A Merry Heart
A Merry Heart
February 8, 2018

I turned the bowl over with something akin to a caress. I traced the flamboyant fruit pattern adorning the wooden bowl with my fingers. My mind traveled back to one of the most treasured memories of my life: a trip to Ixtapa with my mother.  Recently, after my mother experienced a life-threatening health issue and […]

Ornament of Grace
Ornament of Grace
December 18, 2017

Why I Love Christmas Editor’s Note: This article was printed in Far Above Rubies several years ago. While I am no longer in this stage of life, many of you readers are. To these mothers I say, “Do you understand the privilege you possess to mold and shape young lives?” Do your best and do […]

Whether Ye Eat or Drink
Whether Ye Eat or Drink
December 18, 2017

Proverbs 31:14 “She is like the merchants’ ships; she bringeth her food from afar.” While our family was stationed in South Korea for two years, I met an older Korean woman who was just as curious about our American family as I was about the Korean culture. She knew enough English for us to be […]

Keepers at Home
Keepers at Home
December 18, 2017

HOW TO GET WHAT YOU WANT! Did that title get your attention? As you think about that statement at this time of year, you could probably list a dozen or more things you might want. Hmmm let’s see: how about a pair of boots, a new pair of earrings, or a new chair for your […]

Train Up A Child
Train Up a Child
December 18, 2017

Love & Security By Malissa Custer All humans need love. It is part of how we are made. Love and boundaries create security. Order and peace create confidence. One of our biggest goals in parenting should be to produce adults who are well-rounded, can succeed in almost any situation, and can adapt to and work […]

A Heart for Wisdom
A Heart for Wisdom
December 18, 2017

Today, the day that I am writing this, is my dad’s birthday. My dad is such an interesting person with a dynamic personality. There are a lot of people who know my dad, and rarely does anyone forget him. Everywhere I go, I meet people who know my dad! I have so many good memories […]

Good Things
Good Things
December 18, 2017

By Grace Custer I have no assurance of tomorrow. God’s Word says, in Proverbs 27:1, “thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.” Any day within this coming year could be my last day on earth, thus signaling the end of my mortal life. Certainly, this could be the year when our Lord and […]

A Merry Heart
A Merry Heart
December 18, 2017

Christmas…again…already…I allowed myself a deep sigh and then began to contemplate what I was going to buy my husband for Christmas, to show him my undying love and devotion. Why was it soooo difficult to find something special and unique for my sweetie? I began to make a mental gift-idea list: socks. Nothing illustrates your […]

Ornament of Grace
Ornament of Grace
October 8, 2017

A Father’s Love Editor’s Note: Life is often full of problems, trials and many fears. For the child of God, this should be a journey that brings us into closer and sweeter fellowship with our Heavenly Father Who loves us unconditionally and Who has promised to carry our every burden. Although I wrote this article […]

Whether Ye Eat or Drink

Proverbs 31:13- “She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.” When I read about the life of the early American woman, and all that was entailed in feeding and clothing her family, I am very thankful for the industrial and technological progress that has been made since then. Our modern world offers […]