Train Up A Child
Train Up a Child
June 9, 2018

Angry Baby By Malissa Custer Those cute, chubby cheeks are adorable.  Those impish smiles are distracting.  Those belly laughs are intoxicating.  With each new word and trick, your parental pride grows.  Those are the healthy feelings of a devoted and doting parent, making it all the easier to ignore their difficult times.  I’m not going […]

A Heart for Wisdom

5 Things to Quit… Or Replace? Every day, we are bombarded with messages from our current culture. Some of these are out-and-out lies, and we recognize those, but often the sentiment is just a little more subtle. There is a truth to what is being said and it sounds good, but it must be balanced […]

Good Things
Good Things
June 9, 2018

Good Things
 Editor’s Note- This month we are reprinting an article, written by a very faithful member of Bible Baptist Church. Almost 20 years ago, I asked Mrs. Evelyn Brazee to share some of her life experiences with the readers of Far above Rubies. Her memories reveal character lessons learned and a glimpse into her […]

A Merry Heart
Merry Heart
June 9, 2018

Laughter, the Best Medicine She’s been at it again—my sister…Robin. I’m wondering how old the average, Far Above Rubies reader is? How many of you remember Reader’s Digest book/magazine? They had various humor sections that were made up of real stories, experienced by readers and submitted for publication. My sister could have gotten rich if […]

Ornament of Grace
Ornament of Grace
April 18, 2018

THINKING RIGHT I was probably about six or seven years old, when I first heard it. As a child, I recall being so struck by the simplicity of this now familiar verse, that I memorized it on the spot! Philippians 4:13 says, “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” I have always […]

Whether Ye Eat or Drink

Proverbs 31:16 “She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.” Spring is here! (Or for those of us living in ND/MN, it is just around the corner … I think). It is time to start planning our gardens. What will we plant this year? Where will […]

Keepers at Home
Keepers at Home
April 18, 2018

Do You Clean These? No matter how much cleaning I do on a “regular” basis, there are some things that just don’t get cleaned as often, but still require some good old-fashioned scrubbing. With the beloved Spring  Cleaning  opportunities coming upon us, here are some areas that you might not clean as often as other […]

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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 […]

A Heart for Wisdom
A Heart for Wisdom
April 18, 2018

Self-Pity and the Pansy Maybe it’s the time of year (will this winter ever end?) or the fact that I was mostly housebound with sickness in the family for a few weeks, but suddenly it seemed like everyone else was going somewhere, doing something, having fun and I wasn’t.  Disappointment loomed and before I knew […]

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, […]