The weekly Favorite Things Blog Hop is a great way to connect with other bloggers . . . . make new friends, learn lots of new stuff, and discover creative inspiration from all around the blogosphere. Here’s your invitation to join us this week for the Favorite Things Blog Hop! Let’s start hopping! Please …
In some ways every time you send a piece of writing to a publisher/magazine you are in a contest with the hundreds of others submitting for the prize of publication. I look at it that way, carefully crafting my work to meet the needs of the readers of that publication and the parameters set out by the editors. After all, if the editors don’t like it, the piece will never reach those readers.
Such an adorable tiny birdhouse to decorate your Christmas tree or add to any holiday display! Be sure to visit Katherine’s Corner for weekly creative inspiration, giveaways, and her Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop.
This is the time of year when we begin to see and hear all of the seasonal preparations for Christmas . . . as described in that well-known holiday favorite song, “the most wonderful time of the year.” Except for those among us who do not find that the holidays are a wonderful time at all.
“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.” The words coming from the fellowship hall’s sound system rang in Melanie’s ear. She walked toward her spot through a crowded room, hauling a large metal table. Today was the annual Christmas bazaar at the town’s Baptist church, and Mel was there to sign copies of a …
Recently, a friend asked me to describe my favorite Christmas memory. I struggled to think of just the right memory, the perfect Christmas. The one that stood out from the rest like a Hershey Kiss in a pile of peppermints.
I searched my mind and heart for memories of Christmases past, from my own childhood all the way to when my kids were small and the wonder of Santa was very magical.
Christmas traditions are a special part of everyone’s holiday season. Here is one of our favorites! Sarah Johnson shares with us her love of one Christmas tradition, “Cookies Galore!” We would love to hear about some of YOUR favorite Christmas traditions so we can share them with the members, readers, and followers of RUBY magazine.
As Christians we have a responsibility to witness to unbelievers, by showing love and respect for one another. God is working through us when we minister to the needy, treat those who are hurting with gentle care, feed the hungry and clothe the poor.
At the start of another new day as the darkness slips away, this is a wonderful time to pray and give thanks for blessings coming your way.
Not everyone will have a happy Thanksgiving…especially this year. Many are out of work; have issues relating to health, children, or family. Some are facing the holiday season for the first time as they mourn the loss of a loved one or as a divorcee. So, what happens to our thanksgiving and praise when our peace disintegrates into chaos?
The truth is that our worth and value can never be found in others, because people will always let other people down. We can never get the validation we need from others because we will always need more validation from more people. And they’re too busy seeking validation from everyone else!
While brightness of the days weaken
the time to reap is near.
The earth begins to sigh and rest
because harvest is here.