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September 30, 2019

It's time to say good-bye . . . .

We are sad to say good-bye to all of our wonderful writers, readers, and followers, but it is time for RUBY to move on to other projects.

RUBY magazine has been a great resource for Christian women as they serve the LORD in their homes and with their families. When RUBY magazine began over 10 years ago, there were not a lot of online resources for Christian women. But now there are so many other inspiring resources available online for each one of you.  

In the past year we have realized that the ministry of RUBY is not reaching a wide enough audience, nor is it receiving the support and promotion that is needed to continue publishing the magazine.
We are grateful to our RUBY writers who have been faithful in submitting inspirational articles each month . . . they have meant so much to this ministry.

A very special THANK YOU goes out to Theresa Begin at Shoestring Elegance, our editorial assistant,as well as Sharmelle Olson, our administrative assistant. Your hard work, dedication and commitment to the ministry of RUBY is so appreciated!

There have been many others over the past 10 years who have participated in the ministry of RUBY that I can't name them all, but you know who you are and we are grateful to all of you. THANK YOU!

The RUBY blog and Facebook groups will no longer be active by October 5, 2019. Please email me with any questions. If you would like to purchase previous copies of RUBY magazine on Amazon, they will still be available. 

I will continue to blog at Vintage Mama's Cottage, so I hope you will stop by and see me there!

Much love to you all,

NEW EMAIL ADDRESS: vintagemamascottage@gmail.com 

September 24, 2019

"Advice from My Dad" by Joan Leotta

“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)

September 16, 2019

"Crazy Emotions" by Melissa Sturt

“But I don’t feel like doing that!” my child whined in my ear for the hundredth time. “That’s too bad...you have to do it anyway,” I replied.  As I said these words this particular time, I felt the good

September 12, 2019

"A Day like Any Other" By Carol Palmer Nugent

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

Now Accepting Submissions for the October 2019 issue of RUBY magazine!

We are now accepting submissions for the OCTOBER 2019 issue of RUBY magazine. 

Check out our submissions page for all the details!


September 9, 2019

"A Journey to Grace" by Kelly Kavich

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

"What a Friend We Have in Jesus" by Joseph M. Scriven Hymn Story by Diana Leagh Matthews

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

Here's the September 2019 issue of RUBY magazine!

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!