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dsc_3703_2I love my work at Comfort Café because it allows me to do what I care about most—share the hope of Christ with the hurting.

Whether through writing, speaking or music, I want to communicate the comfort of knowing Jesus in the deepest valleys of life. Corrie Ten Boom said it best, “There is no pit so deep that God’s love is not deeper still.”

My heart goes out to others because of my own struggles—as a young mom raising an ADHD child, in mid-life enduring a long season of migraines and chronic health issues, and in a challenging marriage, learning to lay down my own rights and trust God.

God does not want us to give in to helplessness and despair—because He is all about hope. In Him we always overcome!

Ruth Wood has been married over thirty years, has two grown sons, a delightful daughter-in-law, and one rambunctious grandcat. In 2004 she released Eyes on You, an album that produced several award winning songs. Her song, “Broken,” was featured in the indie movie Saving Winston (2011). She completed her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2014 and now works as a therapist for a non-profit agency.

Speaking and Writing

I’m more than happy to accommodate the needs of your event; the following may spark ideas:

Topics (written condensed versions):
The Secret Longings of Christmas
Written Into The Story
Jesus, Husbands, and Prayer
Forgiveness Requires Faith
Hope in the Valley of Shadows
Stars or Stepping Stones?
A Jug of Oil in Famine

2010

Coping With Loss—Our Greatest Resource
Grief—Key Lessons From the Book of Job
One Thing is Needed (learning to be a Mary in a Martha world)
God’s Great Gift—Girlfriends
When God Runs Late (By My Watch!)
Stuck in the Muck—A Way Out (From Illustration: In the Net)
Run For The Prize
In The Palm Of His Hands
I Choose Life!

Listen to a sample talk:
Audio: The Holy Spirit—My Travel Guide, My Friend
Written condensed version: The Holy Spirit—My Travel Companion, My Friend, Part I

Writings:
Read posts from Ruth’s blog for more ideas.

For Booking:

Contact her at ruthywood@gmail.com

Testimonials

I would highly recommend Ruth as a speaker for your next event. I hear a lot of speakers and really feel that she has the gift of deep teaching and relating! She has a warm and loving way of delivering God’s Word that really cuts to the heart. Her wonderful life applications help the listener to not only relate to her and what she is saying but to apply God’s Word to their own lives. Ruth’s love for the Lord is apparent in spending any time with her—His love really shines through her.

Marianne Driscoll
Women’s Ministries Director
First Baptist Church of Eugene

Our retired women’s group, “Aging to Perfection” has twice been blessed by Ruth Wood’s presentations. She has the ability to immediately captivate the hearts of her audience. Ruth’s warm and friendly style as she shares her faith as well as her topic reveals a woman who genuinely cares about others. She has been able to balance topics of a serious nature along with her lively sense of humor in a manner that enabled us to keep our hurts and losses in perspective. She taught us simple and practical skills we can use to rise above the negatives in our lives and go confidently forward. Teaching is definitely one of Ruth’s many gifts!

Julie Brown
Coordinator
Aging to Perfection
For the Young & the Rest of Us
Eugene First Baptist Church

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Ruth has a passion for encouraging other women towards a closer and more intimate relationship with Jesus. She always shares from the heart so it’s easy for the women to relate to what she is speaking about but at the same time she is able to encourage the women to think outside the box. I always appreciate what Ruth has to share when she speaks because I never leave without taking something with me that causes me further reflection.

Elvie Hunt
Emerald Bible Fellowship
Women’s Ministry Coordinator

Ruth has a way of opening her heart and letting others see the commitment and depth of her faith as well as her genuine love for the women.

Eva Parker
Evening Manager at the Women’s Center
Eugene Mission

Listening to Ruth Wood speak on any variety of subjects is “easy listening” and good for the soul. Her gentle voice and wisdom come to you softly yet with a desire to want to learn what she has to offer. Ruth combines humor, testimony, wisdom, and warmth as she teaches from her heart. This is a woman who has faced both hills and valleys, and still is securely rooted in her faith.

Judy Wenger
Middle School Teacher