About Arnold Ruiz
I married my fun, hard-working wife, Ai, in 2008, and we have been blessed with three wonderful kids: Ava, Asher, and Aila. We enjoy food, family, and learning new things, or any activity that involves these things.
I grew up in and around church, but that did not save me from experiencing the sin and brokenness of a fallen humanity, nor the pain and strife and confusion that comes from living in a fallen world. For we have all been sinned against and we ourselves have sinned against others. And I was not exempt from this reality. Indeed, left to myself, I have an incurable propensity to seek after my own good and my own desires at the expense of others, in direct rebellion against the One who created me to do otherwise.
But thanks be to God that He found me and rescued me from the grip of sin and death! By God’s benevolent grace I have found his son Jesus Christ to be beautiful, wise to the utmost, patient, profoundly loving, and powerful to save. So I look to him as my supreme guide. And my trust in Him has not been misplaced. He is a friend to sinful people like me, a rock in times of trouble, a glad giver of guiding knowledge that helps me navigate through this world, and a source of incomparable joy. By nature I am rebellious, and I wrestle and struggle and fall and doubt. But He is ever merciful and faithful to me; he is my peace and my sanity.
I love to teach and to tell people about what Jesus Christ has done for me and how awesome He is. Nothing and nobody can thrill a heart like He can. In my current phase of life, God shows me about himself most through my relationships as a husband and father, in my friendships with his body the church, and by seeing the futility and pain in the world caused by living in rebellion against Him.