I’m so glad you’re visiting. Let me take you on a quick tour.
Who is Fruitful Today for?
My devotional posts and printable resources are designed specifically for Christians struggling through illness and loss.
Grief is something that many Christians experience in a profound and life-altering way, but we’re not always sure how to reconcile our sorrow with our faith. Traumatic events can send us into a tailspin, both emotionally and spiritually.
Here, I dare to dive into the murky waters of life’s brokenness. (Didn’t Jesus do the same? Isa 53:3-4)
Here, you will find gospel-focused guidance that’s full of gentleness and grace. Here, you will get spiritual support to sustain you in the bleakest seasons of your life.
And here you will sense empathy: I’ve been there. More importantly, Jesus has been there too.
You are not alone.
My own story centres around invisible illnesses — I live with a disabling and incurable neuroimmune condition, plus I’ve dealt with anxiety, post-traumatic stress and bouts of severe depression throughout my life — so I do tend to focus on these in my posts.
But the themes within my story overlap with other conditions and situations, experiences you might be familiar with:
- Uncertainty about the future.
- Working through a gut-wrenching identity crisis.
- Wondering where I belong in church.
- Learning to accept things that I can’t change.
- Learning to face my limitations with dignity.
- Realising I’m not ultimately the one who controls all things in this life (no matter how much of a control freak I’m inclined to be!! 😆).
Although I may not have experienced your specific illness — or loss, or trauma — I hope my devotional resources will resonate with you and bring you much-needed comfort within your own brokenness.
Where to start?
If you’d like to continue the welcome tour in more depth, this post is a good place to go next.
It will help you to get the most out of Fruitful Today, showing you useful site navigation tips, and helping you find the posts that are most relevant to you.
Click here to read about my choice of Bible translation, and photo reuse permissions.
One final note: I don’t make any money from this site, and I don’t have any affiliations with outside sources.
And that’s the end of the tour.
I hope this overview has helped you to work out if Fruitful Today is a good fit for you. Happy browsing!
– Ruth 🙂