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Rosa and the Red Apron by Joan Leotta
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In Joan Leotta's "Rosa and the Red Apron," Rosa helps her mother make cookies for Grandma's birthday party where Rosa receives a surprise gift.Now available from RUBY'S Reading Corner.
Join the Party!

Every week we party! Linky Party, that is, sponsored by Katherine's Corner. We would love to have you join us, link up your latest blog post, and connect with other bloggers just like YOU! Click on the image above to find out more about this week's Linky Party!

Special Occasion Planner and Journal by Beth Brubaker
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Getting ready for a holiday party? You need Beth's new book, The Special Occasion Planner and Journal, to help you get organized! Now available from RUBY'S Reading Corner.
"Just Claire" by Jean Ann Williams

One mother damaged. One family tested. One daughter determined to find her place.

ClaireLee’s life changes when she must take charge of her siblings after her mother becomes depressed from a difficult childbirth. Frightened by the way Mama sleeps too much and her crying spells during waking hours, ClaireLee just knows she’ll catch her illness like a cold or flu that hangs on through winter.

ClaireLee finds comfort in the lies she tells herself and others in order to hide the truth about her erratic mother. Deciding she needs to re-invent herself, she sets out to impress a group of popular girls.

With her deception, ClaireLee weaves her way into the Lavender Girls Club, the most sophisticated girls in school. Though, her best friend Belinda will not be caught with the likes of such shallow puddles, ClaireLee ignores Belinda’s warnings the Lavenders cannot be trusted.

ClaireLee drifts further from honesty, her friend, and a broken mother’s love, until one very public night at the yearly school awards ceremony. The spotlight is on her, and she finds her courage and faces the truth and then ClaireLee saves her mother’s life.

Just Claire is now available from Amazon through Ruby’s Reading Corner.

The Writer's Reverie

Visit Kathryn at The Writer's Reverie for literary inspiration, story telling, and podcasts.

 

 

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The next time you are ordering books from Amazon, please visit Ruby's Reading Corner! Every book purchased through Ruby's Reading Corner helps support the ministry of Ruby for Women, and it costs exactly the same for you.

Ruby’s Reading Corner features books by Ruby authors, as well as a wide-variety of inspirational books, family and parenting, holidays, gardening, Christian fiction, marriage and relationship advice, financial advice, and so much more.
Dear Stay-at-Home Mom

A letter of encouragement to young moms everywhere from Gabrielle Nussbaumer: "Dear Stay-at-Home Mom, You are Awesome!"

RUBY magazine ~ MARCH 2017

The MARCH 2017 issue of RUBY magazine features inspirational articles, short stories, poetry, book reviews, and recipes that celebrate love of home and family, and will bring the joy of the LORD to you heart. I hope you enjoy this issue of RUBY magazine.

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Ruby for Women has been reaching women around the world with words of hope, inspiration, and encouragement since 2010. Our blog and monthly online magazine are free resources for women of all ages, featuring devotionals, short stories, poetry, recipes and crafts, book reviews, puzzles, gardening tips, parenting advice, and children's activities.

We invite you to be part of our growing community of Christian women (and a few men!) who seek to honor God in all areas of life, and especially through our words of blessing for one another. I hope you will join us!

Nina @ RUBY magazine

Join us for Coffee Break Chat

Please join us on THURSDAY afternoons at 3:00 P.M. for our Coffee Break Chat with your friends here in the RUBY community. Just login in here to the community and click on the green tab at the bottom of the screen labeled, "CHAT ROOM." That's it! Let's chat about what you're doing for Christmas. Hope to see you there!

 

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You are invited to join the conversation in the RUBY community groups! So many ways for you to connect with other Christian women and share your day with new friends. Come on over the the RUBY community group page and get started today!

Just click on the image above and get started on your new journey to fellowship and friendship.

What's the difference?

What’s the difference between the RUBY blog and the RUBY community? Join us and find out!

The RUBY blog is a great resource for women of all ages and from every walk of life. We share daily devotionals and inspirational articles by our team of writers from all across the USA as well as several other English-speaking countries.

The RUBY community, however, is the place where you can CONNECT, COMMUNICATE, and SHARE in real time with other women who share your interests, concerns, passions, and values.

In the RUBY community we have groups for all kinds of things! You can connect with other women to chat about your family, your kids and grandkids, your pets, your garden, your favorite recipes or craft projects. You can share your prayer requests with one another and pray together, and you can catch up with the weekly Bible study lesson which is posted each Tuesday.

