Ornament of Grace
Ornament of Grace
April 6, 2019

SPRING CLEANING Spring is in the air! I think it’s really coming…finally! For us northerners, it has been a long, hard winter, with lots of snow, frigid winds, below zero temps, and more blizzards than we care to recall! With all of this behind us, we are finding it difficult to contain ourselves! Our excitement […]

Whether Ye Eat or Drink

Proverbs 31:22-  “She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.” When I first read this verse, I wondered what the Lord would have me write about, and how it would apply to this article which is normally centered around food. As I read, reread, and meditated on this verse, I was […]

Keepers at Home
Keepers at Home
April 6, 2019

LAZINESS AND SELFISHNESS- THE SAME THING? Recently, the Lord impressed my heart on doing an article on laziness.  I thought, “Well, that will be a short article, as you are either lazy or you’re not!”    While thinking of this topic, we had a visiting speaker at church and his wife held a Ladies’ Session. The […]

Train Up A Child
Train Up a Child
April 6, 2019

Naps & Snacks By Malissa Custer One of my very favorite Bible stories is that of Elijah.  In 1 Kings 18, this theatric story unfolds.  The challenge has been given to the prophets of Baal, and what a dramatic scene unfolded there.  My God, the same God of Elijah, showed up that day and proved […]

A Heart for Wisdom
A Heart for Wisdom
April 6, 2019

“My Heart is Fixed” You don’t have to look very long before finding bad news in our world. Political unrest, wars and rumors of wars, disease, famine, natural disasters, men’s wickedness displayed and applauded – and those are just all the things that ARE actually happening without adding any speculation to that list. Especially once […]

A Merry Heart
Merry Heart
April 6, 2019

“Gotcha” I did it! I really, REALLY did it! I got my sister good! Many FAR readers know- or at least know OF- my sister Robin. If you know Robin, you are also probably familiar with her antics. Antics! It sounds like such an innocuous word. The “antics” my sister has pulled on me through […]

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 […]

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