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Train Up a Child
April 18, 2018

Built-in Best Friends Malissa Custer Every day, we have some sort of conversation about how to be a friend. Be unselfish. Be a good sport. Don’t be bossy. Don’t lose your temper. Don’t be proud when you are better. Know that we are all different and good at different things. When annoying things happen, don’t […]

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, […]

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 […]

Keepers at Home
Keepers at Home
December 18, 2017

HOW TO GET WHAT YOU WANT! Did that title get your attention? As you think about that statement at this time of year, you could probably list a dozen or more things you might want. Hmmm let’s see: how about a pair of boots, a new pair of earrings, or a new chair for your […]

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 […]

Train Up A Child
Train Up a Child
October 8, 2017

My Thoughts on Raising a Respectful Teenager – Part 2 By Barbara Russell Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands. Prov. 14:1 When I was raising my children, I pictured myself “building a house.” In my last article, I focused on my children when they were infants […]

Keepers at Home
Keepers At Home
October 5, 2015

GOOD MANNERS PART II So, are you practicing manners with your kiddos? I’ve been able to be the “manner police” for my neighbor girls! They learn quickly, and I notice they are using their manners. On their own, they even used their manners at Sam’s Club, when given a sample. Make it fun and teach […]