Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Ladies Night at Red Door June !

LADIES NITE AT RED DOOR JUNE, hhhmmmmm, what can we say? Well, we can say, AWESOME, and we can say FUN, and we can say YUMMY and many other adjectives as well.

Thank you Ms. Karen and all at RDJ who let us invade your coffee shop!

If you could not attend our September Ladies Nite then hopefully the pics below will give you a taste of the fun we had! Please plan to attend our next one because if you were not there then . . .
you were missed.

The common denominator to all of these pictures??? Most everyone is smiling and laughing.

ISN'T THIS PIC GREAT?! We enjoyed you Stacy and your daughter, too!

Patrick believes that all these women gather just to see him. (Secretly, we do Patrick)

Kathy's Hat was the hit of the party!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009


Happy Birthday Susan!! (Sept. 30) You are an amazing and courageous woman. We all love you!

Susan is the wonderful woman second from the right.

Also, check Susan out in the FALL 2009 issue of East Alabama Living. The article that features Susan is entitled UNSUNG HERO By Ann Cipperly and it is on page 44. Susan is a Red Cross Nurse and specializes in disasters. The article is about her time at Ground Zero after the terrorist attacks of 9/11. What is not mentioned is all of the other many disaster sites she has been to and been instrumental in not only the nursing aspect of the job but overseeing and supervising many other Red Cross Volunteers as well. I know she is our #1 GoTo nurse when we need help and advice. There is none better in the area. Susan you are such an asset to not only this community but also to us as our friend. I'm glad to see East Alabama Living recognize what we already knew, "You're the Greatest!" WE LOVE YOU!

Check out to view the article on-line and they will also have a list of retailers that sell the magazine. The magazine is in most shops downtown. I purchased mine at Heritage Gifts and Gourmet on 8th Street.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

The Many Faces of Ashely Marsh

Ashely Marsh's Birthday was Tuesday, September 22 so in honor of her and everything she means to all of us, we are presenting an array of pictures that show the variety of giftings, talents, and overall lovely nature of a truly lovely lady.

Here we are at a homeschool conference that CCI hosted. Ashely is a veteran homeschooling mom and has graduated at least one of her children. One down, two to go.

Many people may not know that Ashely is very playful and lots of fun to be around. Here she is planting a big fat kiss on Susan!

She also gives out hugs regularly but usually to people that she can tell needs one.

She also knows how to have a good time at a party and is not afraid to "steal" a gift that she likes at our annual Ladies Nite ornament party.

This is one of my favorite pics. John, Ashely and Nelson are on the Sea of Galilee in Israel. Another thing that makes this pic so sweet is that Ashely is very pregnant with their second son Joshua. Doesn't she look fabulous!

OKAY this is another favorite pic because here she is enjoying the fruit of her homeschooling labor by presenting to Nelson his diploma at the Graduation Celebration we had in 2009.


Wednesday, September 16, 2009


Dear Ladies,

We are so excited about September Ladies' Night! I am sure all of you can look around and see the growth in the relationships . . . you're friends with people you never thought you would be friends with, and the "girl you didn't know" you now can confidently speak too when you see her.

We have had so many opportunities to encourage one another in our lives and to believe for each others' dreams . . . . . and also, have gotten to break down the barriers of appearing "pulled together" and gotten to truly know one anothers' hearts and life stories.

This is the goal of Ruby Hearts . . . . just to enjoy relationship. Every time we step out of our comfort zone relationally, we find life. We look forward to this Ladies Night and as usual, believe for the most fun, exciting, wonderful time yet!

See you there!
(& the rest)

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


We are to September 16, 2009 and we have already had at least three birthdays. So Ladies, here's to you! We love you all and you are a huge blessing to us!

ANITA ESTES - September 3rd
Mrs. Anita, we need some more pics of you. You are working and serving in all the pics I have of you which is a great thing and shows what a wonderful gift you are, however, most of them are blurred or are pictures from behind because you move so fast. Isn't that a great testimony? Thank you for being such a wonderful example to us!

Melissa Wright - September 5th

Sonja Bently-Zant
(the woman in blue on the left)
- September 7th


WOW! How did we get behind on our birthday reporting? Well, I would give you a million reasons for not staying on top of this but none seem worthy enough to warrant such an egregious result. Therefore, NO EXCUSES. Ladies, will you please forgive me?

Since every lady is so important to us, we are not going to skip over any (that we are aware of). So, Let's play "catch up". This post is dedicated to the WOMEN OF AUGUST. We love all of you wonderful women! Happy belated birthday!

Alison Johnson
(the beautiful woman in the middle)
- August 4th

Carol Adams
(Yes, those are all her children though not ALL of her children)
August 11th

Mellisa Lawler - 20th

Hope Tadych - August 20th

Who Are "We"?

The original girlfriends started with one. One who wanted to follow after God with all her heart and who wanted to know from God what it meant to be His daughter whose worth is far above rubies. She could see the lie that promotes self-esteem and learned that each of us has a Christ-esteem which makes our worth far above rubies.

As she learned what it meant to be totally loved, totally accepted, and totally wanted by Him she began to give what she had been given. She first began pouring her life into one, two, then three, then four, five, six, then seven and eight. Then one by one these eight began to catch the vision and they began pouring their lives into one, two, then three and like Topsy in Uncle Tom's Cabin it "just grew and grew".

So, here we are. Who are "we"? You'll meet us. A wonderful, beautiful group of women both young and old, married and single who have been given much and want to give back what someone, through Christ, has given to them. Catch the vision and join us. Sit back and be encouraged, valued and accepted.