Dushan’s Decision

It was seven-thirty in the morning and Dushan was in his bedroom, trying to read his father's Jewish prayer book before he went to the office but, he couldn't concentrate. He was thinking about the conversation he had yesterday with Chioma. They were at her flat and had just finished having lunch. When they were …

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 …

The Afternoon Tradition

As she drank her tea, she thought of her grandmother. Grams would have turned 90 today.  How she missed her. It was Grams who got her into the habit of drinking tea in the afternoons.  She thought of the times when she used to walk over to Grams' house after school and sit at the …

A Friend’s Advice

Perfume and incense make you feel good, and so does good advice from a friend - Proverbs 27:9 Nothing is sweeter than the frank advice of a friend offered out of a loving heart. Just as perfume pleases the senses and lifts your spirit so does sharing your troubles with someone who cares the burden is …

Love Hangs On

There is an image that will forever be imprinted on Cindy's mind.  It is what keeps her going when she wants to give up.  Recently, her son had been acting up at school and she was struggling to deal with why he was taking what didn't belong to him and lying about it.  She had been …

A Sewing Machine

And let your widows trust in Me - Jeremiah 49:11b I had an aunt who used to sew on the side and a co-worker who sews her own tops and dresses. My mother had a sewing machine but I don't remember seeing her use it.  Growing up it never occurred to me to learn how to sew.  I …

Don’t Be a Sluggard

Go to the ant, you sluggard! Consider her ways and be wise, 7 Which, having no captain, Overseer or ruler, 8 Provides her supplies in the summer, And gathers her food in the harvest. 9 How long will you slumber, O sluggard? When will you rise from your sleep? 10 A little sleep, a little slumber, A little folding …

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