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Did We Promise All That?

  Last night at a wedding, listening to the vows, made me think of our wedding. I asked Ron, “did we promise all that?” His reply, “Don’t you remember?” So long ago – but we’ve certainly lived it. Richer or poorer. Sickness and health. Till death do us part.   The last five years have put…

Count Your Blessings

  There was a day when the only thing I had to care for was my ’75 red Mustang. One husband, four kids, and ten grandchildren later – my life is MORE. More complicated. More laughter. More tears. More joy. More pain. More people. More problems. More to pray for. More to love. Just MORE….

Was Jesus a Woman Hater?

What place does God give women in society? Ever since God made Eve, He has created half of the world’s population with two X chromosomes. Jesus gave women a significant place in his life and ministry and He elevated the status of women in Jewish society. Women played an important role in the early church…

Under The Shadow Of Your Wings

Four years ago, my life changed dramatically when my husband, Ron, became too ill to work. I cancelled my upcoming speaking engagements to care for him. When his job was terminated due to his extended medical leave, I stopped writing. I was wordless. For a time, it seemed as if we had lost everything. Looking…

Making Up

“You have what God gave you and what you can do with a lipstick pencil.” –My Modeling Agent, Eileen Ford J. Vernon Magee, an old time radio evangelist, was approached with the question of whether Christian women should wear make-up. He answered, “If the barn needs painting, paint it!” Make-up allows us to accentuate the…

The Days of Small Things

Who Remembers These??  As a child, I loved paint-by-number art kits, because a novice like me could pick up a paint brush and create a masterpiece. First, I painted all the number 1s brown, and then I painted all the number 2s black, and so on… Eventually, it looked somewhat like a kitten. Don’t begrudge…

Do I Live What I Believe?

According to pollster George Barna, nine out of ten Christians fail to live differently than the rest of the world. His research consistently shows that most born again Christians are indistinguishable from non-Christians in their attitudes and behavior. Lord, help this not to be true of me.

Tonya Ruiz

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