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Verse for Today

"I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go; I will guide thee with mine eye." Psalm 32:8

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Recipes Galore: Taste of Thanksgiving #4

Today, we make our last stops in fellow-bloggers' kitchens.

We start by traveling over to Miriam's kitchen where we find a recipe for

Easy Sugar Cookies
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The next kitchen we drop into is owned by Jenna, where we find many delicious recipes.
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Pumpkin Muffins with Cream Cheese Filling

Pumpkin Scones with Spiced Glaze


I hope that you have enjoyed browsing through these recipes as much as I have had in finding them and sharing them. Our kitchen will be closed for December, but come back in January, and if God allows, we will have more recipes to share with you.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Our Next Topic . . . Choose!

"Vote" for our next topic. We love your input, so be sure to check our side-bar for the next topic month!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Join Us In December . . .

Join us next month as we open God's Word and discover some of the Names of Jesus. We are thrilled with this study and pray that you will be blessed by it.

If you have any personal studies that you have done on a name of Jesus Christ, please share them with us:

Saturday, November 26, 2011

A Week of Thanksgiving! (Day 7)

“And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also
Ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.”
Colossians 3:15
Today, I am thankful for . . .
 Ability. The mere fact that I was able to get up and walk is an amazing gift from God.

Don’t stop counting your blessings today! Keep a journal of the blessings God gives you every day. Next Thanksgiving, review your list of 365+ things to be thankful for!

Friday, November 25, 2011

A Week of Thanksgiving! (Day 6)

“Oh that men would praise the Lord for His goodness,
and for His wonderful works to the children of men!
And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving,
And declare His works with rejoicing.”
Psalm 107:21
Today, I am thankful for . . .
Freedom. I have the freedom to go to church, read my Bible, and pray without anyone threatening. Oh, how grateful I am for religious freedom!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

A Week of Thanksgiving! (Day 5)

“Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs,
Singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;
Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father
In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Ephesians 5:19-20

Today, I am thankful for . . .
Ministry. The fact that God can use someone like me always amazes me!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Recipes Galore: Taste of Thanksgiving #3

Today we visit two more young ladies' kitchens.

Here is a recipe from Lindsey's kitchen:

Molasses Cookies:
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And several recipes from Gabby's kitchen:

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Almond Cream Cake
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Peach Cobbler
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And then, visiting another large recipe box, My Recipes, we find:

Pecan Square
Pecan Squares Recipe

Basic Cranberry Sauce Recipe

Mini Apple Crumb Cakes Recipe

Apple-Cinnamon Bundt Cake Recipe

Glazed Pumpkin Cookies Recipe

Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

I hope you again enjoyed our glance through recipes! If you have any to share, there is one more week with these delightful collections. Email me at

Every-other-month at

A Week of Thanksgiving! (Day 4)

“Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving
let your requests be made known unto God.”
Philippians 4:6
Today, I am thankful for . . .
My family. Though we are all far from perfect, God has given us all the desire to serve Him and live for Him. I honestly have a wonderful family.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

A Week of Thanksgiving! (Day 3)

“I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving,
and will call upon the name of the Lord.”
Psalm 116:17

Today, I am thankful for . . .
All that God uses to grow me to be more Christ-like – the good things as well as the bad. Painful though it might be at times, God has used even the difficult times to help me grow closer to Him.

Monday, November 21, 2011

A Week of Thanksgiving! (Day 2)

 “In every thing give thanks:
For this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”
1 Thessalonians 5:18

Today, I am thankful for . . .
God’s Word. God has used it so much in my life this year to show me where I have failed, to encourage me, to convict me, and to guide me. It is indeed the road-map for life.

A Week of Thanksgiving! (Day 1)

“Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise:
Be thankful unto Him, and bless His name.”
Psalm 11:4

Today, I am thankful for . . .
God – for His love, His grace, His mercy, His faithfulness, His power, His strength, and my list could go on and on. He is continually showing me just how great He is and how much I truly need Him in every part of my life.

Friday, November 18, 2011

A Week of Thanksgiving!

Feel free to copy this photo and use for your own blog!!

I know many girls have challenged their readers with 31 days of thanksgiving, but I thought that we would add to the thankfulness challenges with a simple week of thanksgiving here at Rubies Like Ruth.

Starting Sunday, November 20, 2011, I challenge you to daily list things for which  you are thankful– especially things that have taken place since last Thanksgiving. But do not just list them. Stop and lift up a prayer to God, thanking Him for the extra blessings He has bestowed on you this year.

