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Italian Christmas Bread in January

Giggle away! Christmas is over, right?! Found myself today with some unexpected time on my hands. First thought: Let’s post the recipes from the newest volume in the Cinnamah-Brosia collection, The Essence of Humility. Great idea? Not so quick. . . Then I discovered two missing recipes from the Christmas volume: The Essence of Joy! Italian Christmas Bread or Panettone […]

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Fig Cookie Favorites

What’s your favorite cookie now? What was it as a child? Chocolate Chip? Oatmeal? Oreos? Fig Newtons? I loved all of these — still do. Cinnamah-Brosia hopped over to Pinterest and found us this recipe for homemade Fig cookies — they look a whole lot like Fig Newtons! She assures me they are even tastier. […]

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A Humble Background Enhances Our Acts of Love

Come Take a Sneak Peak Into The Essence of Humility . . . The Essence of Flax in the Bible Botanical Name: Linum usitatissimum; all portions of the plant used for clothing, food, and more; native to the Fertile Crescent (Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Cyprus, Jordan, Israel, Palestine, Egypt, southeastern Turkey and western Iran) My grandmother knew […]

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Celebrate Lit & Lynn Watson feature “The Essence of Joy” on Tour – Includes Giveaway

This exciting blog tour with Celebrate Lit, featuring “The Essence of Joy” has flown by. With two days left and an awesome joy-themed prize package at stake (see photo below). be sure to cruise around the hosting sites, and enter for your chance to win! All the info required for your “trip” is in Celebrate […]

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Greet Others with the Aroma of Christ

Aromas immediately transport us to good memories – and bad ones. My grandmother baked most yummy cinnamon streusel coffee cakes every week. Definitely reminiscent of a wonderful memory, the aroma of cinnamon immediately transports me to her kitchen and the desire to spend time with her again. On the other hand, the stench of stale […]

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From “The Essence of Courage” – Cinnamon Goodness

What follows is an excerpt from Chapter 6: Cinnamon/Goodness from The Essence of Courage. Two previous devotional readings in this chapter pointed to cinnamon representing the fruit of the Spirit: Goodness. God led me to choose Eve as the woman of the Bible displaying this fruit in her life. Thank you for keeping that in […]

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Encourage Others: Share Your Stories for “The Essence of Humility”

For those who have read The Essence of Joy, you know Volume 3 in Cinnamah-Brosia’s Inspirational Collection was presented as The Essence of Love coming in 2018. Creating a list from 1 Corinthians 13 of all the things “love is,” guess what? Every one of them whispered the word “humility” into my spirit. And. . […]

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