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 […]

A Heart for Wisdom

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 […]

A Heart for Wisdom
A Heart for Wisdom
December 12, 2016

“Character versus Personality” Do you think you really know someone that you have only ever corresponded with on the internet? Or have you ever seen something that someone has shared or said online, and it doesn’t seem to match who you have perceived them to be? “Being somebody” online can be tricky. There is first […]

A Heart for Wisdom
A Heart for Wisdom
October 3, 2016

“Appetites” An appetite is, “a natural desire to satisfy a bodily need,” but can also mean “a strong desire or liking for something.” Appetites, in and of themselves, are not wrong. In the strictest sense of the word, our appetite for food is what makes sure that we eat and stay alive, but we all […]

A Heart for Wisdom
A Heart for Wisdom
August 9, 2016

Starving for Wisdom Never before in history have we had so much information available at the click of a button. I, like many others of my generation, can Google questions all day long. I’m curious about a bird, so I Google it. I need to know how to get somewhere, so I Google it, and […]

A Heart for Wisdom
A Heart for Wisdom
July 20, 2016

Blessings of a “PK” Childhood Perhaps it is just the season with Mother’s Day and Father’s Day; perhaps it is the fact that my husband and I will soon welcome our first son into the family; but I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how I was raised. Some people might say that my childhood […]

A Heart for Wisdom
A Heart for Wisdom
April 5, 2016

Building Up With Social Media It isn’t hard to imagine how you can use social media in a negative way. We all see examples of that every day! But sometimes, we need a little push to remember that we can use social media in a positive way, to build up and encourage those that we […]