Author: Tom Ruter

Are You Listening to God Speak?

LISTEN to this post TRANSLATE TO TELUGU or another language As we approach Christmas, I am reminded of how Joseph, who was intending to divorce Mary, had an the angel visit him to set the record straight. In Matthew 1:20 we read: But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.” I am very thankful Joseph was obedient to what the angel asked..

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Lean On God

A few moths ago, I had my second heart surgery in a year. Shortly beforehand, we learned that the hospital is not allowing any visitors for surgeries because of the COVID pandemic.  When we heard the news, this hit my wife and I hard as we have leaned on each other these past 38 years whenever times got tough. It is safe to say this was one of our toughest times. I became a bit fearful and my mind began to race and then a question came to me:    Who has been with you since the beginning?     I..

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