DIANE SHIRLAW-FERREIRA

Diane Shirlaw-Ferreira is a wife and mom, a Jewish believer in Yeshua (Jesus) and yes, a blogger. In addition to owning Worth Beyond Rubies, she also co-owns other sites such as Faithful CEOs which helps Christian bloggers and businesses, Hot Flashy Faith which is a site for women over 40 and everything important to them, and Women of Worth Café another site for Christian women with Bible studies, devotions and the Jewish roots of the faith. Diane lives in BEAUTIFUL Northwestern Connecticut and when she is not blogging, you will find her spending time with her husband and kiddos out on their little mini-farm.

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When a Spiritual Attack Can Become a Spiritual Battle

When we talk about spiritual warfare and spiritual attack, we many times think of things like someone being “demon possessed” or oppressed by things like addiction, anger, and yes, even a worldwide pandemic. But is that always the way a spiritual attack happens? This grand battle for your mind?  No, not always. Sometimes the spiritual …

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Pride in the Bible – Are You Building Doors Too High?

Pride can definitely trip you up in many ways. Have you ever tripped over a door’s threshold? I have many a time. Yes, I am THAT person, the one who can, with great ease, fall upstairs. These thresholds that can so easily trip us up physically call to my mind a verse in Proverbs and …

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Bless Those Who Persecute You – A Study of Nehemiah

Do you ever face being treated with contempt as a person of faith? Does it come from people who seem to judge you based on that faith? People who seem to enjoy taunting you because you’re a believer? You are not alone! Many of us have had to deal with contemptuous people quite often! But …

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God is Faithful – Forget Not All His Benefits

Have you ever wondered why you go through the same problems over and over again? Have you thought about why, like the children of Israel, you seem to keep walking around that same old mountain and repeating the same mistakes? There IS an answer! God IS faithful but many times, when we are in the …

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Rebelled Against God? – Do You Feel You’ve Strayed Too Far Even for Him?

Do you ever feel that you have rebelled against God to the point He wouldn’t restore you? Wouldn’t want you? Have you ever felt as though you are somehow unworthy of His love? What do you do when you feel you’ve strayed too far, even for God?     I Rebelled Against God There was …

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Serving God in the Every Day – Racing to the Altar!

How do you approach day to day tasks? The laundry has piled up! The dishes are waiting to be washed! Work emails need answering and your boss has scheduled yet another meeting! Do you look at them all with dread or even contempt? Or do you go about them with joy in your heart knowing …

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Trusting God Through Trials – Where is God?


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Bearing Fruit – The Incredible Process of Pruning in the Bible

Bearing fruit as a Christian is easy when when life is, isn’t it? But in times of adversity? Not so much! How do we effectively walk out our faith during trials and what pruning in the Bible shows us about God preparing us to bring forth fruit and serve Him?   Bearing Fruit as a …

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