The RUBY community is an interactive neighborhood for you to find fellowship and friendship across the miles with other women – it’s a GREAT place to discover new opportunities to share the love of God with one another, and uphold each other with words of encouragement and inspiration.

Doesn’t that sound like the perfect place for YOU to hang out? Please join us in the RUBY community today. We’ll be waiting for you!

Featured posts from the RUBY blog
God's Dust Bunnies
Posted by Beth Brubaker

God's Dust Bunnies

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust- God took ashes and breathed, and lo, here we are cruising the Internet and drinking lattes.†

If you think deeply about it, we are God's little dust-bunnies.

Unlike those dust-bunnies under our couches, we were not only given life, but given free will- and a purpose. Dust-bunnies on a mission!†

(plays the ' Mission Impossible ' theme song)

Some of us are busy bunnies, rolling all over the place like tumbleweeds in a tornado, doing anything and everything we can...Read More
Like A Child
Posted by Shara Bueler-Repka

We drove onto the farm and made our way around the silo and haystacks. Distracted by an issue I couldnít seem to find answers for, I stared out the window in silence.
As our horse-hay was loaded, I stepped out of the truck and chatted with the farmerís wife. Her three-year-old granddaughter wandered over and plopped in the dirt at her feet. Suddenly the little girl zoomed in for my attention. Her bright blue eyes danced as she told me about all the ways she played in the mud, the kind of birthday balloons she wanted on October ď25fift,Ē...Read More

"February" by Thea Williams
Posted by Nina

A deceptively warm February 40 years ago saw my beloved father†experiencing a near-fatal heart attack. I can never forget learning, after enjoying an overnight visit with a school friend, how my mom, hands full with three minor children, no job or even driverís license, elected to leave me an extra day in the company of relative strangers while she dealt with the crisis. I remained there, blissfully unaware that my dad lay critically ill as I dressed Barbie dolls.

Fast forward 20 years to February 1991. I shivered on a cold gurney, awaiting surgery which would remove the...Read More

"His Hands" by Alisha Ritchie
Posted by Nina

Donít be afraid, for I am with you. Donít be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious hands. Isaiah 41:10 NLT

On August 24, 1996, I married my soul mate, Brandon, in front of all of our family and friends. As I walked toward him down the long aisle of the church, butterflies swarmed in my stomach. My palms grew sweaty as I realized every eye in the sanctuary was on me at that precise moment. I smiled as I glided along but...Read More

"Sing like the birds . . . " by Cynthia Knisley
Posted by Nina

Change is around us everywhere!† By now the New Year is well underway, and we remember to write 2017 on our checks and correspondence. Our nation has a new leader who has promised all kinds of change that will affect Americans and countless others around the globe. Change in our personal lives occurs, embodying both joy and pain.

Elementary children grow up and move on to middle school. High schoolers begin to drive and date, and before long they select a college and prepare to live independently. Sweethearts decide to marry and newly-weds begin a family. Now that involves...Read More

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Now accepting submissions for APRIL 2017 RUBY magazine
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We would like to invite you to send in your inspirational articles, short stories, poetry, book reviews, craft projects, or recipes that celebrate winter. Visit the RUBY blog for the details or email editor@rubyforwomen.com
Featured Group: Ruby's Prayer Requests

Please join us in Verses and Words of Wisdom and Share your favorite verses and words of wisdom with us.

 

Please join us in Ruby's Book Club and Reviews and list Books you like and have read/books you've written .

 

Please join us in Women Who Blog and let us know how we can pray for you today.

 

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Life Lessons Prayer and Sermon Journal by Beth Brubaker
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Perfect Christmas gift for your friends and family! "Life Lessons Prayer and Sermon Journal" by Beth Brubaker is now available from RUBY'S Reading Corner.
"WHOOSH" by Joan Leotta
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What a fun winter picture book! "WHOOSH" by Joan Leotta would be a great Christmas gift for the little ones on your list this year! Now available from RUBY'S Reading Corner.
Bible Study: Book of Esther

               

Please join us for a new Bible study lesson each week on the Book of Esther. Each lesson is from the study guide, "I am Esther," by author Carol Peterson. CLICK HERE to follow along as we discover how Esther was called and chosen by God for His work among her people.

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