Whether Ye Eat or Drink

A Well Balanced Meal I was picking up my two youngest children from a friend’s house after a day of working at the Christian school. As usual, they cheerfully climbed into the van, and we began the typical questions regarding how their day had gone. This particular day when asked what they had had for […]

Keepers at Home
Keepers at Home
August 11, 2015

What is it? Some people have it.  Everyone should do it.  It’s most often a result of good training. It’s never wrong to do. It’s usually noticed- more so when it’s lacking. It’s lovely. It’s kind. It’s polite. Have you guessed yet?  It’s MANNERS! Do you ever observe bad manners and think, “What is wrong […]

Train Up A Child
Train Up a Child
August 11, 2015

Military Mom I’ve been described as a no-nonsense kind of mom. Military style, even! When I heard that for the first time, I brushed it off, but when I heard it from more than a few people I decided I had better park there for a while and decide if that is who I want […]

A Heart for Wisdom
A Heart for Wisdom
August 11, 2015

Why You Might Need a “Facebook Fast” I recently went on a “Facebook fast.” It was an unintentional fast, brought on partly because of busy life and partly because I was away from home and my computer. It started before I even left home, since I was going through my phone and deleting apps that […]

Good Things
Good Things
August 11, 2015

What Do You Do All Day? “What do you do all day?” That was the question asked by one of our 13-year-old granddaughters one Sunday afternoon. This was not an unusual query, in light of the fact that I have been retired for almost nine years after working for twenty-seven years for the public school […]

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 […]