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Mary Did You Know?

posted by Ruth Graham

At church on Sunday a lovely young, very pregnant woman sang a solo of “Mary Did You Know? That song has become one of my favorites. But it caused me to think – what did Mary know? We aren’t given […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

posted by Ruth Graham

All my children and most of my grandchildren have gathered. I love it. My two 19 year old grandsons could not come due to work schedules and my one son-in-law works for UPS so this is his busy season. My […]

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How to Pray for Enemies

posted by Ruth Graham

God tells us to pray for our enemies. Even to love them. That is impossible on our own. Seeing the photos and news reports from Paris makes my blood boil and I want to bomb our enemies into oblivion. I […]

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Choosing Our Battles

posted by Ruth Graham

I may get in trouble here… I have watched the news concerning the couple in Washington State that refused to bake a wedding cake for a same sex couple getting “married”. I watched the news reports on the elected Clerk […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

posted by Ruth Graham

Have a fun day reflecting on the many blessings you enjoyed this year!

Worth Dying For

posted by Ruth Graham

Our freedom is not free. It was purchased and is preserved by those serving in our military. They believed that our freedom was worth dying for. Our freedom is a beautiful thing. The world envies it. But we treat it far […]

Come and Worship

posted by Ruth Graham

“Rise. O Church, and lift your voices, Christ has conquered death and hell. Sing as all the earth rejoices;  Resurrection anthems swell. Come and worship, Come and worship,  Worship Christ the Risen King!” Hallelujah! He is risen! He is risen […]

Easter or Christmas?

posted by Ruth Graham

How many of you have heard it said, “Easter is them most important date on the Church calendar”? I know I have. But it bothers me. How can we make a value judgment? You can’t have Easter without Christmas. And […]

Night Time Prayer in Light of the Verdict

posted by Ruth Graham

We all grieve that a young man died and another’s has been forever alterted. There is no happy ending here. Two mothers grieve. Two families have lost. And yet there are those who refuse to let them grieve in peace. The […]

In Defense of Marriage

posted by Ruth Graham

I am offended by the Supreme Court’s ruling this week. The great King David of Israel said, “Forever, O Lord, Thy word is settled in Heaven…” (Psalms 119:89) God’s word has told us that “He created man in His own […]

He is Risen!

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Hallelujah! 

Silence in Heaven

posted by Ruth Graham

The 8th chapter of Revelation, verse 1 says, “And when He broke the seventh seal there was silence in heaven for about half and hour.” Think about that. All through Revelation up to this point we have been told that […]

Lance Armstrong

posted by Ruth Graham

Earlier this week I wrote about the desire that we all want to be fully known and understood. It was prompted by Jodie Foster’s comment at the Golden Globes. Many of us live in fear that if we are known […]

Why?

posted by Ruth Graham

I have watched the news with profound sadness and real questions. Questions are good and natural at such a time. Anger too. Wow. There is just not much to say at such a time. But I think of the message […]

Historic Storm – Does It Mean Anything?

posted by Ruth Graham

Wow! We are being hit with an historic storm of major proportions. Apocalyptic? That word has been used. It is an important question to ask. What is going on? Have we ever seen so many troubling things at one time? Everything […]

Who Am I?

posted by Ruth Graham

Well, now you know a little bit about being Billy Graham’s daughter! It is part of what I am, not who I am. I get a kick out of the way people view me – as if I don’t live […]

Sexual Revolution

posted by Ruth Graham

  I am posting a reprint of Cal Thomas’ commentrary for the The Washington Examiner. While it is not my writing it is somehting to think about. When women complain about men who can’t commit, they can thank — or […]

Update on My Father’ Health

posted by Ruth Graham

Many of you have heard in the news that my father is in the hospital. He was admitted Saturday night – actually Sunday morning early – for a bronchial infection. It isn’t life threatening but at 93 any issue is […]

Individual Responsibility

posted by Ruth Graham

Recently there are those that think when a child’s team plays a sport they all get a trophy so no one will feel left out. They are all treated the same, those that played hard and those who sat on […]

Olympic Uniforms

posted by Ruth Graham

We were informed this week that the uniforms that our wonderful athletes will wear to the Olympic games in London were made in China. There was an outcry in this country – as well there should be. Majority leader of […]

50 Shades of Gray…Pornography

posted by Ruth Graham

The book, Fifty Shades of Gray, and the sequels are best sellers. I will state up front that I haven’t read them. I have read the reviews and watched Ellen DeGeneres’ spoof  on reading it for the audio version. From […]

Freedom!