Ideas to help you:
     ~Post the your thankfulness on your blog (you do not have to include our photo)
     ~Write your thankfulness on an index card, decorative paper, or whiteboard in your room
     ~Post it on Facebook (if you have an account)
     ~And, we would be honored if you slipped by every day and shared your thankfulness with us via comments

We look forward to you joining us for this time of reflecting on God’s blessings.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Recipes Galore: Taste of Thanksgiving #2

Today we stop by Haley's kitchen for a nice

And then we'd like to sample a few dishes from another massive recipe-box: Taste of Home.

Apple Cranberry Relish
Apple Cranberry Relish Recipe

Butter Pecan Pumpkin Pie
Butter Pecan Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Crunchy Pumpkin Dessert Squares
Makeover Crunchy Pumpkin Dessert Squares Recipe

Creamy Broccoli Casserole
Makeover Creamy Broccoli Casserole Recipe

Fruity Turkey Salad Pita
Fruited Turkey Salad Pitas Recipe

Pumpkin Gingerbread Trifle
Pumpkin Gingerbread Trifle Recipe

Pumpkin Pie Dip
{Note: I have personally tried a recipe very similar to this and it is d-e-l-i-c-i-o-u-s!!}
Pumpkin Pie Dip Recipe

Would you like for us to link to your fall recipes on your blog? Contact us at

Monday, November 14, 2011

Psalm 145

In my devotions the other day, God really used this chapter to speak to me. I encourage you to slowly read through it and reflect on all the amazing qualities it lists of our Heavenly Father. ~Ana Renee

Photo by Amanda T.

1    I will extol thee, my God, O king; and I will bless Thy name for ever and ever.
2    Every day will I bless Thee; and I will praise Thy name for ever and ever.
3    Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and His greatness is unsearchable.
4    One generation shall praise Thy works to another, and shall declare Thy mighty acts.
5    I will speak of the glorious honour of Thy majesty, and of Thy wondrous works.
6    And men shall speak of the might of Thy terrible acts: and I will declare thy greatness.
7    They shall abundantly utter the memory of Thy great goodness, and shall sing of Thy righteousness.
8    The LORD is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.
9    The LORD is good to all: and His tender mercies are over all His works.
10   All thy works shall praise Thee, O LORD; and Thy saints shall bless Thee.
11   They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom, and talk of Thy power;
12   To make known to the sons of men His mighty acts, and the glorious majesty of His kingdom.
13   Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and Thy dominion endureth throughout all generations.
14   The LORD upholdeth all that fall, and raiseth up all those that be bowed down.
15   The eyes of all wait upon Thee; and Thou givest them their meat in due season.
16   Thou openest thine hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living thing.
17   The LORD is righteous in all His ways, and holy in all His works.
18   The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon Him, to all that call upon Him in truth.
19   He will fulfil the desire of them that fear Him: He also will hear their cry, and will save them.
20   The LORD preserveth all them that love Him: but all the wicked will He destroy.
21   My mouth shall speak the praise of the LORD: and let all flesh bless His holy name for ever and ever.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

In our Mouth or our Heart?

By Ana Renee

“. . . Thou art near in their mouth, and far from their reins.” Jeremiah 12:2b

In modern Christianity, there is a “Christian lingo.” We work hard to talk and act like we think Christians should.

One must go further than a simple lingo, though, and ponder the heart. We might easily deceive others into thinking that our life is alright and with a little practice, become fluent in the Christian lingo. But we cannot deceive God. He does not simply look for us to sound good. He wants us to give Him the reins of their life, and have Him close in our hearts.

Is your Christianity just a lingo, or is it an issue of the heart?

Additional Verses:
Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men: Isaiah 29:13

And they come unto thee as the people cometh, and they sit before thee as my people, and they hear thy words, but they will not do them: for with their mouth they shew much love, but their heart goeth after their covetousness. Ezekiel 33:31

This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. Matthew 15:8

They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate. Titus 1:16

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Recipes Galore: Taste of Thanksgiving

For November, we are doing something special for "Bake on Wednesday." Instead of posting single recipes, we thought that it would be fun to post links to other bloggers' recipes!!

The first kitchen we stop by is owned by Angel:

Pumpkin Cake
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The next homey kitchen we step into is owned by Johanna

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You might also enjoy some recipes from the massive recipe box of

Cranberry Pecan Cake Recipe

Do you have recipes to share with us? Email us at

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