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 studied at Sydney Missionary and Bible College and in her spare time, knits. Badly. She blogs as Meet Me Where I Am and is the author of Are We There Yet?

Beautiful love gone bad

  • Ruth Baker
  • 22 February 2021

Shechem’s actions were driven by where his heart was. That inhibited his ability (and willingness) to listen to Dinah, to see her resistance and accept it.

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Confronting the ugliness of sin

  • Ruth Baker
  • 27 August 2020

Because our sins live in the dark, we don’t see them unless we turn the light on.

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A cloud of motivation

  • Ruth Baker
  • 16 June 2020

A cloud of perfect people might make me feel self-conscious. But a cloud of faithful witnesses who are just like me—that sustains me.

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The startling truth behind Jesus’ words on the cross

  • Ruth Baker
  • 2 March 2020

Jesus famously cries out from the cross, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” Why did he say this?

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The excitement of re-reading the Bible

  • Ruth Baker
  • 17 February 2020

Reading the Bible is difficult, so while from one perspective we can happily say “I learn new things every time!”, seen another way we may sadly think, “Why did I miss that last time?”

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Allowing God to lead your emotional healing

  • Ruth Baker
  • 5 August 2019

One of the best gifts we have to help us process emotional pain is Psalms.

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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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