A Merry Heart
A Merry Heart
August 9, 2017

South Africa- Part 2 Let’s see…where did I leave off in my story last time? Oh yes, I was in South Africa, staring straight up a sand mountain that these horrible people—my former friends—expected me to climb! Question: Have you ever tried to climb a mountain of sand when, with every step, you sink into […]

Good Things
Good Things
August 9, 2017

Just One More Thing by Jill Skalicky Time management is my nemesis. It is not my archenemy, but it is a source of irritation, and yes, sometimes failure. Good time management must involve a realistic assessment of how long a particular task will take to complete. It involves setting priorities. What is really important? Completing […]

A Heart for Wisdom
A Heart for Wisdom
August 9, 2017

Addicted to My Phone? What is an addiction? According to Dictionary.com, it is “the state of being enslaved to a habit or practice, or to something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming…to such an extent that its cessation causes severe trauma.” Are you addicted to your phone? Some studies say that more than 50% of […]

Train Up A Child
Train Up a Child
August 9, 2017

Winners and Losers By Malissa Custer Reactions are something I am constantly talking to my kids about. Everyone has feelings; it is what you do with those feelings that determines whether you get into trouble or not. I’ve found that competition has a way of creating supercharged situations for my kids to work through and […]

Keepers at Home
Keepers at Home
August 9, 2017

Consider the Ant Studying Proverbs 6:6-7 (“Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise. Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler, Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest”) made me evaluate how a wife and mother should view her God-given responsibility.   Did you know that […]

Whether Ye Eat or Drink

Proverbs 31:12 “She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.” Back several years ago, I shared with Far Above Rubies readers a time when the Lord spoke so clearly from this verse to me regarding my failure as a wife, in how I should treat my husband. Out of […]

Ornament of Grace
Ornament of Grace
August 9, 2017

Changes Recently, I heard someone say “Life is a series of adjustments.” It’s true. Yesterday is gone. I am only a part of today. I do not know what tomorrow holds because I have never been there. Actually, if the truth be told, I would rather tomorrow not be much different than today, because…I really […]