to weaken our values, or destroy them all together. Our culture has changed. Our values have changed. We call evil good and good evil. We not only tolerate evil, we celebrate it. You took a…

It’s a new year. But my same face stares at me from the mirror. My same problems seem to still be with me. The news certainly didn’t get any better. I made no resolutions – I know myself better than that! The government is in a mess. COVID is still with us. Just because we…

What happened in Bethlehem the day after Jesus was born? We are not told. But we can certainly imagine. We know the shepherds went back praising God. The Magi had not yet come. Mary, just a teenager, was trying to recover from giving birth to her newborn son, Jesus. She had no female relative to…

Merry Christmas! There are 300 prophecies in the Old Testament about Jesus’ birth. They were all true! He came just as He promised. There are thousands of prophecies about His coming again. And He will keep those promises. He is coming again, just as He said!

What does a chariot have to do with Christmas? Chariots are not part of the Christmas story. They usually have to do with transportation or war back in biblical times. I think we all have been bogged down by the events of our national election – or at least I have. I have prayed. I…

Apparently, from what I am hearing on the news there is an effort to “cancel Thanksgiving”. I am not sure it is intended to be such but the consequences feel like it. We are told to restrict our gatherings to a bare minimum. In one state it is limited to six people, in another it…

There is a hymn that speaks to me in days national uncertainty. I pass it on to you. It is a prayer that is appropriate for this election season. “God of grace and God of glory, On Thy people pour Thy power; Crown Thine ancient Church’s story, Bring her but to glorious flower. Grant us…

My father, Billy Graham, prayed this prayer at Richard Nixon’s inauguration. Sometimes when we don’t know how to pray it’s good to look to others who do know how. We are at a critical juncture in our nation. We need to pray. Our Father and our God, Thou hast said, “Blessed is that nation whose…

Ruth Graham
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Ruth Graham

“Transparent” is the word most people use to describe Ruth Graham.

No stranger to heartache, she seeks to provide a Biblical perspective to her journey of faith. She is warm and talks openly about her own need for a safe place as she journeyed through her husband’s infidelities, her subsequent depression, her divorces, her teenage daughter’s two unplanned pregnancies, another daughter’s bulimia, her son’s battle with drugs, grandson's special needs and returning to school at age 40.

Although born into the "famous" Graham family Ruth did not feel she had a safe place to unburden the secrets of her life. She felt she had to project and image and wear a mask that she "had it all together". She had to meet others' expectations of her. It was not until a mid-life crisis did that she fully discover the unconditional love and grace of God. Her life's passion is to connect people to that same grace and love she found, no matter who they are or what sin.

Ruth is an experienced conference speaker and Bible teacher. She has appeared on a variety of radio and television shows including: Good Morning, America, The Hour of Power, Focus on the Family, Moody Broadcasting, Fox & Friends, CBN, Life Today and CNN. She has worked in publishing for over 14 years and is the founder of the Ruth Graham & Friends Ministry.

Ruth has three grown children and nine grandchildren. She lives in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Her life Bible verse is John 1:16.

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