About Ruth


Ruth Harms CalkinThrough her poignant, personal “prayer-poems,” Ruth Harms Calkin has touched the hearts of readers for decades.  Ruth has written from her journals, heartfelt conversations she has with her heavenly Father. The Poems are devotional and inspiring. Modern day psalms that can change your attitude, and paint a picture of God’s unconditional love.

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I Wonder

You know, Lord, how I serve You
With great emotional fervor
in the limelight
You know how eagerly I speak for You
at a women’s club.
You know how I shine when I promote
a fellowship group.
You know my genuine enthusiasm
at a Bible study.
But how would I react, I wonder,
If You pointed to a basin of water
And asked me to wash the calloused feet
Of a bent and wrinkled old woman,
Day after day,
Month after month,
In a room where nobody saw
And nobody knew.

–Ruth Harms Calkin