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)
September 18, 2019
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September 12, 2019
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!