September 24, 2019
9 “Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? 11 If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!
Matthew 7:9-11 New International Version (NIV)
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It was the spring of 1969—a day like any other day, the sun rising to melt the dew off the fresh green grass, a gentle breeze stirring the leaves, the fragrance of lilacs in the air. Yes, it was a day like any other for the rest of the world, but not for me. This was the day when my plans for a loving, normal, marriage and family came to an end and my hopes and dreams were shattered—for that was the day when he first hit me.
September 10, 2019
We are now accepting submissions for the OCTOBER 2019 issue of RUBY magazine.
Check out our submissions page for all the details!
HERE ARE A FEW IDEAS FOR ARTICLES FOR OCTOBER
September 9, 2019
So many times we fail, and we look to others for their approval and praise. We want tangible items to say we have succeeded and found the treasure of life.
However, in truth, this goal is not what the Lord has set as a success.
For Him, success is a life that is spent at His feet seeking Him and allowing Him to grow us and change us no matter how painful the process may be.
My life began 40 years ago, born to a young man and woman who would go on to serve God in full-time ministry. I was the third of four children, and the first girl.
When I was five years old, I would stand outside our home that was on a busy street in Indianapolis and raise my hands singing and praising the Lord. My little five-year-old thought process was that maybe someone would see and want to know Jesus too.
September 8, 2019
Imagine your life held so much sadness and tragedy, that you willingly decided to take and live a vow of poverty. In our day and age, this seems extreme, but it is the story of the author to the hymn, “What a Friend We Have in Jesus.”
The lyrics were penned by Joseph M. Scriven in the mid-1800s. Mr. Scriven longed to bring comfort to the mother who gave him life in 1819s Banbridge, Ireland.
He had not seen his mother in over a decade when word reached him at his Canadian home that she was ill. Sitting at his desk, he must have thought back over the events that separated him from his mother.
September 2, 2019
The September 2019 issue of RUBY magazine features inspirational articles and poetry, devotionals and short stories, book reviews, and our monthly feature, the Kids' Korner with a story just for the young people in your family.
You won't want to miss "A Journey to Grace" by Kelly Kavich, "God's Waiting Room" by Lisa J. Radcliff, and "A Day like Any Other" by Carol Palmer Nugent. This month's hymn story by Diana Leagh Matthews is about "What a Friend We Have in Jesus" by Joseph M. Scriven.
"Advice from my Dad" by Joan Leotta is a reminder to stay focused and pay attention to what is going on around us, and "I am the Bread of Life" by Gloria Doty offers encouragement for our daily walk with the LORD.
There are so many great resources for you and your family in this issue of RUBY magazine - inspiration, encouragement, short stories, testimonials, poetry, and book reviews. Don't miss it!
NOW AVAILABLE IN PRINT!
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“…I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” - John 10:10
Oh, no! Watch out roses. Gene has a shovel…. Gene, my husband, enjoys growing rose bushes. However, he is an impatient gardener. When the bushes don’t begin leafing out in the spring as he believes they should, he replaces them.
August 13, 2019
Here's a great opportunity for you to re-evaluate and focus on getting healthy . . . we're joining Katherine, from Katherines Corner for her Healthy Habits Giveaway!
(This is the first of three articles from Stan Popovich. Stay tuned to Ruby Magazine for parts two and three in the near future!)
Do you ever get stuck into that vicious cycle of worrying where you get overwhelmed with worrying and fearful thoughts? In return, this creates more panic and worry and eventually you can’t function because you are a basket case.
As the author of a managing fear book, I struggled with fear, anxiety, and stress for over 20 years. Eventually, I was able to overcome the endless cycle of fear and anxiety. Here is a brief summary of what I did to get better.
August 10, 2019
August 8, 2019
“Don’t race those horses!” my dad hollered through the screen door.
His warning faded with every hoof beat. His voice drifted away with the breeze as Babe and I rode side by side with my best friend, Mary, and her horse, Bolt.
August 4, 2019
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“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.”James 1:17 (ESV)
While recently searching through several boxes of old family photos, I came across a surprise.
July 24, 2019
This year we are planting just ONE tomato plant (in a container on our deck), and a few strawberry plants in pretty hanging planters. Last summer I saw a cute hanging planter made from two white colanders that I thought would be really pretty filled with red impatiens . . . or strawberry plants. But it was the middle of the summer by that time, and I already had our yard and garden project finished for the year, so I decided I’d wait.
Hymn Stories by Diana Leagh MatthewsThe New Year is upon us, bringing new beginnings and new hopes and dreams for the future.
Getting pregnant again after going through a miscarriage should be a joyful experience. It should be the promise of new life with a beautiful baby arriving.
July 23, 2019
Yesterday, I posted some of these images on Shoestring Elegance's Facebook Page and well, let's just say there was far more interest than I had anticipated in my use of the Lemons that came with my
July 22, 2019
This month’s recipe collection features all things blueberry. Whether you want to make an old fashioned blueberry pie or try a couple of new, more adventurous recipes with the bountiful blueberry crop this time of year, you’ll find so much creative inspiration from some amazing bloggers. Check out the original posts where we found these blueberry recipes and be sure to tell them that RUBY sent you!
July 20, 2019
In December, at the funeral of President George H. W. Bush, the hymn “Eternal Father, Strong to Save” was sung.
July 17, 2019
Happy 4th of July! In celebration of our country’s birthday, let’s learn more about our national anthem.
Proverb 16:9 In their hearts, humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps. (NIV)Planning is one of my strong points—especially planning vacations. Although asking
July 16, 2019
Katherine Corrigan of Katherine's Corner is a member of the Ruby Blogger Team and has been a friend of Ruby right from the beginning! Her blog, Katherine's Corner, is filled with wonderful recipes, crafts, giveaways, fun and friendship, and of course the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop every week.