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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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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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Date Nut Bread Recipe Gone AWOL – Hidden Under Our Noses

Cinnamah-Brosia writes the recipe posts for our blog, but she asked me to handle this one for her. “C-B” makes it at The Coffee Cottage, and it’s included in The Essence of Joy  (available mid to late October). But it is my family’s story, so here goes. The discovery was made in perfect timing. Snapping […]

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Apples and Spice

We just visited a blog titled: Rediscovering Lost Arts from Our Mothers. Isn’t that just so appropriate since Cinnamah-Brosia kept so many of her Gram’s favorite recipes for her Coffee Cottage? Check out this recipe for Apple Spice Cake with Brown Sugar Glaze. Absolutely perfect for Autumn when the apples are there freshest! This may […]

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Help Cinnamah-Brosia Choose the Book Cover

Please help us choose the book cover for The Essence of Courage. That’s me, Cinnamah-Brosia, on the cover. To encourage you to vote and to share we’ve created a great little contest give-a-way. You will receive one entry for each of the following. 1. This one is required: Vote for your favorite of the two […]

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