Olive Oil

In Biblical times, Olive Oil was a precious and sacred commodity for the Jews. It was used for healing, cooking, lighting lamps, soaps and cosmetics. It was used to anoint kings and priests. It was used to honor God and men (Judges 9:9). Today, Extra Virgin Olive Oil is the staple of the Mediterranean diet …

Figs

Then Isaiah said, "Take a lump of figs." So they took and laid it on the boil, and he recovered – 2 Kings 20:7, NKJV. King Hezekiah had a boil that was serious enough to kill him but he prayed and begged God to let him live and God answered his prayer. God promised that …

Tired

Photo by Roger Bultot Dog-tired, Maddie slowly climbed the stairs, carrying bags of groceries.  This week, she had worked three consecutive 12 hour shifts, from 7:00pm to 7:00am. After she left the hospital, she had a long bus ride home and then had to stop at the supermarket. She let herself into her small apartment and …

Jabulani

She was leaning against the house she lived in with her parents when he drove up. The first time he saw her it was at the hospital when her father went in after he got into an accident at work. Neither he nor her mother spoke much English so she was there to translate. She …

Amos’ Story

People who are homeless are not social inadequates. They are people without homes - Sheila McKechnie  My name is Amos.  I became homeless because an untreated bipolar disorder.  I lost my job and ended up on the streets.  I was afraid to go to a shelter because I heard so many stories of how dangerous …

Winners and Losers

It's eight o'clock on a Saturday morning.  I'm on my way to buy groceries when my cell vibrates.  I stopped and I pull it out of my handbag.  It's him.  He's texting me.  Tonight still on? I reply, Yes.  See u at 8.  I slip my cell back into my bag and continue walking towards …

Angry With God

Don't you just love it when your child decides to have a temper tantrum when you're in the supermarket, a restaurant or anywhere in public?  Some of us feel embarrassed and mortified, especially when we get those "why can't she control her child?" looks.  We try to deal with the situation as best as we …

The Candy Bar

Nancy swore that this was the last time she was going to take Kayla to the supermarket.  From the time they walked through the automatic doors the pestering started and continued up and down each aisle.   Sheer will-power, counting to ten and silent prayers kept her temper in check.  Things almost came to a head at …

Hungry For Change

I got the following email telling me about a film titled, Hungry For Change.  I haven't watched it as yet but plan to sometime tonight.  I encourage you to watch it with your families and friends. We all want more energy and healthy bodies. So what's stopping us from getting there? From the creators of …

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