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Nancy Campbell

Nancy Campbell

Nancy Campbell is an internationally known author, speaker, and authority on Biblical Motherhood and Family.


Called to the encouragement and lifting up of wives, mothers, and women throughout the world as Director of the Above Rubies Ministry, she is the author of 6 books, as well as,  numerous teaching CDs and several DVD's.


As author and publisher of the Above Rubies Magazine with a circulation of over 130.000 issues per printing, this wonderful magazine is provided at no-cost to subscribers in over 100 countries around the world.


Ministering to wives, mothers, and women with Godly counsel and encouragement, this magazine is a God-send to many. Nancy often speaks at numerous women's seminars and retreats throughout the year also.


Believing God’s plan for mothers is "building godly generations", she seeks to impart God’s truth to the next generation and their children too.


Nancy invites you to study all of the materials offered and to thoroughly comb the website for articles and stories that will encourage, motivate and build up your desire to fulfill God's plan for your life.

CannotSilentThe following is a writing from my granddaughter, Meadow, which she wrote on her Facebook. I would love to share it with you. I know you will be blessed . . . .

I have decided to make another exception to post something political. On second thought, I think it's bizarre that this is a political topic, because once upon a time, both parties would never have even considered that this would become a political issue . . . So, let's not call this a political issue. This is a basic human's right issue.

I am sharing this after being inspired to see so many of my brothers and sisters in-Christ stand up for something many of us believe in . . . Life.

I have always been passionate about the topic of pro-life. And I know plenty of others who are, too, but sometimes I wonder if God placed this issue to be so strong in my heart so that I would especially defend it. This has been a topic I am willing to stand up for, despite being criticized . . . which I have been plenty of times.

The most bizarre criticism I can think of, is was when one woman angrily compared me to Hitler because I was apparently forcing my opinions onto others (this is when I wrote a pro-life article that was comparing the abortion holocaust to the original holocaust and it was shared on a public fan page). But I can only laugh at the absurdity of that statement, while at the same time, be saddened by her opinion.

Another bizarre time was when I realized that pro-choice people who were getting abortions saw people like me who were there to persuade them to choose life, as their enemies. They would have been thrilled to see us arrested (though, we were doing nothing illegal). I remember feeling baffled and hurt at that realization. I was there to peacefully show that I cared and wanted what was best for them and their children. But I was despised for it. I'm not saying this to make you feel sorry for me, but to show the persecution that can come from defending life.

I know what many pro-choice people like to say . . . pro-life people do too much talk and no action. But I have nurtured this cause by writing articles, writing a pro-life song, recently filling out an application to counsel at a pregnancy crisis center (even though I don't know if anything will ever come out of that) . . . and by personally going to an abortion clinic several times to try to talk to women out of getting abortions. But I know that there is much, much more that we need to do.

People would like to argue that I don't really know what those women are going through, so I have no right to judge them. But I have seen first-hand some of those women at their most vulnerable moments.

People say that many people get abortions because they are too poor, I watched couples arrive at the clinic in fancy cars.

People say that women get abortions because it is their choice. I have seen a woman drive away from the clinic in tears because she must have felt like that was her only “choice.”

People say that the man has no say in the matter when it comes to abortion. I have seen a father fall to the ground paralyzed in the parking lot at the abortion clinic, because his girlfriend was about to murder his child and he didn't know how to stand up for the child. He was rushed out in an ambulance. After that the woman chose life.

I have seen people literally laugh at the fact that they were about to kill a baby. I've seen people be in total outrage that we would dare tell them what they're doing is wrong (one man threatened violence). I've seen people be so self-conflicted and torn about whether or not it was really the choice they needed to make.

I've seen people turn around from the clinic and choose life.

I know that some of them were struggling to ignore their conscience that murder was wrong. I know that there were demons in that facility . . . I felt the darkness. Sometimes the weight of the darkness was so heavy in that place that I would be so depressed while I was there and even awhile afterwards.

