In Rome

It was their first evening in Rome. They arrived that morning at 10:30am. They took a 27 minute taxi ride from Fiumicino Airport to Lifestyle Suites Rome. They checked into their Salotto 93 Suite with its French balcony, king size bed and view of Piazza Navona. "What a lovely suite," Chioma remarked. "It's elegant, luxurious …

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Praise God for the Exodus

When Israel went out of Egypt, The house of Jacob from a people of strange language, Judah became His sanctuary, And Israel His dominion. The sea saw it and fled; Jordan turned back. The mountains skipped like rams, The little hills like lambs.  What ails you, O sea, that you fled? O Jordan, that you turned back? O mountains, that you skipped like rams? O …

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Be Thankful

And Moses said, “The people whom I am among are six hundred thousand men on foot; yet You have said, ‘I will give them meat, that they may eat for a whole month.’ 22 Shall flocks and herds be slaughtered for them, to provide enough for them? Or shall all the fish of the sea be gathered together for them, to provide enough for …

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Cinnamon

I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon - Proverbs 7:17 Getty Images Cinnamon has been around since Biblical times. Imported to Egypt as early as 2000 BC, it was used for embalming their dead and for flavoring food and cosmetics. It is believed that Moses used it as an anointing oil. Cinnamon …

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Leeks

“We remember the fish which we ate freely in Egypt, the cucumbers, the melons, the leeks, the onions, and the garlic" - Numbers 11:5 Getty Image Among the things which the children of Israel missed eating when they were in Egypt were leeks. What are leeks and what are the benefits of eating them? Leeks are …

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Keturah

Keturah was Abraham’s wife after Sarah died. Her name means “incense”. We don’t know much about her except that she bore him six sons. Their names were Zimran “musician”, Jokshan “snarer”, Medan “contention”, Midian “strife”, Ishbak “he releases”and Shuah “wealth.” From Midian came the Midianites or Arabians, including Zipporah, Moses’ wife. In 1 Chronicles 1:32, …

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No Strange Things

“Burn their idols and do not touch the silver or gold they are made of. Do not take it or it will be a snare to you, for it is horrible to the Lord your God.  Do not bring an idol into your home and worship it, for then your doom is sealed. Utterly detest …

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The Meaning of Worship

Give to the Lord the glory due His name; Bring an offering, and come before Him. Oh, worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness! - 1 Chronicles 16:29, NKJV What exactly is worship? It is to bow down, prostrate oneself, pay homage, make obeisance and to do reverence before something or someone. We are called to worship the Lord. He …

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Rejection

1 Samuel 8 Rejection is a terrible and painful thing, isn't it, especially when it comes from the people whom you love or whom you thought loved you. God knows what it's like to be rejected. In biblical times, He was rejected by the children of Israel whom He chose to be His people and …

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After the Storm

Father Kowalski and Sister Francesca were saying the morning prayers. "You look tired, Father," Sister Francesca remarked when they were finished. "Didn't you have a good night's rest?" He smiled. "How could I sleep with all that racket?" "Oh, you mean the rain?" "It was more like a storm. It kept me awake for a …

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