Ornament of Grace
Ornament of Grace
December 4, 2018

The Story of Christmas The stars were beginning to appear in the ever darkening night sky.  As they twinkled above the Judean hillside, the coolness of the soft, dusky air enveloped the slightly hunched figure of a tiny young woman as she inched her way forward.  The donkey on which she was riding was dependable […]

Whether Ye Eat or Drink
Whether Ye Eat or Drink
December 4, 2018

Proverbs 31:20 says, “She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.”   “I’m too busy.” “I don’t have time.” “I’m tired from all the rushing around I did today.” Does this sound familiar? Have any of you ever said anything similar to this? I have, and […]

Keepers at Home
Keepers at Home
December 4, 2018

Let’s Repurpose! Many years ago when Far Above Rubies was first published, I often did a “craft” article. But, to be honest, at my age, my desire to do “crafts” has waned!  My house does not need ONE MORE craft!  In fact, every rummage sale I have, I do “due diligence” to get rid of […]

Train Up A Child
Train Up a Child
December 4, 2018

Consistently Inconsistent By Malissa Custer Life is busy.  Chaotic.  There is always a valid excuse for letting something slide.  Recently, the kids all got a wicked cold – the worst I’ve ever seen.  When my kids get sick, I get really soft about quite a few things.  I don’t require them to clean their plates, […]

A Heart for Wisdom
A Heart for Wisdom
December 4, 2018

“She Believed” There’s a phrase that I see popping up on social media quite often that gives me pause and always makes me think twice. “She believed she could, so she did.”   I understand the sentiment behind this statement, and for some things in life, there is a lot to be said for just […]

A Merry Heart
A Merry Heart
December 4, 2018

I clicked, “post.” After posting my congratulations to my son on his great…uh…accomplishment, I was muddled with amazement; why did I not know about this holiday? I wondered if I would have learned about, “Chris Day” without facebook? I had no idea there was a “Chris Day.” Then an alarming thought settled into my foggy […]

Ornament of Grace
Ornament of Grace
August 6, 2018

MY LEAP OF FAITH I’ve had many challenges in my life. It is safe to say most of them are ones I neither chose, nor warmly embraced. We all prefer “smooth sailing,” but life is not perfect. Every day, things come up that are not ideal: things I’d rather not have to face. We call […]

Whether Ye Eat or Drink

Proverbs 31:18 says, “She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.” As I meditated on this verse in Proverbs, I was reminded of an incident in my early years as a mom, when the Lord helped me to overcome some frustrating moments. But first let me back up a […]

Keepers at Home
Keepers at Home
August 6, 2018

How Do I Begin? For many people who want to do better in an area, the question is, “How and Where do I start?”  I remember about 25 years ago, helping a young lady who was in MUCH debt.  She was determined to do better in that area and so she bought a book on […]

Train Up A Child
Train Up a Child
August 6, 2018

    Let It Go By Barbara Russell Choices.  Life is full of them!  One choice we make every day is whether or not we are going to “Let it go!”  There came a time in my life when I realized that it just wasn’t worth it to hold on to past hurts, or the pain […]

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