A Heart for Wisdom
A Heart for Wisdom
August 6, 2018

Get In a Good Book, Part 2 In 2015, it was reported that the average child spends 6.5 hours PER DAY in front of a screen. How much of that is wasted time digesting a show or a game that really does not enhance anything in their brain? How different would be their education, their […]

A Heart for Wisdom

5 Things to Quit… Or Replace? Every day, we are bombarded with messages from our current culture. Some of these are out-and-out lies, and we recognize those, but often the sentiment is just a little more subtle. There is a truth to what is being said and it sounds good, but it must be balanced […]

A Heart for Wisdom
A Heart for Wisdom
April 18, 2018

Self-Pity and the Pansy Maybe it’s the time of year (will this winter ever end?) or the fact that I was mostly housebound with sickness in the family for a few weeks, but suddenly it seemed like everyone else was going somewhere, doing something, having fun and I wasn’t.  Disappointment loomed and before I knew […]

A Heart for Wisdom
A Heart for Wisdom
February 8, 2018

Get In a Good Book Perhaps one of the biggest downsides of technology in general, and social media, in particular, is that it is just so easy to waste a lot of time! It is simple to open an app and spend much more time than you intended just scrolling, and then realize that you […]

A Heart for Wisdom
A Heart for Wisdom
December 18, 2017

Today, the day that I am writing this, is my dad’s birthday. My dad is such an interesting person with a dynamic personality. There are a lot of people who know my dad, and rarely does anyone forget him. Everywhere I go, I meet people who know my dad! I have so many good memories […]

A Heart for Wisdom
A Heart for Wisdom
October 8, 2017

Addicted to My Phone? Part 2 In the last issue of Far Above Rubies, we discussed how cell phone addiction is a real problem in our world today. Maybe you recognized some symptoms of addiction in your own life. Even if you didn’t, I hope that you will be willing to consider ways that you […]

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 […]

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The Grass is Greener… We’ve all heard the saying, “The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.” This implies that it is far easier to look at what everyone else is having or doing, and think that we would like that better. We have a hard time being truly happy with […]

A Heart for Wisdom
A Heart for Wisdom
April 6, 2017

The Heaviness of Wickedness By Rachel Custer The question was posed by a fellow Christian, a stay-at-home mom of my generation who enjoys social media both to keep up with friends around the world and to stay abreast of basically what is going on in the world at large. While it was voiced to her […]

A Heart for Wisdom
A Heart for Wisdom
February 10, 2017

What Are You Thinking? If there is one thing that I remember from my teenage years, it is this truth that was constantly repeated by my youth pastor: Watch your THOUGHTS; they become FEELINGS. Watch your FEELINGS; they become ACTIONS. Watch your ACTIONS; they become HABITS. Watch your HABITS; they become your LIFESTYLE. You can […]

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