“Is your mother going to come after you?” The words surprised me, but I quickly recovered. “No, I have my own car,” I replied. I was cleaning my parent’s house and it was my mother who asked the question. I had suspected Mom’s problem was more serious than the small strokes and Parkinson’s that had […]
Thorns of trials. Thorns of affliction. Thorns of adversity. Thorns of all kinds. Thorns pricking. Briers sticking. Thistles piercing. Pricking thorns of… * abuse * divorce * addiction * a lost job * failing health * loss of a home * financial disaster * a friend’s betrayal * a teen making bad choices The enemy […]
There are many special memories of my mother although she left us far too soon at age 44. Life had been a struggle for her most of her early years from the Depression, World War II, and epilepsy to name a few. Despite hardship and struggle, Mother carved out some very precious memories for me not only as a little girl who loved coming home to a huge stack of the most delicious oatmeal raisin cookies. ( I knew how to eat an entire row of them so as not to divulge the exact number consumed!)
Can you believe it’s already May?!? We are so excited to see the spring flowers blooming and hear the birds chirping outside the kitchen window in the mornings. This issue of RUBY magazine is packed with inspirational articles and poetry, devotionals and short stories, Mother’s Day craft ideas and recipes, and our monthly feature, the […]
Can you believe it is almost May already? I'm looking forward to the warmer days of spring and summer (although it has still been kind of chilly and rainy here the past few days, I'm hopeful that it will warm up soon!), and all of the creative projects we can do outside in the warmer months.
Here is a pretty reminder of all the beauty of spring in the May 2019 printable calendar we created for you this month. If you would like to use this pretty calendar on your blog or website, just right click on the image and "save as" to your computer. Then you can upload it anywhere you want!
Easter is the most important holiday in the Christian calendar. Teaching your little ones about the Resurrection of Christ as the central point of our religion can seem more daunting than involving those same little ones in Christmas. After all, everyone can understand the birth of a baby, and the giving of gifts to celebrate, […]
Wishing Away Winter – Hope of Spring by Jeanne Doyon As much as I love the beauty of fresh fallen snow, too much winter makes me pine for spring. Living in New England has its attractions:
Gorgeous fall days
Bright colors as the leaves change
Welcome to the season when we prepare our hearts to celebrate Easter! As we remember the death, burial, and resurrection of our LORD Jesus Christ, join us as we read through the Scriptures that tell the story. Kristy at Organic Christian Living has graciously shared her "He is Risen" 30 Day Bible Reading Plan with us. We hope this will encourage you to be reminded every day this month of just how much God loves you.
April 2019 Calendar from The Cottage Market
I love to create a new calendar page each month for RUBY magazine! But sometimes I discover other bloggers who have created amazing calendars. Many of them also design a bunch of other great stuff for you, too! Then I have the opportunity to introduce you to them and their work. This gorgeous April 2019 calendar page was created by Andrea at The Cottage Market. Stop by and visit her! You'll find that she has a TON of printables including a matching To Do list, Shopping list, and Note page.