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About Ruth O'Reilly-Smith

Ruth is a qualified secondary school teacher, with very little teaching experience and more than twenty two years of radio broadcasting experience. Her brief stint on university radio got her hooked to what has become her vocation. Ruth has worked in community radio in South Africa and on FM and Shortwave radio across Central and Southern Africa from the UK. She lived and worked in Malaysia and the UAE and currently hosts a week day radio show, broadcasting across the UK on UCB2 from 09:00-13:00. Growing up in a Christian home, Ruth made a decision to follow Jesus at the age of five, she renewed her commitment to God as a teenager and is growing in her walk with the Lord. Ruth is married to an Englishman, and is blessed with twins. She enjoys reading, films, walking and catching up with friends over a coffee (black with no sugar thank you). Ruth learns best about God through stories - stories of the faithfulness of God in her life and in the lives of others.

Sovereign Intervention

By |2019-07-04T16:30:06-04:00July 8th, 2019|

Barbara grew up under the care of the British government in the 1960s, but when she turned sixteen, she and her newborn son, Simon, became homeless. The state was no longer obligated to provide for her at that age. Barbara wrote to the Queen of England for help and received a response! The Queen compassionately arranged for Barbara to be given a house of her own...

In Our Weakness

By |2019-06-17T15:29:14-04:00June 19th, 2019|

Although Anne Sheafe Miller died in 1999 at the age of 90, she nearly passed away in 1942 after developing septicemia following a miscarriage and all treatments proved to be unsuccessful. When a patient at the same hospital mentioned his connection to a scientist who’d been working on a new wonder drug, Anne’s doctor pressed the government to release a tiny amount for Anne...

God’s Retirement Plan

By |2019-04-23T12:14:33-04:00April 28th, 2019|

Archaeologist Dr. Warwick Rodwell was preparing to retire when he made an extraordinary discovery at Lichfield Cathedral in England. As builders carefully excavated part of the floor of the church to make way for a retractable base, they discovered a sculpture of the archangel Gabriel, thought to be 1,200 years old. Dr. Rodwell’s retirement plans were put on hold as his find launched him into an exciting and busy new season...

Shelve Them and Move On

By |2019-02-15T16:30:15-04:00February 19th, 2019|

I’m reminded of some wise advice a radio broadcaster friend once gave me. Early on in his career, as my friend struggled to know how to deal with both criticism and praise, he felt that God was encouraging him to shelve both. What’s the essence of what he took to heart? Learn what you can from criticism and accept praise. Then shelve both and humbly move on in God’s grace and power...

Transformed & Transforming

By |2019-01-04T15:51:04-04:00January 5th, 2019|

Tani and Modupe grew up in Nigeria and went to the UK to study in the 1970s. Having been personally transformed by God’s grace, they never imagined that they would be used to transform one of the most deprived and segregated communities in England—Anfield in Liverpool. As Drs. Tani and Modupe Omideyi faithfully sought God and served their community, God restored hope to many...