Safe Place with Ruth Graham

Politics! Good grief! Can we get away from it? There are times I want to pull the covers over my head and forget about it. But we cannot do that. We live in a world dominated by politics – it seems to contaminate everything – even the church. What are politics? According to my dictionary…

I have steered away from writing about COVID-19 because everyone was. I am not a physician nor am I an expert on viruses. But there is a virus spreading faster than COVID-19 that I do know something about. FEAR! I think most of us, if we are honest will admit we have felt fear during…

In this stage of COVID-19 I think we all have a sense of being wearied with it all. It’s so much bigger than we are. Where is God in this? Does He care? How do we find our way out of it? Is there a way out? King David wrote, “Where can I go from…

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5–6 These days it is hard to trust. There is so much uncertainty. But that is exactly what God is telling us to do. Trust…

One hundred years ago today, a baby girl was born to medical missionaries in China. They named her Ruth McCue Bell. She said she never knew a time where she did not love the Lord. And it showed. At her memorial service I gave what I believe are the reasons she turned into such a…

Let us not forget that freedom is not free. There was much blood spilt to keep us free. Salvation is free only because Jesus’ blood was spilt on a hill outside of Jerusalem.

As this virus goes on I find I slip into a sort of malaise. Malaise as defined by my dictionary means, “A condition of general boils weakness or discomfort often marking the onset of a disease; a vague feeling of discomfort or unease; an unhealthy or disordered condition.” However you define it, I feel I…

Faster than the corona virus is spreading, fear is spreading. Fear has gripped our country – our world. It’s a scary place right now. There is nothing and no-one not talking about it. When you meet someone on the street (10 feet apart) – it is the main topic of discussion. And the more we…

We are all sheltering in place and doing our part to defeat this COVID-19. When the dust settles and we are allowed to open the country back up, we will see the devastation that it caused not only in lives lost but in relationships strained, livelihoods destroyed, finances decimated and a country deeply in debt.…

It is Spring! And the birds are singing as they claim and protect their territory as they nest. I have a Cardinal, who for the past 5 weeks, has banged himself against my sunroom window, my kitchen window, my living room window and my study window. The cat at first thought this was exciting but…

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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