A Heart for Wisdom

The Grass is Greener… We’ve all heard the saying, “The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.” This implies that it is far easier to look at what everyone else is having or doing, and think that we would like that better. We have a hard time being truly happy with […]

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 […]

A Merry Heart
Merry Heart
June 9, 2017

South Africa Part 1 Recently we, my husband and I had the privilege and opportunity to travel to South Africa and visit dear friends and missionaries. There is SO much to share about our trip, and there are so many people asking for the details that, rather than showing photos and explaining everything a 100 […]

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 […]

Whether Ye Eat or Drink

Whether Ye Eat or Drink By Cindy Chaney Overwhelmed. It is a feeling we have all experienced at some point. Recently, I was doing some research, and after many resources and much reading, I realized that there is a lot of information out there about what should be excluded from our diet, and what should […]

A Heart for Wisdom
A Heart for Wisdom
April 6, 2017

The Heaviness of Wickedness By Rachel Custer The question was posed by a fellow Christian, a stay-at-home mom of my generation who enjoys social media both to keep up with friends around the world and to stay abreast of basically what is going on in the world at large. While it was voiced to her […]

Keepers at Home
Keepers at Home
April 6, 2017

Painting 101 By Susan Belcourt It seems like spring is a great time to freshen up rooms, and painting is an easy, rather inexpensive tool to make a room look better.  I’d like to give you some very basic principles concerning painting.  After you have painted for awhile, you will get your own groove. BUT […]

Train Up A Child
Train Up A Child
April 6, 2017

The Power of a Mother By Barbara Russell I will never forget the first time I realized the powerful influence I had as a mother over my children.  It was both humbling and frightening. I noticed if I got angry, so did they.  If I was a complainer, so were they. If I was negative, […]

Daughters of Virtue
Daughters of Virtue
April 6, 2017

The Roller Coaster Ride By Grace Custer Do you like to ride on roller coasters?  I must confess that they- and other “wild” rides- terrify me!  I am not exaggerating!  Whenever I have been “talked into” riding on a roller coaster, I am just sure I will die before the ride is over!  (Now you […]