Blessing the Next Generation

Each one of us is born with a purpose and a destiny. We all have a destiny to fulfill. Our Father in Heaven wants us to achieve the unique destinies we all have. The devil wants to disqualify us. How can we make it happen for us? How can we help our children to achieve their destinies? Let’s make that happen for our generation.

The Father gave us a blessing in Numbers 6, called the Aaronic Blessing or the Priestly Blessing. This is the blessing we are to speak to our loved ones and the Father promises to bless them. It is written:

“Whenever Aaron and his sons bless the people of Israel in my name, I myself will bless them.” Numbers 6:27

Every week, I like to bless my daughter with the Aaronic Blessing. One night after a long long day I couldn’t remember it, I know it by memory but I was just tired. I had so many things going on in my mind (hospital, bills, car, my sister-in-law pregnant, having guests over, etc). I though “why don’t I have the blessing above my daughter’s bed, something that I can read?”

Let me present you two illustrations with the Aaronic blessing to read and to bless our children. The illustrations are joyful, in blue for a handsome boy and pink for a beautiful girl.

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Blessing in pink version, available here.


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Blessing in blue version, available here.


Blessing our families is very important. The identity itself of each individual is being threatened daily with darts of discouragement and darkness from all sides.

Let’s shine the light of the Lord over this situation. The Lord is faithful to His Word. The Lord has provided… I have seen his faithfulness in the years.

It is the same with my word. I send it out, and it always produces fruit. It will accomplish all I want it to, and it will prosper everywhere I send it. Isaiah 55:11

Bless each part of your life, today is a good day to do it. This is our best weapon!

Be blessed, Nora





Inspiration to Pray

Last week I jumped my weekly blog post due to a house arrest. My husband had surgery scheduled, he is back home “half way” the treatment, and there was a part that we were not expecting. I am to attend very closely an open wound and give him medical attention each 3-4 hours daily, besides having a baby, and all my other shores. Then go back to the hospital and finish the whole thing.

Prayer has helped us for these days to go easier and funnier. Yes, funnier. Prayer has helped me keep a good attitude for me and for him, keeping the humors low and the spirit high.

My husband is also a working man and cannot stay in one place for more than 30 minutes. We just learned to laugh at the situations we have in our hands of continuous medical care and baby assistance, for example trying not making a sound when baby is sleeping and I am changing bandages. I have at home two strong-willed family members. I even told my husband to lay down and play sick (if he moves too much around, the wound will not heal properly).

Besides all the fun of going around the house after husband and baby, I still had time to do some creations here and there. My inspiration for these was a life of prayer. Encouragement for a deeper life in prayer, because it is what it will walk us through when times change suddenly.

Prayer gives us peace and remind us of who we belong to, of His Peace, for He is The Prince of Peace.

Each illustration is made in English as well as in Spanish.

Available on RubiesGlow on Etsy:

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“Answers” can be found here

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“Las respuestas” can be found here

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“Prayer is the key” can be found here

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“La Oracion es la llave” can be found here


“Faith counts” can be found here


“La fe cuenta” can be found here


This post is a small window of our family life with all of you… family is a beautiful thing. Let’s take care of our families, they are treasures in disguise. Some of you may not have a family, or have families far away. God supplies people alone with His family.

Be blessed, and have a great week.


Psalm 91 Personal Experiences

This post will be different. For this week, I would like to share with you five testimonies from my own life with Psalm 91, and how it has saved my life and kept my family safe. Victory must be given and recognition to whom is due: Our Lord is great!

God is faithful.


Town Center At Night

After finishing work one night from a downtown business, I felt in danger. It was almost midnight and the streets were empty. You could hear some screams in the background and cars like racing. The town center is a meeting place for certain activities, but this was the job God gave me. I was very grateful for this job. I became very afraid and started to run towards my car, parked about four streets away. I heard the voice of the Holy Spirit say:

You shall not be afraid of the terror by night,
Nor of the arrow that flies by day.

Peace came to my heart and I relaxed. I walked in peace towards my car and had a good night sleep.


Job Security

At another job, the company I was working for made changes in the upper management. The new management decided to cut on personnel. I had about 6 months in this new job and was doing really well. People were scared and negativity spread like wildfire. I like to stay away from these kind of conversations, but one morning colleges were really pushing for my opinion. I played the silly part and turned my face to the window, then I heard the voice of the Holy Spirit whisper:

A thousand may fall at your side,
And ten thousand at your right hand;
But it shall not come near you.”

