A Heart for Wisdom
A Heart for Wisdom
February 4, 2019

There are many stories in the Bible that follow a similar theme: A person comes to a critical point in their life, and they decide they are going to trust the Lord. They make their decision, set their resolve, do something that proves they are trusting the Lord… and then everything just seems to get […]

Good Things
Good Things
February 4, 2019

Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee.” Psalm 143:8 A few years ago, a friend (young enough to be my granddaughter) and I decided that we would hold one another […]

A Merry Heart
Merry Heart
February 4, 2019

I’m going to BLOW YOUR MIND…ready for it? I’m NOT going to write about the cold weather, North Dakota winters, or the Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival!   Determined not be predictable or take the easy way out by writing what is on everyone’s mind: THE RIDICULOUSLY COLD WEATHER, I tapped my computer pen on my […]

Ornament of Grace
Ornament of Grace
December 4, 2018

The Story of Christmas The stars were beginning to appear in the ever darkening night sky.  As they twinkled above the Judean hillside, the coolness of the soft, dusky air enveloped the slightly hunched figure of a tiny young woman as she inched her way forward.  The donkey on which she was riding was dependable […]

Whether Ye Eat or Drink
Whether Ye Eat or Drink
December 4, 2018

Proverbs 31:20 says, “She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.”   “I’m too busy.” “I don’t have time.” “I’m tired from all the rushing around I did today.” Does this sound familiar? Have any of you ever said anything similar to this? I have, and […]

Keepers at Home
Keepers at Home
December 4, 2018

Let’s Repurpose! Many years ago when Far Above Rubies was first published, I often did a “craft” article. But, to be honest, at my age, my desire to do “crafts” has waned!  My house does not need ONE MORE craft!  In fact, every rummage sale I have, I do “due diligence” to get rid of […]

Train Up A Child
Train Up a Child
December 4, 2018

Consistently Inconsistent By Malissa Custer Life is busy.  Chaotic.  There is always a valid excuse for letting something slide.  Recently, the kids all got a wicked cold – the worst I’ve ever seen.  When my kids get sick, I get really soft about quite a few things.  I don’t require them to clean their plates, […]

A Heart for Wisdom
A Heart for Wisdom
December 4, 2018

“She Believed” There’s a phrase that I see popping up on social media quite often that gives me pause and always makes me think twice. “She believed she could, so she did.”   I understand the sentiment behind this statement, and for some things in life, there is a lot to be said for just […]

A Merry Heart
A Merry Heart
December 4, 2018

I clicked, “post.” After posting my congratulations to my son on his great…uh…accomplishment, I was muddled with amazement; why did I not know about this holiday? I wondered if I would have learned about, “Chris Day” without facebook? I had no idea there was a “Chris Day.” Then an alarming thought settled into my foggy […]

Ornament of Grace
Ornament of Grace
August 6, 2018

MY LEAP OF FAITH I’ve had many challenges in my life. It is safe to say most of them are ones I neither chose, nor warmly embraced. We all prefer “smooth sailing,” but life is not perfect. Every day, things come up that are not ideal: things I’d rather not have to face. We call […]