Ornament of Grace
Ornament of Grace
February 4, 2019

BE STILL Wait! Before you read any further, find a quiet spot- a place where you can fully concentrate- and allow God to search your heart. It actually might be best to save this article to use in your devotional time. How about tomorrow morning? But don’t forget! Plan to read with an open heart […]

Whether Ye Eat or Drink
Whether Ye Eat or Drink
February 4, 2019

Proverbs 31:21 says, “She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet.”   For the upper Midwest, January has been a COLD month. We have experienced blizzards, multiple days of temperatures in the negatives, and record-breaking wind chills. As I studied this verse in Proverbs, I […]

Keepers at Home
Keepers at Home
February 4, 2019

Nourishment? Here we are, gently into 2019, and most likely thankful that the busyness of the holiday is over. I realize that this Ladies’ paper routinely and consistently encourages the SAME principles over and over for women. I don’t think there is a wife or mother out there who wouldn’t honestly say, “There are some […]

Train Up A Child
Train Up a Child
February 4, 2019

Daddy’s Girl Climbing trees, shooting BB guns, driving tractors…yes, I grew up a country girl. We lived on a farm with cats, dogs, and occasional chickens and horses. Being outside working with my dad was way more fun than being stuck in the house cooking and cleaning. One day, I approached my mom and declared that […]

A Heart for Wisdom
A Heart for Wisdom
February 4, 2019

There are many stories in the Bible that follow a similar theme: A person comes to a critical point in their life, and they decide they are going to trust the Lord. They make their decision, set their resolve, do something that proves they are trusting the Lord… and then everything just seems to get […]

Good Things
Good Things
February 4, 2019

Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee.” Psalm 143:8 A few years ago, a friend (young enough to be my granddaughter) and I decided that we would hold one another […]

A Merry Heart
Merry Heart
February 4, 2019

I’m going to BLOW YOUR MIND…ready for it? I’m NOT going to write about the cold weather, North Dakota winters, or the Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival!   Determined not be predictable or take the easy way out by writing what is on everyone’s mind: THE RIDICULOUSLY COLD WEATHER, I tapped my computer pen on my […]

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 […]

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