Train Up A Child
Train Up a Child
December 12, 2016

The Aged Woman By Barbara Russell Somewhere along life’s road, I graduated from the “Young Woman” to “Aged Woman.” It hasn’t been that many years ago when I was the young wife and mother, gleaning from “Far Above Rubies.” Oh, how I remember reading the article “Keepers At Home,” and the writer stating, “Ladies, it […]

A Heart for Wisdom
A Heart for Wisdom
December 12, 2016

“Character versus Personality” Do you think you really know someone that you have only ever corresponded with on the internet? Or have you ever seen something that someone has shared or said online, and it doesn’t seem to match who you have perceived them to be? “Being somebody” online can be tricky. There is first […]

Ornament of Grace
Ornament of Grace
December 12, 2016

Growing in 2017 Don’t we all love a newborn baby? Whether boy or girl, there is just no other creature that is so sweet, so soft, and just so very precious as a brand new, hours-old infant! We women enjoy discussing their traits and observing which family members the child “takes after,” etc. While it […]

A Merry Heart
Merry Heart
December 12, 2016

To gift or not to gift, THAT is the question—and as always, I have the answer! Have you ever handed a gift to someone with excitement and anticipation- after you took great care and time to find, select and wrap the gift you finally knew was perfect- only to watch them tear open the paper […]

A Merry Heart
Merry Heart
October 3, 2016

“HONK, HONK, HONK!” What a forlorn sound the honking of the goose is this time of year! Each Spring, my sense-of-well-being swells when I hear the familiar calls from the bright, cerulean sky as the Canadian Geese make their way home in typical “V” formation! Their annual appearance brings the promise of warmer weather and […]

Good Things
Good Things
October 3, 2016

When a “Nothing Book” becomes a “Something Book” By Jill Skalicky A “Something Book?” What’s that? I asked that question many years ago, when a friend told me she was adding to her “Something Book.” This is how she explained it: starting with a blank notebook that had side pockets, she would jot down ideas, […]

A Heart for Wisdom
A Heart for Wisdom
October 3, 2016

“Appetites” An appetite is, “a natural desire to satisfy a bodily need,” but can also mean “a strong desire or liking for something.” Appetites, in and of themselves, are not wrong. In the strictest sense of the word, our appetite for food is what makes sure that we eat and stay alive, but we all […]

Train Up A Child
Train Up a Child
October 3, 2016

Stuff By Barb Russell After I was married and had 3 children, my house became smaller and smaller. I am not a packrat, but I found that just clothes, shoes, toys, books, and baby items can really pile up! I heard a missionary wife tell her story about how she left for the mission field […]

Keepers at Home
Keepers At Home
October 3, 2016

Color me Beautiful Many, many years ago (maybe 30), I was invited to an afternoon coffee at a friend’s house to participate in a Color Me Beautiful session. Some of you may remember hearing about this way of selecting the most flattering clothing colors. In this particular “beauty session,” the lady draped us with fabrics […]

Whether Ye Eat or Drink

Editor’s Note- Although this month’s article does not contain a recipe, it does give very helpful suggestions for training children’s eating habits and teaching them to appreciate different kinds of foods!   “Mommy, what are these crunchy things in my food?” “I don’t like this green stuff.” “This is slimy; I can’t eat it.” “The […]