Sister Sojourner: Peggy Ruhl

??????????This week we will take a peek into the life of the charming Mrs. Peggy Ruhl. Here she is standing with her husband and son. Isn’t she cute?? If you haven’t met her in person, she has a smile that will warm you to the very deepest place of your heart. Look for it next Sunday! 🙂 I had the privelege of praying alongside her husband last week at the Wednesday night prayer meeting; this little family has a depth of love for people and the Lord that spurs others on to Him more and more. Keep on, little Ruhl family! His eye is upon you, every one of you!!

Thank you, Peggy!

For those of us who do not know you:

How long have you attended First Free?

We have attended First Free for almost 8 years.

Tell us a little about your family (spouse, children, siblings, parents, etc), where you grew up, and what you “do” these days (work? ministry? hobbies? etc?).

John and I have been married for 32 years.  We met in the Chicago area, but Mike Andrus married us at First Free.  We have six children, 5 boys and 1 girl.  Daniel, the oldest, is married and has two children (yes, I’m a grandma).  They live in OKC.    Nathan was married in June, and he and his new bride live in Tulsa.  Benjamin is currently deployed to Afghanistan with the U.S. Army.  Cora is a junior at Tabor and helps out with the second grade Sunday school class along with Joshua, who is a sophomore at WSU, and Joel, who is in 8th grade.  This is my 21st year of being a homeschooling mom.  It has been very different with only one child at home, but it has also freed me up to pursue some other interests, such as Bible study and additional teaching responsibilities in the 2nd grade class.  We live on a hobby farm south of El Dorado.  We have chickens, cats, and a dog.  We also have numerous fruit trees and raised garden beds.  Our new venture this year has been the geodesic solar greenhouse.  Summer time is usually garden time, which means I need to start seedlings soon.  Other than gardening, my hobbies include cross stitching, knitting, spinning, and reading.

Has there been a scripture reference/verse/passage that God has used to impact your life in a significant and lasting way? How and why did it speak to you so mightily? (this could include something recent, or one of those life-changing “ah-ha” moments)

Psalm 73:25  Whom have I in heaven but You?   And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides You.

In the midst of the chaos surrounding John’s accident God used this verse in my life to help me keep my priorities straight.  He still uses this verse to help me remember my priorities.

Are there any words of encouragement  or other thoughts you’d like to share with your sisters at First Free?

Be in the Word, be in prayer, be in fellowship.

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