A Merry Heart
A Merry Heart
February 19, 2016

“Why weren’t you in class yesterday?” “It was, ‘Thank a Mailman Day.’ I assumed it was a national holiday or something. How am I gonna thank a mailman from school?” “How many times have I told you not to assume; where’s the paper that was due yesterday?” “Uh…it’s Canned Food Month, I assumed there was […]

Good Things
Good Things
February 19, 2016

A “Goodly” Heritage “The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage.” Psalm 16:6 Sharon Weaver  In past issues of Far Above Rubies, I have written concerning my mom, her testimony, and her life lived for the Lord. I have so many memories of times spent with her, just […]

A Heart for Wisdom
A Heart for Wisdom
February 19, 2016

What is in Thine Hand? This is the year that, Lord-willing, I will make the change in job description from “wife” to include “mother.” It’s a change that is so exciting and thrilling, and yet in so many ways, terrifying. As I feel tiny kicks inside to remind me that my little one is getting […]

Train Up A Child
Train Up a Child
February 19, 2016

Surrendering My Will Barbara Russell When I married at 19 years of age, I was a self-righteous, independent girl! Although I was religious, it wasn’t until after 12 years of marriage that I came to the end of myself and asked Jesus Christ for salvation. By then, my marriage was about to fail and so […]

Keepers at Home
Keepers at Home
February 19, 2016

UNHEALTHY CHOICES? Life is full of choices. Some choices are easy (golden highlights or red?). Others bring us to our knees desiring to make that right choice. Many of our choices have life-long ramifications and cannot be changed. Others, thankfully, can be, and in a sense, we are given another chance. Having good health requires […]

Whether Ye Eat or Drink
Whether Ye Eat or Drink
February 19, 2016

It was a typical morning for Patty; she showered, dressed, and got ready for the day. Since the holidays were now over, Patty decided she was going to cut down on the junk food and eat lighter; after all, she had a few extra pounds to shed. Instead of a bagel with cream cheese, Patty […]

Ornament of Grace
Ornament of Grace
February 19, 2016

Who Can Find a Good Man? Who can find a Good Man? For his price is far above silver. (In fact, he’s worth his weight in gold!) The heart of his wife doth safely trust in him, for he has promised to be faithful to her and her alone. She will have no need of […]