I am sharing all of this to show you what I have seen. Please don't tell me that I am ignorant and don't know where other people are coming from. If you look at the statistics from a study in Florida, most abortions don't happen due to rape or because the mother's life is in danger. They mainly happen because the baby is somehow interfering with the mother's life.

Have you ever considered why mothers turn on their own babies? The connection between a mother and her baby is one of the most powerful things that God ever created. It is something beautiful by God's design . . . and Satan hates what God loves.

God created the womb to be the safest place in the world for a baby to grow in . . . so Satan has tried to turn the womb into a grave.

God created a mother to live her life for her baby and be willing to give her life for her baby . . . so Satan has deceived mothers into thinking they should live for their own lives and even take the lives of their babies.

God created men to be protectors and defenders of women and children . . . so Satan has tried to push men to use women, leave them, and neglect their own children.

God created families to love and take care of each other, and be the foundation of a strong nation . . . so Satan has tried to weaken families and our nation by trying to prevent children from being born in the first place.

This is not a war against pro-choice people. This is a war against the darkness of the world. This is a war against serving the idol called "Pro-choice" that devours human sacrifices. This is something that not only needs to be changed in the government, but more importantly, in the hearts of men and women.

Many people are defending the rights of women and people of other races. But if we are really fighting for equality, that means we should fight for the rights of ALL people . . . including the unborn.

This is not an issue we can tolerate with silence. Everyone has a right to live.

MEADOW HALL (Pearl Barrett’s daughter).

Meadow, who is now married to Kendall Hall, is in charge of Social Media for Trim Healthy Mama.

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PourOutBring this promise before the Lord for your children!

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FilledMiraclesNever forget the amazing miracles that surround you in your home. Each child God gives you is unique and special. A unique person who has never lived in the history of this earth before, and never will again. They are one of a kind, designed by our Creator. God gives each one special gifts to use for Him to glorify His name. What a privilege to encourage them into God's plan and destiny.

~ Nancy

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Dear mother, you are in the perfect will of God as you mother your children in your home!

ServingGod

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ANewWordI love new and interesting words. The other day my sister introduced me to a new word, “perspicacity” meaning “the ability to understand things and make accurate judgments, to have discernment.” We certainly need this virtue in this day of such deception.

However, the word I have for you today is a Greek word, “spoudazo.” You pronounce it “spoo-dad-zo.” I like the sound of it, don’t you? I think your children will love saying it too. And it has a great meaning.

It comes from 2 Peter 1:10: “Give DILIGENCE to make your calling and election sure.” The word “diligence” means “to use speed, to be prompt, to make an effort, to be earnest, labor, study.”

I think we could helpfully add this word to our family vocab, don’t you? This word teaches our children how to do their daily chores—not haphazardly, not complainingly, not dragging their feet, but instead as quickly as they can and putting their full effort into it.

Why not teach this word to your children? Get them saying the word aloud. Get them saying it all together at breakfast time as you start the day. It’s fun to say. When you ask them to do something, remind them to do it with SPOO-DAD-ZO!

If you as the mother, and each of the children embrace this word with everything you do throughout the day, can you imagine the fun? The change in attitude? The efficiency that will come to your home?

This word applies to our spiritual and practical lives.

Be blessed. Nancy Campbell

MORE SPOO-DAD-ZO SCRIPTURES:
Ephesians 4:3; 2 Timothy 2:15; Hebrews 4;11; and 2 Peter 3:14.

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CHOOSE LIFE! It's always the right decision!

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QFeminieDear ladies, As our humanistic society seeks to become more and more genderless, I feel it would not be out of order to read another article about femininity. Here is another one for you today.

QUINTESSENTIALLY FEMININE
http://tinyurl.com/QuintessentiallyFeminine

May you be blessed. Love from Nancy

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FullyFemalejpgDear ladies, Continuing the thoughts on my post yesterday, MY HEART GRIEVES, regarding the Women’s March (which was not actually a march for womanhood, but everything that is opposite to womanhood) I thought I would give you some positive words.

