A feather on the breath of God

“Listen: there was once a king sitting on his throne. Around him stood great and wonderfully beautiful columns ornamented with ivory, bearing the banners of the king with great honour. Then it pleased the king to raise a small feather from the ground and he commanded it to fly. The feather flew, not because of anything in itself but because the air bore it along. Thus am I ‘A feather on the breath of God’.”

See Ruach Yahweh for more on the reason for this name..

(I am otherwise known as Ruth and am a Priest in the Anglican church. I am married to a very forbearing and supportive husband, Tony, and have two wonderful adult children. Tony and I share our home with two large, furry canine rascals, aka Snoopy and Ella)

7 thoughts on “About

  1. Pingback: Hildegarde of Bingen ‘A feather on the breath of God’ | afeatheronthebreathofgod

  2. Dear Ruth — I am an Episcopal priest from California who, too, is touched by Hildegarde/ I am blessed to travel to England every August for the last and next few years as I am working on a dissertation at Oxford regarding the Soul. Hildegarde, thus, is a kindred spirit. Thank you for this blog and the insight. Blessings & pax — Rev. Lisa


  3. Hi Ruth: May I use your photo of the “Don’t Exchange Girls for Cows” poster on one of my blog posts? I’m updating several posts that support education for kids in Kenya and Tanzania. I promise to credit you and link to your page. Thank you, Kim


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