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July 31, 2019

RUBY magazine August 2019


July 26, 2019

"Treasured Memories" by Nancy Frantel

“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

"Six Sweet Strawberry Recipes" by Nina Newton

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.

"How Firm a Foundation" by Diana Leagh Matthews

Hymn Stories by Diana Leagh Matthews
The New Year is upon us, bringing new beginnings and new hopes and dreams for the future.

“Laundry Love Note” by Nancy Frantel

Beloved, let us love one another because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. ─ I John 4:7 (NRSV)

“Mending a Broken Heart: Faith to Guide Me through Pregnancy after Miscarriage” by Sophie Anderson

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.

"Old-Fashioned Orange Pineapple Fluff Recipe" by Nina Newton

We finally did it! With all the activity around here the past several weeks (months!) I’ve had a hard time getting anything done other than the million and one things that were screaming at me from my To-Do list. 

But, you wouldn’t know anything about that, I’m sure . . . . between the extra activities that came with end-of-the-school-year events, graduation, college preparation (did I mention filling out about a thousand forms, all asking for the same information?????), kids being sick, getting ready for the graduation open house, and general day-to-day things like paying bills and doing laundry, I frequently run out of time or energy to cook.

July 22, 2019

“A Goal Without a Plan is Just a Dream” by Nina Newton

According to financial expert and author Dave Ramsey, “A goal without a plan is just a dream.”

"Celebrate All Things Blueberry!" by Nina Newton

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!

” A Beautiful Way to Organize Your Space” by Theresa L Begin

Have you ever created something for yourself around your house that you think nothing of, only to hear all of your friends and family exclaim how much they love it?

"Love in a Bowl" by Cynthia Knisley

Today the soup crew arrives, arms filled with bags of herbs, cans of broth and beans, and bundles of fresh veggies. Two friends will bring soup pots and one a huge cutting board; each brings a favorite

"Seeing With My Heart" by Pat Jeanne Davis

John and I should be celebrating our twentieth wedding anniversary, but it looked like there would be no celebration.  We were spending three weeks with John’s family and friends in England and

"Weeds…UGH!" by Shara Bueler-Repka

I hate weeds! When I see “pull weeds” on my list of chores, I cringe—‘cause, boy, do we have a lot of ‘em!  I think every species of weed God ever created lived on our place.

An excerpt from "When Valleys Bloom Again A Novel of World War II" by Pat Jeanne Davis

Jolie Fontaine
Main Line Philadelphia
Summer 1942

July 17, 2019

"The Greatest Comfort" by Sharon Patterson

There are many special memories of my mother although she left us far too soon at age 44.

"The Long Reach of VBS (Vacation Bible School)" By Joan Leotta

July is more than summer picnics and fireworks for the Fourth and French food for the Fourteenth (Bastille Day)—well, it used to be. 

"The Star-Spangled Banner Hymn Stories" Diana Leagh Matthews

Happy 4th of July! In celebration of our country’s birthday, let’s learn more about our national anthem.

"Farfalle with Spinach-A Reminder that God is in Charge of Our Plans" by Joan Leotta

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

July 15, 2019

"Amazing Recipes from Marilyn's Treats" by Marilyn Lesniak

Marilyn Lesniak of Marilyn’s Treats has so generously shared some of her amazing recipes from her blog with us so that we can pass them along to you. Be sure to visit her at Marilyn’s Treats for even more of her amazing recipes!