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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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Happy Thanksgiving! Just Like Cinnamah-Brosia’s Coffee Cottage

When our small group met together last week we created these adorable snowmen and enjoyed each other’s company before heading into the holiday season. One member shared with m later, “I felt like we were at C-B’s Coffee Cottage.” How sweet a sentiment, but was it really true? This friend’s health challenges keep her from […]

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It’s Cinnamah-Brosia’s Birthday… and Mother’s Day… and a BIG Surprise

Bound to happen occasionally when your birthday is May 14th, it falls on Mother’s Day. Like me you may love the day because your own children are sure to remember and shower you with unending love. Maybe like me, too, you hate the day because memories surface of the mother who was often absent and […]

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You’re Invited: Join Cinnamah-Brosia’s Coffee Caboodle (Street Team) Today

Jesus has a “street team.” The inner circle of just twelve. And then the 70 He sent, and then thousands more lives touched. Exponential growth continued. As Christ followers we carry the responsibility of continuing to share the Good News. The thought that Jesus has a street team struck me as I pondered this post […]

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Which Woman of the Bible Celebrated Well?

“Miriam celebrated, leading the dance with tambourines after the Egyptians were drowned in the Red Sea,” suggested Jennifer. Melanie chimed in, “Elizabeth felt the baby in her tummy jump in delight when the mother of her Lord came to visit.” Lynn needed suggestions for the next volume in their inspirational collection. Women of the Bible […]

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Mystery Time: Which Bible Characters Acted as Private Detectives?

Last customers at the Coffee Cottage gone for the day, Jane and I tore into the eagerly anticipated package. Expecting early sample copies of “The Essence of Courage,” imagine our surprise when we found five copies of “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes” with publishing company advertising on the covers. Through a little sleuthing of our […]

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