I hope you can take the time to look up this article called FULLY FEMALE which speaks about God’s plan for females. I think it is very important for us all to know what God says about femaleness considering He is the One who created us, don’t you?

FULLY FEMALE
http://tinyurl.com/FullFemale

Love from Nancy Campbell
Painting by Zula Kenyon (1873 – 1947, American)

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HeartGrievesI felt very saddened as I read and saw pictures of the Women’s march on Saturday. How grieving to see so many beautiful young women protesting, and yet deceived. Why were they marching? It began as an anti-Trump rally, but became a liberal, feminist rally to stand up for their female rights. And yet they stood against them. Madonna even disclosed that she considered blowing up the White House.

Instead of standing for all that is female and beautiful, they angrily held up banners picturing vaginas and private female parts, demanding abortion and gay rights. They are furious that Trump wants to defund Planned Parenthood that sells body parts of precious babies murdered in the womb.

Most of the signs are too vulgar to print, but a few milder ones:
“My body, my choice.”
“Fempire strikes back.”
“We are the granddaughters of the witches you could not burn.”

A beautiful little girl held up a placard “Trust Women” from the “Reproductive Freedom for All.” She is being deceived from childhood.

“My uterus is private property.” I beg your pardon? Why do they proclaim such a sign? Of course, it is private property within the protection of marriage. But they have turned from God’s original plan. If only I could tell them how God’s plan for His female creation brings joy, protection, and blessing. Instead they reject purity and reap heartache. They reject marriage and miss the glorious joys and fulfilment of a committed, faithful marriage. Many reject children and miss the greatest joys a woman can experience. They stand for womanhood and reject what womanhood is all about.

I know many have been hurt through unfaithful husbands and perhaps even abusive fathers. But many are just brainwashed. They don’t know that God is jealous for His female creation. That’s why He is so strong when he talks about widows and the fatherless. God wants to protect women. And when women and children do not have the protection of a godly man, look out. God is on their side and look out those who tamper with them. Psalm 68:5 says; “A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in His holy habitation.” Read more Scriptures at the end of this post and you’ll see how He feels.

But these women want their rights without men. They hate men. They protested against “stereotypes” (God’s eternal plan for a male and a female), “traditionalism” (committed marriage relationship), “sexism” (discrimination against women based on sex). This is the very root of deception. Because God created us female, this is who we are. To reject it and to be otherwise is to reject the destiny of our lives. To embrace our femaleness (which includes marriage and motherhood) is to walk in the destiny our Creator has designed for us.

They protest against “Marginalization” (to treat a group as inferior). God does not marginalize women. He lifts them up to the highest status. His plan protects women. It does not leave them vulnerable. This nation doesn’t marginalize women. They have every freedom they want. They even have the freedom to murder their babies and turn to the abominable lifestyle of homosexuality. What more do they want? What are they really protesting about? Do they really know. I don’t think so. I think they are confused.

God, our Creator loves these women. I pray that He will come in supernatural ways to show them His love and His truth and bring them into the fullness and liberty of true womanhood and femaleness. Will you pray too?

Love from Nancy Campbell

SCRIPTURES OF HOW GOD FEELS ABOUT THE WIDOWS AND FATHERLESS
Exodus 22:22-24; Deuteronomy 10:18; 14:29; 16:11, 14; 24:17, 19-21; 26:12, 13; 27:19; Job 22:9,10; 29:11-16; 31:16-22; Psalm 10:14, 17, 18; 68:5, 6; 82:3; 146:9; Proverbs 23:10, 11; Isaiah 1:17, 23-25; 10:1-3; Jeremiah 5:28, 29; 7:6, 7; 22:3-5; Ezekiel 22:7, 14; Zechariah 7:9, 10; Malachi 3:5; Matthew 23:14; 1 Timothy 5:3; 5:8, 16; and James 1:27

