Words To Inspire


Words to Inspire for the 3rd millennium from my spiritual diary.

Accepting the spiritual baton that my father, Denis H. Ruffle, handed to me in the last years of his life, this blog contains words to inspire 3rd Millennium believers. Sometimes prophetic, and one hopes, always inspirational, my role is to help equip follows of Jesus on the road to conversion of heart and discipleship through word and life-example. – John

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Author: John E Ruffle

As a redeemed, recycled 1970s Californian Jesus Freak, John has faced many extreme situations and sticky wickets. He has shared the grass-roots Jesus-message in streets and churches in, among other places, Kathmandu, Eastern-block Communist Europe, the site of the old Cavern Club and a police cell in Liverpool. Returning to England, John has taught and mentored for over as decade in the country’s Further Education sector. In 2013, he journeyed home to the Catholic faith with a renewed appreciation of the sacramental presence of our Lord Jesus Christ in the Eucharist. Foundational to his faith, however, has always been his experiences living in a committed shared purse Christian community in the USA. He is still in touch with many of the original “Jesus Freak” generation. John is on the leadership team of the local Catholic Charismatic prayer group, and writes prophetically to instruct and inspire. While not given to predicting the future, among other things, he fully expected Donald Trump to win the US elections and also foresaw that Britain would vote to leave the European Union – but not the mess that followed! Since 2017, John has been engaged in researching the 1967-1978 Jesus People Movement phenomenon as well as the dynamics of the hippy sub-culture that spawned it on both sides of the Atlantic. He is currently writing an eye-witness account of the era. As well as seeking historical accuracy, John is committed to making his emerging narrative engaging and relevant for today’s young Christians. John is married to Gladdys, they have one boy, several stray cats that appear and disappear at will, and a growing extended family both in the UK and abroad. They make their home in Birmingham, England.

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