Ornament of Grace
Ornament of Grace
August 6, 2018

MY LEAP OF FAITH I’ve had many challenges in my life. It is safe to say most of them are ones I neither chose, nor warmly embraced. We all prefer “smooth sailing,” but life is not perfect. Every day, things come up that are not ideal: things I’d rather not have to face. We call […]

Ornament of Grace
Ornament of Grace
June 9, 2018


“I Will Help Thee”
 Do you know how it is to wake up in the morning and feel like the day is already over, because it is packed so full, that you hardly have time to think? In anticipating a busy week ahead, have you ever felt as if you were about to slide into […]

Ornament of Grace
Ornament of Grace
April 18, 2018

THINKING RIGHT I was probably about six or seven years old, when I first heard it. As a child, I recall being so struck by the simplicity of this now familiar verse, that I memorized it on the spot! Philippians 4:13 says, “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” I have always […]

Ornament of Grace
Ornament of Grace
February 8, 2018

BEAUTY FROM ASHES It was a bitterly cold January night. The thermometer registered 18 degrees below zero. Normally, my husband and I ride together to church, but on this particular Sunday night, we drove separately. That explains why he found himself home alone when tragedy struck. Taking pity on our pets, who stayed in the […]

Ornament of Grace
Ornament of Grace
December 18, 2017

Why I Love Christmas Editor’s Note: This article was printed in Far Above Rubies several years ago. While I am no longer in this stage of life, many of you readers are. To these mothers I say, “Do you understand the privilege you possess to mold and shape young lives?” Do your best and do […]

Ornament of Grace
Ornament of Grace
October 8, 2017

A Father’s Love Editor’s Note: Life is often full of problems, trials and many fears. For the child of God, this should be a journey that brings us into closer and sweeter fellowship with our Heavenly Father Who loves us unconditionally and Who has promised to carry our every burden. Although I wrote this article […]

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 […]

Ornament of Grace
Ornament of Grace
June 9, 2017

A Stroll Down Memory Lane It has been many years since we’ve been back. Admittedly, until the opportunity came along to travel to that part of the country, it had been awhile since I’d thought much about those days! I was so young, back then! I went off to Bible college when I was only […]

Ornament of Grace
Ornament of Grace
April 6, 2017

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?   By Grace Custer The clock is ticking. Minutes, days and weeks are passing! Whether rich or poor, young or old, every person is given the same number of minutes in every hour, and the same number of hours in every day. When my allotted time is used up, my […]

Ornament of Grace
Ornament of Grace
February 10, 2017

WORDS “Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.” Psalm 19:14 We’ve all heard the familiar phrase, “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words can never hurt me.” Perhaps you chanted those words to a school yard […]

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