When I was asked to help out with a small, online Christian women’s magazine back in 2010, I had no idea that it would become such a huge part of my life and my journey! Shortly after I agreed to “help,” I was told that the previous editor was having some serious health issues and would be ending publication of the Ruby Women magazine . . . . that is, unless I thought I could take it over and keep it running.
At the time I was not working away from home, and writing and editing was something I had been doing for some time already, so it seemed to be worth considering. I said, “Yes,” and so the journey began. It has been an interesting, challenging, and joyful six years, with many ups and downs – mostly “ups” as I’ve had the opportunity to get to know so many wonderful women across our country, and even from a few other countries.
The ministry of Ruby has grown and grown and grown. We have readers and writers from all across America as well as several other English-speaking countries. The Ruby magazine is published monthly, online and most recently we have been able to offer our magazine for Christian women in print.
God has touched so many lives through the ministry of Ruby that those of us who create, write, edit, and publish the magazine each month are honored to have the opportunity to reach out to so many women around the world.
Now, after six years, it is time for Ruby magazine to step out of our comfort zone, be a bit more bold in our proclamation of the words of hope, encouragement, and inspiration that God has given us, and update our brand for broader appeal to potential readers. And so we are updating our banner and logo, but our focus remains the same . . . . sharing the words of encouragement, inspiration, and hope that is found only in a relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.
Our writers (and readers!) represent all ages of Christian women (and we have a few men who write for Ruby magazine as well!), from teens who are sharing their faith with their friends and peers to young moms, single women and career women, moms of teens and “empty-nesters,” to grandmas who continue to share their love for the Lord Jesus through their writing.