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MakeMemories2Go to the following link:

http://aboverubies.org/…/2324-family-meal-table-make-memori…

Painting by Polina Luchanova

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ChildBookWhat does it mean to be a friend? The dictionary says that a friend is “a person whom one knows and with whom one has a bond of mutual affection.” We love to spend time with a friend, don’t we? Because our husband is our best friend, we’d love to spend all our time with him, if we could. Some of the synonyms for friend are companion, soul mate, familiar, intimate.”

A question: Are you friends with the Bible? Do you know it like you know you best friend? Is it your soul mate? Or are you a stranger to it. Yes, you consider yourself a Bible believing Christian, but how well do you know it?

What about your children? Do you teach them to be friends with the Bible?

God says in Hosea 8:12: “I have written to him the great things of my law, but they were counted as a STRANGE THING.” God has written great things to us. Beautiful things. All we need to live this life at every moment and in every situation. And yet we are often very unfamiliar with what He says. We don’t live in the fullness of our salvation because we don’t know all that God has provided for us.

I remember a fellow New Zealand friend of mine telling me about her brother in New Zealand. He purchased some land that he thought would enable him to provide for his family. Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough to provide and so he just used it for a hobby farm. After about ten years he decided to sell. At this time he discovered he owned more land than he thought—land that was fertile and lush and would have provided totally for his family. He missed out because he didn’t know he owned it!

My heart is often grieved when I find so many Christian young people are not familiar with God’s Word. They know more about sports and movie stars than they know of God’s Word. They have been brought up in the church, even home-schooled, but they are not BEST FRIENDS with God’s Word.

Dear mother, we pave the way. Is God’s Word your best friend? You can’t go without it. You’ve just got to get it into your soul. It’s your life and sustenance. You love spending time in it. It’s only when God’s Word is your best friend that you can introduce this best friend to your children—a best friend they can have for life.

Blessings today from Nancy Campbell

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CountBlessingsSometimes your life feels overwhelmed with problems. You are constantly sighing and complaining. Dear mother, stop for a moment, and start counting your blessings. Praise the Lord for each one. Start with the little ones you take for granted. And keep going.

Never forget to thank Christ for His wonderful and eternal salvation that He has given us. I love to thank Him every morning and every evening as we pray together as a family. I never want to let a day go by when I don’t thank Him for His death upon the cross for me.

And of course, don’t forget each of your precious children. Each one is a very special blessing. I notice that when I receive Christmas cards from friends and family that many send them with pictures of their family. They don’t send Christmas cards with pictures of their home, their car, or any of their material possessions. They proudly display the children God has given them. They are our GREATEST BLESSINGS!

Thank God for every blessing today.

Love from Nancy

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BirdsHoverDid you know that Arab refugees in Israel only began identifying themselves as part of a Palestinian people in 1967, nearly twenty years after the establishment of the modern State of Israel?

Did you know that the Jews have had a continuous presence in the land of Israel for well over 3,000 years?

Did you know that Jerusalem is mentioned over 800 times in Bible, but not once in Koran?

Jews pray facing Jerusalem, but did you know that Muslims pray with their backs toward Jerusalem?

King David founded the city of Jerusalem, but did you know that Mohammed never came to Jerusalem? And what does the Bible say about King David’s reign in Jerusalem which is the forerunner of Jesus’ reign forever and ever? Look up: Psalm 89:4, 29, 34-37; Isaiah 9:6, 7; 24:23; Jeremiah 33:14-22; Micah 4:7; Luke 1:32, 33; and Hebrews 1:8.

Here’s a link for more information: http://www.targetofopportunity.com/palestinian_truth.htm

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TimeOfLife2The Bible speaks about “the time of life” which relates to us as women. Every month we are blessed with a “time of life.” It is the time of ovulation during our monthly cycle, which can last from five to seven days. This is the time of the month when we can conceive; when we are able to receive life from God.

