About

Welcome to The Up Devotional!

Think of it as your 1-minute shot of daily soul espresso—biblical and down-to-earth.

It comes out five days a week (Monday to Friday).

You read back issues here and also find it on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. As of February 2021, it is also available as a podcast through Apple Podcasts (iTunes), Google Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher.

I’ve published two books based on the devotionals. “Up!” was released in 2018, and Turbulence in 2020.

The devotional is also on the radio across Central Ontario as a part of the Life Radio Network. You can read more about that and listen to a sample here.

Okay, a few things about me, the author.

My name is Matthew Ruttan. I’m a disciple-in-progress, husband to Laura, dad-of-three, pastor at Westminster Church, host of The Pulse Podcast, occasional songwriter, campfire lover, aspiring rowboat owner, and servant of the Word.

I was born and raised in Bracebridge, Muskoka. Since then I’ve lived in Toronto, Windsor, and now Barrie.

If you meet me at Tim Horton’s I’ll be the one with the coffee (2 milks) trying to resist the honey cruller. My pet peeves are TVs in restaurants, wet socks, and mosquitoes. I also like Ketchup Chips and cheer for the Toronto Maple Leafs. 2022 is the year!

One day I hope to own a rowboat. Just because it seems awesome.

By myself I can’t help myself. Without God I would literally be a sunk wreck. Fortunately, King Jesus has rescued me. Forever.

Read my full bio here.

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