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Portrait of Ruth Teakle

Ruth Teakle lives with her husband, Carl, in Beamsville, Ontario. She loves to spend time with her three children and their spouses and her eleven grandchildren. Although retired, Ruth serves as a support staff member at Lakemount Worship Centre in Grimsby, Ontario, where she previously served on full-time and part-time staff for eighteen years. Her roles varied from overseeing small groups and missions to prayer and pastoral care. As well, she has led and assisted with numerous short-term missions to the Caribbean, Eastern Europe, Ukraine, South America, northern Ontario, and Quebec.

On the home front, Ruth and Carl have fostered over 130 children during a twenty-five-year period. Ruth has worked within the Correctional Services of Canada, led numerous summer camp programs through both Girls Guides of Canada and the Salvation Army, directed an annual city-wide Christmas toy program, and filmed a national training course for telephone prayer partners.

Ruth’s academic pursuits have included studies at Lakeshore Teachers’ College, Brock University (Bachelor of Arts), and Wagner University (Master of Practical Ministries). She has completed ESL studies and is a Certified Anger Management Specialist and Facilitator for Trauma Healing. Prior to taking additional Religious Studies courses with Global University in preparation for ordained ministry, Ruth enjoyed a successful thirty-two-year career as an elementary school teacher.

Ruth’s heart is to see people become passionate followers of Christ. She has a strong sense of mission to help people build healthy connections with God and others and walk in the fullness of their destiny. Her challenging but victorious personal journey makes her well qualified to share on the joy of living in God’s agape love and growing in her pursuit of knowing Him better.

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Ruth Teakle's Books

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Cultivating Gentleness and Self-Control is another delightful, powerful, and inspirational devotional in Ruth’s Fruit of the Spirit series. Experience the living power of God through selected Bible passages, prayers, and personal stories. These brief but compelling daily nuggets will encourage you to rely on God’s grace as you choose the freedom of living a surrendered life. Suitable for personal, small group, and corporate use. Group study questions included.
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Embracing Goodness is brimming with inspirational and relatable narratives and testimonies that draw on personal encounters with God’s goodness. Each contributor’s selected verses and prayers provide truths to biblically demonstrate a sincere and life-giving goodness. Join us in this devotional journey. Take your seat at the table. Taste and see that the Lord is truly good! Ideal for both personal and group study.
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Experiencing Joy is another delightful, powerful, and inspirational devotional that follows Ruth’s previous devotionals-Pursuing Patience, Pursuing Peace, Choosing Love, Choosing Kindness, and Cultivating Faith. Each relatable five-minute lesson is born out of a decision to choose authentic joy, no matter the circumstance. Ruth’s contributors share their joy struggles and victories as well, always beginning with a life-giving scripture and ending with a prayer that will connect you to your Heavenly Father, the source of true joy.
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Cultivating faith is a continuous process, fueled by our dependence on God and the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives. Faith is the substance that securely binds us, as believers, to the reality of what we don’t yet see but confidently await. This devotional is filled with both biblical accounts and personal testimonies saturated in the unwavering belief in the love and goodness of God. Their truths will propel you toward a “faith that prevails.”
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Step into the lives of some intriguing Bible personalities and ordinary women whose walks with God have seen the outworking of patience through challenges, struggles, disappointments, and victories. Over the course of thirty days, you’ll be challenged and inspired to renew your trust in the God who orders your steps. This time set aside with Him, reading the testimonies of His work in others, will bring both a rest and a perseverance to your spirit.
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Step into the lives of some champions whose walks with God have led them to find peace even in chaos. Written with women in mind, these relatable, truth-filled stories will help you cultivate a life lived in His presence and trusting His Word. Reconnect with the unshakeable, abiding peace that comes from our security in Him. Get ready-God’s about to write some new pages in your story.
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Choosing Love is an invitation to explore the narratives of some biblical characters and some ordinary women who have been transformed by God’s unfailing love. The testimonies are unique, genuine, and vulnerable, demonstrating a divine, sacrificial, limitless love. You will be both summoned and inspired to draw closer to God, grow in this fruit of the Spirit, and develop a passion to receive His love and express it to others.
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Choosing Kindness is an invitation to explore the narratives of some Biblical characters and some ordinary people who have been blessed, transformed, and healed through kindness. With a sustained Biblical focus, these relatable, truth-filled devotionals will stir you to live out love in tangible ways that demonstrate the goodness and kindness of God.
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Joshua Wonders: What Does the Tooth Fairy Do With My Teeth?

‘Joshua Wonders’ was born out of a visit of the author with her grandson Joshua. She re-tells Joshua’s curiosity questionings. Having lost his first tooth, Joshua’s preoccupation with what the tooth fairy could possibly do with his tooth launched him into a journey of images and fascinations not yet explored by humankind!
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