Good Things
Good Things
April 18, 2018

Lately, I have been thinking about the name of this particular section of “Far Above Rubies,” because the notion of “good things” can mean different things to different people. It can also represent a common thread for all of us.  Who has not, at one time or another, used the phrase, “It’s a good thing, […]

Good Things
Good Things
February 8, 2018

Music has always been a very special part of my life. I started piano lessons when I was nine years old and continued to do so through the 9th grade. Music is very important to me. Several years ago, I wrote an article about how the Lord made me aware of the fact that my […]

Good Things
Good Things
December 18, 2017

By Grace Custer I have no assurance of tomorrow. God’s Word says, in Proverbs 27:1, “thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.” Any day within this coming year could be my last day on earth, thus signaling the end of my mortal life. Certainly, this could be the year when our Lord and […]

Good Things
Good Things
October 8, 2017

“What if you woke up today with only the things you thanked God for yesterday?” Those are the words I saw printed on a sign in a local retail store when I was on a shopping “mission” recently. The plaque was not on my list of needs, nor did I purchase it, but it did […]

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 […]

Good Things
Good Things
June 9, 2017

A few months ago, as I was going through my files (as I do each year) and throwing out papers no longer needed, I came upon the file of articles I had written for the first volume of Far Above Rubies. It occurred to me that what I used to write about were usually things […]

Good Things
Good Things
February 10, 2017

Love and Largesse I am a “word nerd.” Yes, I like words. I like that they can stimulate mental imagery, help define who we are, express a thought. I like that sometimes, they can be so odd or foreign, that a dictionary definition is needed to be able to understand how the word was used! […]

Good Things
Good Things
October 3, 2016

When a “Nothing Book” becomes a “Something Book” By Jill Skalicky A “Something Book?” What’s that? I asked that question many years ago, when a friend told me she was adding to her “Something Book.” This is how she explained it: starting with a blank notebook that had side pockets, she would jot down ideas, […]

Good Things
Good Things
August 9, 2016

What are expectations? Something you are anticipating; something you presume will be; something you can count on. We expect obedience from our children. We expect a promise to be kept. We expect springtime and harvest, summer and winter. All are legitimate expectations, and there are many more. However, “I really expected better of that individual,” […]

Good Things
Good Things
July 20, 2016

My husband and I were blessed with three children, three wonderful in-laws, and eight grandchildren. We thoroughly enjoyed our family. Our three children were born within three years and four months, so there were busy times, but they were happy times. It was so rewarding, when they started giving us grandchildren. We thought “all the […]