We read about this in Genesis 18:10 where God says to Abraham: “I will certainly return unto thee according to the time of life; and lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son.”

We know of course that Sarah was past the time of childbearing. She didn’t believe that such a thing could happen and so God speaks again the second time! Verse 14 says: “Is any thing too hard for the LORD? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son” (verse 14).

I believe that God restored Sarah’s cycle so that she could ovulate again and therefore God was able to come and visit her during her “time of life.”

Our “time of life” is also a time of “visitation” from God. We read again about Sarah’s conceiving in Genesis 21:1, 2: “And the Lord VISITED Sarah as he had said and the LORD did unto Sarah AS HE HAD SPOKEN (in Genesis 18:10, 14). For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him.”

We read also of God visiting Hannah and giving her children. After Hannah had taken Samuel to live at the temple because she had dedicated him to the Lord, 1 Samuel 2:21 says: “And the LORD VISITED Hannah, so that she conceived, and bare three sons and two daughters.” She was blessed with five more visitations of God. You can also read another story about the “time of life” in 2 Kings 4:16,17.

What a privilege to be visited by God. A responsibility too. Understanding this truth makes clear what we are actually doing when we choose a plan to stop life during the time of ovulation. We refuse a visitation of God. We thwart the sovereign plans of Almighty God. We say No to life instead of Yes. And when we stop one conception, it is not only one baby, but a dynasty to come!

Love and blessings to you today,

Nancy Campbell

The painting: “The Wait and the Reward” by Anna Rose Bain

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SwordSpiritDear mother, you are in the greatest building program in the nation--building strong, godly marriages and families. Proverbs 16:14 reminds us that we are builders: “Every wise woman builds her house: but the foolish plucks it down with her hands.”

Building a godly family in this deceived and evil age is not for wimps. We passionately desire to build godly families who walk in holiness and the fear of the Lord. We want our homes to be sanctuaries filled with the divine presence of God. But the enemy lurks around waiting to knock us out. Waiting for opportunities to subtly come into our home and influence our children with deception and temptations.

Therefore, it is not enough to build. We must be on the lookout. We must guard our home on every front.

When Nehemiah came back to build up the walls of Jerusalem and the gates that were burned down, the enemy tried every way to thwart his plans. He didn’t want the walls of Jerusalem to be built up. Nor does he want you to build a godly family and train children who know how to destroy his works (1 John 3:8). He doesn’t want your walls to be strong to guard against his intrusions. He constantly lurks around waiting to attack with his deceptions and temptations.

What did Nehemiah do when their enemies surrounded them? He encouraged the Jews to keep building with one hand and have their weapon ready to use with the other hand. Nehemiah 4:16-18 (ESV) says: “Half of my servants worked on construction, and half held the spears, shields, bows, and coats of mail . . . Those who carried burdens were loaded in such a way that each labored on the work with one hand and held his weapon with the other. And each of the builders had his sword strapped at his side while he built.”

Never give up building, Mother. But also beware of the devil’s devices. Put on your armor (Ephesians 6:10-18). Build with one hand and hold your weapons in your other hand. Make sure your sword is strapped to your side. Keep God’s Word in your heart and mouth, ready to resist the enemy and send him kicking. Jesus pushed back the enemy with the Word of the Lord which is the sword of the Spirit. Every time the devil came to tempt him, He said, “It is written” (Matthew 4:1-11). You can push back the enemy the same way Jesus did.

Be encouraged today,

Nancy Campbell

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FamBible“Every Christian home should have established within it a family altar made of the solid rocks of resolution, an altar whose foundation should be memorization and understanding of God’s law.”
~ The Evidence Bible, Compiled by Ray Comfort

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ATurningAttitudeI believe it is important to cultivate a “turning attitude.” God wants us to turn our hearts to Him. This morning I read Hosea 12:6: “Therefore turn thou to thy God: keep mercy and judgement, and wait on thy God continually.”

