The History of Tea

“May I have a word?” Is a question the English asked whenever a response was needed; when an enlightenment was forthcoming; when a warning was necessary;  when one’s idea was politely given.  Indeed this attention arresting question was rather a civilized way to invoke a time to meet, a time for tea.  In Mexico today…

Rise and Open up!

Rise up, open up, reach up to God like a morning glory! It is well, it is well within my soul! “Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are NEW every morning; great is Your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22 – Draw back the curtains, make your bed,…

A Perfumers Delight

My mother once told me “A lady never buys her own perfume.” How lovely it is to receive a bottle of pleasantness from the man who loves you. “Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart, and the pleasantness of a friend springs from their heartfelt advice.” Proverbs 27:9 — I treasure this advice from my…

Momma Mia

Born as an only child, in a small Heidi like village called Shuen Ecken, in the Eiffel mountains of Germany, my mother Maria Herzig Crane inherited the strength and spirit to survive the war.  Momma Mia was strong willed and unyielding in her determination to live according to her beliefs.   Her real beauty shined as…

LUKE

For generations there was a great expectancy about the coming Messiah. The grand anticipation was that the King of Kings would come on a stallion with purple robes fit for royalty. The imaginations of what the Messiah would look like, and behave like, just simply did not match what God delivered. The profound impact on…

Truth Spoken

Have you ever noticed the sparkle in a person’s countenance as they are being verbally touched by an expressed appreciation? Why are we hesitant to give such delight to our loved ones? The value of speaking love is incalculable, but it is our tone that often blesses or offends more than our words. A new…