This is a verse I never thought in my mind would apply for work. But God is faithful and I stayed longer in the position. I saw people come in and leave positions, I trained a lot of newcomers, and my feet were solid firm until I resigned from that job.


Driving Along a Curvy Road in the Mountains

It was very early in a winter morning, I had to make a four hour long trip to the state capital. The car was already warmed up, but I was still battling with the front glass window fogging. The road to the capital was a two way road with two narrow lanes, and some of the curves were very sharp or accentuated. I do not know how, and still I cannot remember, but I left the steering wheel, and I would and should have gone straight on a curve, falling down on a cliff.

I saw the steering wheel of my car move to the right and make the curve all by itself. I believe Psalm 91 ‘water reservoir’ intervened with the hand of an angel to save my life that day.


Protection Over Our Home and Crops

My husband likes to take care of a large vegetable garden. The weather one night was terrible, the news were even talking about weird tornadoes in the middle of the ocean and in the towns, just awful, crazy hailstorm, a big mess…

In our vegetable garden we had tender plants (it was the beginning of the season), and some special varieties that we love to cook with. I felt prompted to recite Psalm 91 over our home and our crops. My husband laughed at me for praying at the door “yelling at the storm”. My husband went to the kitchen to keep watching the news, while I stayed at the door talking with the Holy Spirit. My husband from the kitchen told me “forget about the plants, they will be destroyed by the storm”.

While standing at the door open, I reminded the Lord of His promises “it shall not come near us”, “He is our refuge and our fortress”, “no evil will come near our home”.

The Lord told me “no even a little plant will be broken”. So I went to sleep for the night. It was late at night.

The next morning, we heard the news reports: house roof tops lifted, houses invaded by water, cars overturned, some even ended up in the river or under bridges, crops destroyed by hailstorm, parts of town without power. The storm left a trail of destruction. I ran to the garden to see the damage and all our small tender plants were intact. Even the fig trees that have large leafs were intact! not broken by the wind or hailstorm.

My husband told me something amazing happened last night after I went to sleep. The storm that was headed towards us, without motive did an “L-TURN” and destroyed everything on its way starting about 500 mts from our house and beyond.


Protection During Pregnancy Over My Daughter

During pregnancy, I developed some health problems. I often prayed Psalm 91 for my daughter with my hands on my belly. By the seventh month of pregnancy, I had to be hospitalized and kept under medical supervision. But I was in peace, because God had already told me that everything was going to be fine.

At the hospital, the doctor called me into an instrumentation room to do the first check on my daughter, to see how she was being affected by mom’s health problems. The doctor told me “this is strange, but it is good! your baby is in a happy sack untouched by any of your problems”. Often, children are born with brain damage in these cases.

I knew in my heart it is God’s protection over my daughter. Later she was delivered by emergency cesarean and right now is a healthy bright little girl.

What a great God we serve!!


Do you have any experiences like these that you would like to share? Please comment below!

Have a blessed week, Nora




New Items: The Lord’s Prayer and Two Psalm Crosses

This week I am adding four new items to the stock of RubiesGlow on Etsy.

In my heart was the Lord’s Prayer, a daily prayer for worship, provision and protection. This time I am opting for publishing the Lord’s Prayer in Spanish as well as in English. The background is a textured artist paper, with a pair of beautiful blue watercolor flowers.


The Lord's Prauer

The Lord’s Prayer with watercolor flowers can be found here:


Padre Nuestro

The Lord’s Prayer in Spanish, Padre Nuestro, can be found here:


New are two text crosses with Psalms 27 and Psalm 91. I believe these are such a blessing, combining the Cross and a Psalm together.

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Psalm 27 can be found here:


Psalm 91

Psalm 91 with lovely purple flowers can be found here:


It has been wonderful creating these items! Specially the last Psalm 91 with flowers, so alive and fresh. I am in favor of memorizing Psalm 91 and having it in our home after reading Peggy Joyce Ruth’s “Psalm 91 ” book. Have you read this book? Let me know…

Wish you all a great week,

Be blessed, Nora




Slideshow Pictures for New Items

I am re-sending the pics from the slideshow because some may not be able to visualize them due to technicalities.

Sorry about that, have a great weekend, Nora