How do we turn to the Lord? It’s not just one turning and that’s it. It’s a habit of continually turning to the Lord in every situation and every moment of the day. This should not only become our lifestyle, but the lifestyle we teach to our children.

• Turning to God in thankfulness for all the good things He does for us and the little blessings of each day. Noticing and acknowledging God for a kind word, smiles from our children, a hug from our husband, the provision of food, a beautiful bird we notice in a tree and so on.
• Turning in repentance when we sin, have a wrong attitude, speak angrily, or whatever. Keeping a soft heart to constantly turn back to the Lord is the same as repentance. Repentance is not only being sorry for our sin, but turning in the opposite direction to follow God’s ways.
• Turning to God’s Word. If our days are full and busy with children and responsibilities, we can place a copy of the Bible on the windowsill in the kitchen, in the bathroom, where you nurse the baby, etc.
• Turning to righteousness. Not sitting on the fence, but turning towards God’s way which is always holiness.
• Turning away from evil, but more than that. Turning away from that which may be permissible, but which is not profitable, and turning to that which is profitable and will last for eternity.
• Turning from the negative to the positive.
• Turning from discouragement and despondency to thankfulness and gratefulness.
• Turning from walking in the flesh to walking in the Spirit.
• Turing from conforming to the pattern of this world and instead fixing our hearts on the real world which is the eternal world.
• Turning our attention to the needs of others instead of only thinking of ourselves.
• Turning from our puny thoughts and understanding to God’s thoughts and ways, which are higher than our ways.
• Turning our hearts to our home and children instead of the passing glory of careers and outside activities.

You may like to print this out and pin it up in your kitchen.

Blessings from Nancy Campbell

TURN YOUR EYES UPON JESUS
LOOK FULL IN HIS WONDERFUL FACE
AND THE THINGS OF EARTH WILL GROW STRANGELY DIM
IN THE LIGHT OF HIS GLORY AND GRACE.

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AfricanSouthFam1Apart from our main Above Rubies base in USA, we have 15 other bases for Above Rubies around the world. Our previous Director for Above Rubies in South Africa, lovely Linnie Lues has now retired. Therefore I'd love to introduce to you our new Director in South Africa, Chamonix Boland. Chamonix writes:

Dear Above Rubies readers and precious mothers,
It is a true honor and great excitement that I sit down to write to you.

As a teenage girl and young adult I would wait with great expectation and anticipation for the next issue of Above Rubies due in the mail any day. The first thing I would do was to read Linnie’s newsletter. How I admired her family. And then I would read each story in the magazine with such longing for my motherhood journey to begin.

I have always wanted to be a mommy. From a very young age that is all I can remember ever wanting--to have sweet babies. It is such a joy, such a blessing, and oh what a privilege. But it is also a great responsibility and is challenging at times. That’s why I treasure Above Rubies even more than ever. Each encouraging word and article breathes new life, hope, and enthusiasm into my motherhood journey.

I feel honored to be a part of this ministry to the mothers and families in South Africa and surrounds.

I am a homeschooled girl. My dear mother is Martie du Plessis from “Dymanis.” For those of you that don’t know, Dynamis is a ministry that empowers families and helps parents that would like to home educate their children. My mom and I began this journey many years ago, and we traveled through South Africa on a regular basis. I continued my home schooling, learning, serving, and growing while my mom assisted families. God is always at work, connecting people for His purposes! This is how we met Linnie Lues and her family.

I am a passionate lover of horses and am blessed with 16 beautiful four-legged babies and married to a cattle farmer, my strong and steady Justin Boland. We live in the beautiful highland mountains bordering Lesotho in the Eastern Free State, just outside Clarens.

