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  • Burns Flat Cross
    A star, some wise men, and the voice of God
    Read Matthew 2Let’s start with a star and some wise men from the east. How far east?Arabia, Persia, India or beyond?In any case, they had seen a star and followed it to the place where Jesus was living. We are told that this occurred after...
  • Awakening's HANDS magnesium rich-hydrating therapy
    Awakening’s HANDS magnesium-rich hydrating therapy: wake up LA’s dry winter hand
    While LA may not get the most severe winters, vulnerable hands still need care. Cold temperature is usually associated with low humidity and dries the top layer of skin. Dry hands and inflammatory skin conditions are especially susceptible during...
  • The Myrrh Was Never Used
    THE MYRRH WAS NEVER USED
    Imagine: The wise men came to the baby King bearing gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. They gave gold to represent His royalty, frankincense for the sweet aroma of His holiness and myrrh for His fragrant preservation. May the royal King reign...
  • Thyme to clear up your acne
    Thyme to clear up your acne
    For acne sufferers who have tried a number of acne products that have not effectively cleared up the problem might want to give an herbal treatment a try. Researchers from Leeds Metropolitan University, in northern England reported that the herb...
  • Wise men take gold, frankincense, and myrrh to Jesus
    Why gold, frankincense and myrrh were gifts given to Baby Jesus
    On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. They opened their treasures and presented him with the gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. (Matthew 2:11)Why did the wise men present gifts...
  • The Magi and their gifts
    The Magi and their gifts
    Magi is another name for the wise men who went to see Jesus.Eastern literature suggests there were at least 12 wise men; not justthree as shown on Christmas cards. People assume there were only 3 because of the 3 gifts they presented. However, it...
  • Myrrh
    Medicinal herb for the holidays: Myrrh
    Many of us are familiar with the tale of the Three Wise Men who came to honor the baby Jesus. They presented Jesus with gifts, one of which was Myrrh. Indeed, Myrrh has been highly valued for thousands of years for its many uses.What is Myrrh?It...
  • Mary with crown of stars
    The Christmas story, 'Mary and the gifts of the Magi'
    The article that follows was is excerpted from a longer article written for The Atlanta Astrologer in December 1997 by my friend Martha Lee Hornberger. Martha Lee, an AIDS hospice nurse, passed away in 1999. She was only 38. I use it here with...
  • Seasonal immune support
    Seasonal immune support
    A minimum of three supports is required to create a stable foundation. Health requires a spiritual, emotional and physical balance to achieve harmony. An imbalance results in illness.Immune system support is of particular interest since illness...
  • Spice shop in Dubai
    Frankincense and myrrh. Why did these gummy resins make good presents?
    These fascinating herbs are best known through the story of the Three Wise Men delivering gold, frankincense, and myrrh for the baby Jesus. Even though details of the story of the three wise men are questionable, the Bible does specify that gifts...