A Merry Heart
Merry Heart
August 11, 2015

Fishing Fishing! Yup, that’s what I said—fishing. And yes, with the permission of our editor, that is what we will be discussing in this brief tutorial, on how to land the elusive “Walleye:” Whether you’re pitching crank bait or Lindy rigging with a bottom bouncer and leech harness, these finicky eaters are masters at eluding […]

A Merry Heart

Sisters Karen Peach—that’s my name, but it wasn’t always—it used to be Karen BUCK. Never was anyone SO thankful for the custom of adopting one’s husband’s name. This being said, having formerly been a “Buck” makes me one of “THEM!” There are 5 of “them”…us…and dysfunction is what we attain to. Someone had the bright […]

Good Things

June 2015 About a year ago, the Lord impressed me to put my thoughts on paper, put the past behind me, and seek His will for whatever He has for me to do with the rest of my life. Those thoughts later became the contents of another article for Far Above Rubies. To say that […]

A Heart for Wisdom

Discretion “As a jewel of gold in a swine’s snout, so is a fair woman which is without discretion.” Proverbs 11:22 This is always the first verse that comes to mind when I think of the word, “discretion.” The idea of putting a beautiful piece of gold in the nose of a pig is an […]

Train Up A Child

TRUE CONFESSIONS I feel drained and emotional. It’s 1:37 in the morning and it is silent in the house. The washer is humming and the dishes are drying. The toys are put away and the toilets are cleaned. At the end of a day like today I feel inadequate, I don’t feel spiritual, and I […]

Keepers at Home

Grateful, Thankful and Blessed I feel, just as the title communicates, having had the father I had. I think about him often and miss him daily. Some days- like Father’s Day, his birthday, and my parents’ anniversary- cause me to miss him more. In August, it will be 3 years since he passed away. He […]

Whether Ye Eat or Drink

Applesauce Oatmeal Muffins It was going to be a busy day. Plans were made for the afternoon to decorate at the church for a bridal shower. Since I was going to be out, I had planned on doing a few errands before heading over to the church. Then came a call from someone asking if […]

Ornament of Grace

Choose Joy I stood to my feet as the invitation hymn began. The message had pierced my heart. It’s true, I told myself. Probably because of the “busyness” of life, I had not been spending enough time with the Lord lately and I was feeling the distance. “Prone to wander Lord I feel it. Prone […]

Ornament of Grace
Ornament of Grace
April 5, 2015

Making A Difference An anguished hush hung in the room.  The only light there was, entered from a small window in the wall behind the place where a lifeless body, wrapped in burial clothes, lay on a mat on the floor.   The women who crowded into the upper chamber that day were clutching an […]

Good Things
Good Things
April 5, 2015

The hardest day of my life was my husband’s 75th birthday on May 23, 2011.  At 8:17 pm that day, life as I knew it vanished forever – that is when God called Jack home.  Yes, he had cancer; yes, he had been in the hospital for over 2 weeks with pneumonia; yes, the doctor […]