All About Me and Worth Beyond Rubies
My name is Diane and I am a wife and mom, a Jewish believer in Yeshua (Jesus) and yes, a blogger! I launched Worth Beyond Rubies in late June 2018 and I love sharing the Jewish roots with my readers! I had always enjoyed writing since I was a little girl.
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.
I was raised in the Catholic church. I attended Catholic school and church each week, even singing in the choir. At the age of eight I used to steal missals from the church down the street where I grew up in Manhattan, and I would bring them home and conduct mass in my room for my stuffed animals and dolls. It seems I have had a calling even from childhood (even though I am sure God would have preferred I wasn’t stealing missals to do it!).
In 1996, after a long conversation with my sister who was saved, I gave my life to Jesus. I had realized that, although I had spent my life in church, although I was then on the board of directors of the church I was attending and was teaching Sunday School and was a reader at mass, I wasn’t saved.
I didn’t know what Jesus’ death on the cross truly meant for me! I was doing all these “works” but didn’t truly know the One I was working for. I didn’t truly have an understanding of salvation! My sister’s boldness from 2,300 miles away, helped God to reach me where I was and change my life.
I then left the Catholic Church. I felt that it just was not a good fit for me. I was in that church because I was raised in it but I often found myself questioning things and once I gave my life to Jesus I felt it was not where I needed to be. I felt I needed to choose a church based on my faith and not because it was where I was raised.
As I mentioned, I am a Jewish believer. My grandmother was 100% Ashkenazi and, although I was not personally raised in the Jewish religion (since my grandfather was not Jewish he and my grandmother decided to let their daughters choose for themselves), I have always had a deep connection with Judaism through the faith of my grandmother, my sister (who had married a Jewish man), my aunts, uncles, and cousins.
So any conversation about me will include my love for the Jewish roots of my family and my faith!
In 2001, I found a Messianic Jewish congregation (Messianic = Belief in Jesus as the Messiah) and it was home. I began learning Hebrew and even inquired about making aliyah to Israel (right of return)..something I still may do one day!
Since then I have had a desire to teach people as much as I can about the Jewish roots of the Christian faith because I have found it allows you to experience God and Jesus (Yeshua) in a much deeper, richer way.
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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My Other Sites
As part of my life and my ministry I also co-own and co-founded other sites! I want to share with and help others as much as possible and yes, even have some fun in the process!
I love blogging and I love helping other people so why not combine that, right? So I joined in with my bestie, Sue Nelson from Woman of Noble Character, and we started a site called Hot Flashy Faith. It is a site for women over 40 and EVERYTHING important to them!
This is our FUN site and where we like to play and enjoy sharing our other passions in life like recipes and fashion and makeup and more!
But along the way, we realized that, together, we had some collective knowledge of blogging and SEO and other technical aspects of the blogging process and business ownership that we could share with others and help them be successful! So we started Faithful CEOs! CEO stands for Christian Entrepreneurs Online! That, my friend, is YOU!
In addition, we also have Women of Worth Café which is a monthly virtual subscription box that will be going live this spring!
So we hope you will visit our other sites and be sure to say hello when you do!
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