Ruth Baker

Ruth Baker is a mum of two and a freelance writer. She writes on all aspects of Christian life and discipleship with the aim of bringing us closer to Jesus in the middle of real life. Ruth also teaches from the Bible on these subjects. She studies part-time at Sydney Missionary and Bible College and in her spare time, knits. Badly.​​

The ordinary woman with a beautiful legacy

  • Ruth Baker
  • 24 June 2019

There are a host of women in the Bible who experienced horrible things before their lives improved.

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Is the Proverbs 31 woman even possible?

  • Ruth Baker
  • 2 January 2019

This Proverbs 31 woman is completely consistent with the growth in Christ-likeness that God predestined for all of us.

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Why it’s dangerous to have a New Testament God

  • Ruth Baker
  • 3 December 2018

Some Christians may think, since there is only one God, that he was angry and vengeful in the Old Testament but loving and compassionate in the New.

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What to do when life is out of control

  • Ruth Baker
  • 15 October 2018

The psalmist describes a time when he called to God “My foot is slipping!”—a sick fear and anxiety constricting his throat and churning his insides. And what steadies him? God’s unfailing love.

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Trying to be humble probably won’t work

  • Ruth Baker
  • 3 September 2018

If I try to be intentionally humble I can go pretty well—to a point. But the second I think “I can feel myself changing, I think I’m getting more humble”, I’ve blown it.

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Love your church’s young adults

  • Ruth Baker
  • 16 July 2018

A disparaging view of young adults is not biblical.

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A fun fact in Leviticus that helps us live full lives

  • Ruth Baker
  • 21 February 2018

God’s covenant with his chosen people is referred to as a covenant of salt only three times: Leviticus 2:13, Numbers 18:19, and 2 Chronicles 13:5.

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Making burdens light without making light of burdens

  • Ruth Baker
  • 4 September 2017

“A problem shared is a problem halved”—but sometimes a problem shared is a problem now two people have.

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Doing life with your gay Christian friend

  • Ruth Baker
  • 27 July 2017

“Wouldn’t it just be easier to be gay?” “Of course it would be easier. But once you know the truth…”

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Friendship without burnout: Three foundations for true Christian fellowship

  • Ruth Baker
  • 19 June 2017

Our society tends to act as if there are only two types of friendships, besties and Facebook acquaintances. There is nothing in between. You can’t be besties with all your acquaintances, so you deliberately keep them in the shallow end of the friend pool.

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