FREE Printable April 2017 Calendar

Here is your FREE printable April 2017 calendar, designed and created for Vintage Mama's Cottage, made available to all members of the RUBY community.
"Hello Spring!" FREE Printable

Just for you from Vintage Mama's Cottage - this beautiful FREE printable "Hello Spring!" design. You can save it to your phone or your PC, or print it out for your spring art projects. You can find more fun and creative ideas at Vintage Mama's Cottage.

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Special Occasion Planner and Journal by Beth Brubaker

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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RUBY'S Reading Corner

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.
RUBY magazine ~ APRIL 2017

The April 2017 issue of RUBY magazine is our special EASTER edition! Filled with inspirational articles, short stories, poems, book reviews, and recipes that celebrate spring and the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, you and your family will be blessed by all of the great resources in this issue of RUBY magazine.


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



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Join us for Coffee Break Chat

Please join us on THURSDAY afternoons at 3:00 P.M. CDT (4:00 P.M. EST) 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's coming up this spring. Hope to see you there!


Join us in the RUBY community groups
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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
“Sometimes in the Silence” by Nina Newton
Posted by Sharmelle Olson

James 1:5-6


There are days, I know we all have them, in a brief moment of silence, when we wonder if we are doing everything that God intends for us. Especially as women, we often find ourselves busy, busy, busy with daily tasks that frequently seem endless. Which of course, they are. Because no matter how many times you fix supper, you will have to do it all over again tomorrow. And  laundry. You can do a thousand loads of laundry, and tomorrow there will be MORE laundry.

If you are a mom of any age, if you...Read More

“Seasons & Waiting” by Cassidy Burdge
Posted by Sharmelle Olson

Seasons and Waiting by Cassidy Burdge

Last summer I went on a mission trip and one of my leaders always talked about how life is in seasons and we have to be able to keep up even when the seasons change. I loved what was said, but I never really understood exactly what she meant when she talked about seasons and waiting.

But boy do I now! With school and the change of classes and teachers I would always separate my academic year into seasons. But outside of my academic year I never saw my life as a series of seasons.

Until this...Read More

“Your Country Needs You!” by Carol Hind
Posted by Sharmelle Olson

Your country needs you

Lot chose to live in the country of Sodom and Gomorrah but the inhabitants’ ungodly behaviour vexed his righteous soul. However, if it were not for Abraham’s appeal to God, Lot may well have been destroyed alongside those degenerate souls (see Genesis 18:16-33).

Fast forward to today’s world and I think many of you readers will agree that it has reached a similar state of lawlessness and depravity.

The Bible declares that “ …the whole world lieth in darkness” or “under the sway of the wicked one” (1 John 5:19). Certainly, as...Read More

“Sins vs. Virtues – Part 1: Envy” by Beth Brubaker
Posted by Sharmelle Olson

never envy the success of another woman

Envy is defined as ‘a feeling of discontent and ill will because of another person’s advantages or possessions; a resentful dislike of another who has something that one desires.’

Let’s face it – we’ve all felt envy at one time or another. Joseph’s brothers were so envious of God’s preference and Joseph’s specially made cloak, they sold him to slavers- not exactly the warm-fuzzy family feelings we should have for siblings.

We envy neighbors for their new car, new baby on the way, or that others have more money/influence/things than we do. Envy is definitely not hard...Read More

Mother's Day
Posted by Shirley


RUBY magazine in PRINT!
APRIL 2017
Now accepting submissions for MAY 2017 RUBY magazine
We would like to invite you to send in your inspirational articles, short stories, poetry, book reviews, craft projects, or recipes that celebrate the beauty of spring. Visit the RUBY blog for the details or email
Featured Groups for April 2017:

Please join us in Ruby Holidays and Share your Easter Comments with us.


Please join us in Ruby's Out in The Wild and share your favorite wild animals with us.


Please join us in Ruby Pet Lovers and let share our pet with each other.


Please join us in Ruby's Natures Beauty and Share Your natures beauty Photographs with your stories or share things you have seen/learned about Online.

Life Lessons Prayer and Sermon Journal by Beth Brubaker
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

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.
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"Bring a Cowboy Home" by Gloria Doty
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