Author Ruth Smith Meyer

Ruth Smith Meyer Inspirational writer, speaker

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Reevaluating the State of Affairs

Posted by ruthsmithmeyer-com on January 30, 2017 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Ever since last January when my second husband skipped off to heaven, there’s been a sneaky specter hanging about. It doesn’t actually let me have a good look at it, but it keeps gleefully whispering, “You’re getting old!”

My body gets in on the taunting disparagement. My blood sugars become unpredictable. My hip gets bursitis, making me begin to waddle like an old___ --No, no, it’s just my hip! It can’t be because I’m old! My doctor, a...

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Transforming Fog

Posted by ruthsmithmeyer-com on January 17, 2017 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (0)

This is something I wrote about a year ago, soon after Paul's death.  I share it with you now.




This morning the world was shrouded in a dense fog. The snow and frigid temperatures that heralded the coming of March gave the impression of pulling the blanket up around its ears trying to ignore the warmer climate that was about to bring the demise of winter.

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Reevaluating the State of Affairs

Posted by ruthsmithmeyer-com on January 17, 2017 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Ever since January when my second husband skipped off to heaven, there’s been a sneaky specter hanging about. It doesn’t actually let me have a good look at it, but it keeps gleefully whispering, “You’re getting old!”

My body gets in on the taunting disparagement. My blood sugars become unpredictable. My hip gets bursitis, making me begin to waddle like an old--no, no, it’s j...

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Further That the Eye Can See

Posted by ruthsmithmeyer-com on April 15, 2016 at 5:50 PM Comments comments (1)

Fran barely got inside the door with the bag she held in her arms. A wave of emotion surged through me as I caught sight of familiar shirt fabric peeking above the edge of the bag. 

“I’m going to cry,” I warned her as the tears sprang to my eyes. I reached out to give her a hug and she just held on to me as I sob...

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Away, On or Through

Posted by ruthsmithmeyer-com on February 18, 2016 at 4:40 PM Comments comments (0)


“Why do we have so many ways to talk about the ending of life?” a writer asked a while ago. “A person croaked, kicked the bucket, bought the farm, bit the dust, departed, expired, passed away, passed on or passed through—why not say it like it is? They died!” The many expressions, she thought, stem from people not willing to face the bald fact that death has taken place.

 

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Dancing in the Rain

Posted by ruthsmithmeyer-com on October 14, 2015 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)


 

The windows of the worship space in our church are large. There is no need for stained glass images to enhance the view and adoration of our Maker, for we can see the handiwork of creation—a variety of trees, daffodils, iris and other plantings at their base, the green grass and blue skies. A few weeks ago a steady rain fell during the service. That just added to the lush beauty of the view each time I glanced out a window. Sudde...

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Great is Thy Faithfulness--Yes, Really

Posted by ruthsmithmeyer-com on October 13, 2015 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (8)

I sat beside a dear friend and prayed. She was hospitalized, suffering from a severe headache, and so far, they had come up with only unproven theories for the cause. My heart ached for her because she’d come through some difficult times already. I had asked if I could pray for her and she had answered, “Please do!” –so I prayed.


“Lord, you have made our bodies with such intri...

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Lifting Praising Hands

Posted by ruthsmithmeyer-com on October 12, 2015 at 8:10 PM Comments comments (0)

As I drove to the Lake Huron shore to join my family for our annual trek down memory lane and a time of thanksgiving for ongoing blessings, my heart echoed the psalmist’s words, “I thirst for you as parched land thirsts for rain.”

My hubby and I have had a few difficult months when our usual routines were totally disrupted, our days filled with new challenges and foreign confrontations. Even our time ...

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Birthday 75--January and February

Posted by ruthsmithmeyer-com on February 19, 2015 at 7:50 PM Comments comments (2)

How often have you said, "Some day I would like to..."  and how often when your children were growing up did you feel that those sentiments either bored them or they flew right over their heads?


I shared with you how wide my smile was when my family announced they were taking us to hear The Messiah, and that part of the elation came from the discovery of just how well th...

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Well-buttered Bread

Posted by ruthsmithmeyer-com on February 19, 2015 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Ecclesiastes 11:1 says, “Cast your bread upon the waters, for you will find it after many days”—and someone has added “well-buttered!”


That casting your bread upon the waters is similar to random acts of kindness, the suggested theme for this month.

The first time I read about Random Acts of Kindness was in a Reader’s Di...

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