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About Worth Beyond Rubies
My name is Diane and I am a wife and mom, a Jewish believer in Yeshua (Jesus), a Seminary student working toward a Masters in Jewish Studies and yes, a blogger! I launched Worth Beyond Rubies in late June 2018 to encourage women because I had always enjoyed writing since I was a little girl.
In fact, my mother thought I would be an author one day! I wrote my first “book” (a story about a frog) at the age of 6. Since launching Worth Beyond Rubies, I am also co-owner of a new site for women centered around the home and family. Link to Home Style Haven below!
I have been a believer since 1996. I wish I had an amazing testimony story to share with you but I don’t. I had pretty much always believed in Jesus.As I mentioned, I am a Jewish believer and have never known life without Jesus in it in some way, shape or form. My faith walk took a lot of detours but I always had faith in Jesus since was little and would line up my dolls on my bed and teach them all about the Lord!
In addition to Home Style Haven, I am also in the process of developing a new site I will co-own as well. This new site will be for people who really want to dig deeper into the “meat” of scripture with more intense study, be challenged, think critically and see your faith and the Word like never before.
You will at times learn things that make you wrestle a bit, which study SHOULD do. You will learn to find God’s Word opened up to you in new ways you never thought possible.This new site will leave you with a renewed faith you never thought possible discovering a Messiah you may have only known on some levels.
To be notified when this new site goes live in the coming days, be sure to join my email list below and you’ll get an email when it does!
But now back to Worth Beyond Rubies!
I Write to Encourage Women (and yes, men too!)
Here at Worth Beyond Rubies, I write about Bible study, prayer, spiritual growth, as well as issues facing women today that they may struggle with. Some of these issues are identity, fear, anxiety and how none of these make you “spiritually lacking” in any way.
I even write about spiritual warfare and how to recognize an attack from the enemy and what to do about it.
My greatest desire is to give encouragement and hope to women.
I Write About the Jewish Foundation of the Faith
My grandmother was 100% Ashkenazi Jew and my grandfather was Protestant. But my grandmother was the only one of her many siblings who was married to a non-Jew.
I grew up surrounded by my Jewish family since we all lived in the same neighborhood, and my older sister (by 17 years) was married to a Jewish man as well, so any conversation about me will include my love for Judaism and Jewish tradition. It was just part of my life from as far back as I remember.
So I hope you will let me share some of my knowledge and learning with you!
I attend the Messianic Jewish Theological Institute’s graduate program and I also attend classes at the New School for Jewish Study.
I also study Mussar with my Rabbi each week and attend Talmud Torah each week as well. As Rav Carl Kinbar describes me, I am a “lifelong learner”.
I study or have studied with prominent Rabbis and teachers in the Messianic Community such as Rabbi Paul Saal, Rav Carl Kinbar, Rabbi Tony Eaton, Rabbi Dr. Vered Hillel, Dr. Jen Rosner, Rabbi Joshua Brumbach, and have taken or am taking (at any given point in time) various classes with Rabbi Nathan Joiner, Rabbi Stuart Dauermann, Dr. Mark Kinzer, Rabbi Russ Resnick, Dr. Rachel Wolf, and Richard Harvey.
I am also a Lay Cantor through the Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations, trained by Rabbi Aaron Allsbrook (who has also helped me with refining my Hebrew, so thank you Rabbi Aaron!).
I am so honored and humbled that you chose to visit my site and I hope that you find it encouraging and informational. I also thank you for taking the time to learn more about me!
Thank you for visiting and know I am praying for all my followers each day!
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