A Merry Heart
Merry Heart
August 6, 2018

“This Summer is Simply Flying By!” “Tell me about it! Where does the time go? I have more things to do than I have time for; I’d like a little time to enjoy the summer. It’s really the best season for time travel.” We’ve all heard this exact conversation countless times. Well! It’s time for […]

A Merry Heart
Merry Heart
June 9, 2018

Laughter, the Best Medicine She’s been at it again—my sister…Robin. I’m wondering how old the average, Far Above Rubies reader is? How many of you remember Reader’s Digest book/magazine? They had various humor sections that were made up of real stories, experienced by readers and submitted for publication. My sister could have gotten rich if […]

A Merry Heart
A Merry Heart
April 18, 2018

It’s been 8 months of winter and Spring is FINALLY here! In North Dakota, this means that temperatures are finally above zero and we can start to enjoy the No rattlesnakes. No tarantulas. No cockroaches. No hurricanes. The things we don’t have to deal with, that used to cheer me, placate me no longer! In […]

A Merry Heart
A Merry Heart
February 8, 2018

I turned the bowl over with something akin to a caress. I traced the flamboyant fruit pattern adorning the wooden bowl with my fingers. My mind traveled back to one of the most treasured memories of my life: a trip to Ixtapa with my mother.  Recently, after my mother experienced a life-threatening health issue and […]

A Merry Heart
A Merry Heart
December 18, 2017

Christmas…again…already…I allowed myself a deep sigh and then began to contemplate what I was going to buy my husband for Christmas, to show him my undying love and devotion. Why was it soooo difficult to find something special and unique for my sweetie? I began to make a mental gift-idea list: socks. Nothing illustrates your […]

A Merry Heart
A Merry Heart
October 8, 2017

What’s in a name? South Africa-Part 3   What’s in a name? Apparently, in South Africa, a lot. As you can imagine, South Africa is full of unusual sights, sounds and experiences. When visiting, you are delighted, but not surprised, when a monkey races over to your picnic table, deftly opens a pack of sugar […]

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 […]

A Merry Heart
Merry Heart
June 9, 2017

South Africa Part 1 Recently we, my husband and I had the privilege and opportunity to travel to South Africa and visit dear friends and missionaries. There is SO much to share about our trip, and there are so many people asking for the details that, rather than showing photos and explaining everything a 100 […]

A Merry Heart
A Merry Heart
April 6, 2017

By Karen Peach   It’s THAT time! Yes! THE time! Yes! Spring Time? NO!! It’s April Fools time! I’m not the expert my sister Robin is (see last April’s “Merry Heart”), so instead of my own pontification, I will use just a few examples of successful hoaxes pulled off by some unlikely offenders, in hopes […]

A Merry Heart
Merry Heart
February 10, 2017

I found myself pondering animal psychics. It was one of those afternoons; I was working on the computer all morning, staring at the blue of my screen, zoomed in doing some detail work on some portraits. After removing hundreds (yea, thousands) of blemishes, tucking chins, straightening teeth and removing wrinkles (I should be making at […]

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