posted by Ruth Graham

We celebrate our freedom this week with all sorts of travel, family time, picnics, fireworks and all manner of festivities. Have a safe and wonderful time. Our freedom is not free. It was bought with blood. We dare not take […]

What is Happiness?

posted by Ruth Graham

I went to visit my father for Father’s Day. We had a great time. While there I was reading a book on Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip. I ran across this quote on happiness from Dr. Anthony Clare: “Happiness is […]

Fully Known

posted by Ruth Graham

I was in Riverside, California two weeks ago. I spoke to the women of Sandals Church on Saturday and then the pastor, Matt Brown, “interviewed” me during the Sunday morning services – incorporating it into his sermon for Mother’s Day. […]

The cat and the Israelites!

posted by Ruth Graham

I have had another blog site which I have enjoyed – it is more personal. But for some unknown reason the address for it does not work. It is the same blog host as this one and I am doing […]

Books that Inform

posted by Ruth Graham

A book that recently came my way is Indivisible by James Robison and Jay W. Richards. It is a good read. The have “put the  hay down where the cows can get it”. With all the many voices clamoring to […]

Trashy Public Discourse

posted by Ruth Graham

I don’t know about you but I am so tired of the trashy, inelegant public discourse. It’s not limited to Republicans or Democrats; liberals or conservatives – they just happen to be the noisiest right now. I was listening to […]

The Oscars and Acting

posted by Ruth Graham

Well, the long anticipated prize show is over. All the oscars have been awarded to well-deserving people. I have yet to see The Artist but did get to see The Help and Iron Lady. In my book, they were both very […]

Valentine’s Day and loneliness

posted by Ruth Graham

When you are alone at Valentine’s it’s the pits! The day after Christmas the stores begin hawking Valentine cards, candy, decorations…Everything is about romance and couples. Even the Animal Planet is about couples. Maybe you’d like to go to a […]

How’s it going?

posted by Ruth Graham

I have been off line for several days. It’s sort of nice to have to do things the “old fashioned” way. It’s hard to remember a time when we didn’t have the Internet and e-mail. Last time we talked about […]

Good Intentions and Regret

posted by Ruth Graham

Well, it’s that time of year…time to make resolutions. New Years’ resolutions are famous for breaking them. We have this notion that if we make resolutions we will loose weight, exercise, stop drinking, slow down, volunteer, spend less… if only […]

A Hallmark Christmas?

posted by Ruth Graham

  Does your house look like this? The carols are playing on the stereo. There is a blazing fire on the hearth – with extra split logs neatly stacked nearby. Snow is gently falling outside. All the Christmas cards and […]

The Transparency of Christmas

posted by Ruth Graham

I have been blogging about transparency. As we approach Christmas, and we read the all too familiar Christmas story what strikes me is that it is full of transparency. Mary was pregnant out of wedlock – a situation that could have […]

Herman Cain and transparency

posted by Ruth Graham

Politics is on everyone’s mind. By November 2012 we will be sick of it. The election process seems to drag on from election to election with no break. I don’t know about you, but Herman Cain seemed to be an […]

Learning Authenticity

posted by Ruth Graham

This morning as I was watching the news the reporter was talking politics…he was discussing different candidates – one in particular that speaks very bluntly and authentically. My ears pick up at that word: “authentically”. The reporter said people in […]

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posted 4:28:04pm Feb. 08, 2016 | read full post »

Mystery
I love a good mystery. When I travel I always take one along to read - it's a form of escape for me. Some of my favorite mystery writers are Ted Bell, David Baldacci, Clive Cussler, John Grisham, James Paterson. As a matter of fact, last night I ...

posted 12:43:04am Jan. 24, 2016 | read full post »

Our Future
I think I shared with you last year that I decided to read through the Chronological Bible in 2015. I did. I heartily recommend it. The year's reading ends in Revelation. With all the tragic news of 2015, all the uncertainty, all the ...

posted 3:46:32pm Jan. 06, 2016 | read full post »

New Year Plans
We are entering a new year. We may have plans, goals, and resolutions but have we stopped to invite God into the process? It is good to plan the year. Ask Him meet us in it – to dwell with us there. That’s not only a good thing but a wise ...

posted 5:51:19pm Dec. 29, 2015 | read full post »

When God is Silent
It had been a long 400 years of silence. Malachi had been the last “official” word from God. Now the silence was deafening. Life went on but where was God? Did He care? Did He leave them? Did He forget them? Had He washed His hands of them? ...

posted 12:42:43am Dec. 22, 2015 | read full post »

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