I married young at 21 in 2008 and God blessed us with babies soon after--Nicholas-Christion (7), Evangeline-Faythe (6), Caleb-Eathen (4), Maia-Hope (2) and Benjamin-Fergus (1). And hoping for more! I have had beautiful births, the first three in hospital and the last two were home water births with my dear midwife Sue King, although our Benjamin was unplanned unassisted.

I am passionate about Child Birth, Labour, and Breast Feeding and passionate about assisting mothers emotionally with their birth and nursing journey, either as a doula or with Lamaze breathing, focus, and relaxation techniques. I follow Le Leche League breast feeding guidelines when assisting lactating mothers. This is a passion I choose to share with other mommies because it is such a blessing to birth powerfully and nurse well. It marks the first on your journey as mother, to submit your body as a sacrifice to God through carrying, birthing, and nursing His children with joy and gladness!

We also assist on Justin’s family Guest farm, “Sunnyside Guest Farm,” with everyday mundane running of the business tasks, maintenance, and reservations as well as help look after Justin’s Granny (86) who runs the guest farm and lives on the property.

We home school our little blessings, although they mostly just live life with us, sharing in our many daily tasks pertaining to farm and guest farm life, working alongside us, serving their family and others. Now they too will share in this marvelous Above Rubies journey that can encourage and bless others and impact future generations of mothers and fathers!

We look forward to this special journey with you, and as Linnie says, become partners with you in Above Rubies SA as we join hands to keep Above Rubies coming to South Africa!

CHAMONIX BOLAND
chamonix@aboverubies.co.za
aboverubiessouthafrica@gmail.com
www.aboverubies.co.za

Cell: 083 740 3827 (signal on the farm such a problem so when trying to get hold of me, a text message or whatsapp may be a better option).

And now Chamonix has five happy children!

Chamonix

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HeChoseYes, you can. Not in your own strength but by the power of the Holy Spirit.

How do we raise godly children in an evil world? The Bible gives us many examples. Moses was taught to worship the pagan gods of Egypt. For nearly 40 years he lived in luxury and all the worldliness of Egypt. History tells us that he would have been raised in the royal harem along with other children of royal blood and trained to become one of the high-ranking nobles of the land (or maybe even a Pharaoh). And yet the Bible tells that Moses "refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter; Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season; Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt" (Hebrews 11:24-27).

The early years he spent with his mother (three to five years), as she nursed him from her breast and daily instilled him with the knowledge of the God of Israel influenced his future life. Such is the power of a mother.

Joseph, who became next to the Pharaoh of Egypt in power, married the daughter of the priest of On (one of the most influential and noble families in Egypt) who led the people in worshipping pagan gods. And yet, in the midst of idol worship, wealth, fame, and prosperity, he never forgot his family and his God--the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

His final destiny was not in Egypt, but with the people of God. When dying, Joseph took an oath saying, "God will surely visit you, and ye shall carry up my bones from hence" (Genesis 50:24, 25). He did not want to be left in Egypt but wanted his bones to be buried in the Promised Land with his people.

With corruption and violence all around him, Noah raised children who refused to succumb to wickedness (Genesis 6:9-13 and Hebrews 11:7).

We are also raising children and grandchildren in the midst of deception, evil, and corruption where abortion is considered normal and homosexuality is promoted as a "normal" lifestyle. Judgment is turned backward and justice stands afar off (Isaiah 59:13-15). But as you seek God for the anointing of His Holy Spirit to mother and train your children, to daily fill them with God's Word, and to pray fervently for them, you can also raise righteous young men and women who will not be lured by the deceptions of the father of lies. You can train godly children who will not be tempted by the gods of this world, but will stand true to the God of the Bible.

Blessings to you today from Nancy Campbell

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PO Box 681687
Franklin, TN 37068-1687
Phone Toll Free in USA: 877-729-9861
Or  Phone : 931-729-9861
Office Hrs 9am - 4pm, M - F, CTZ