“You are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation….” Hana Abboud, a Christian Arab Israeli who practices law in Georgia is asked to represent a family whose wife and daughter were killed by terrorists in Jerusalem. When her boss is contacted by Jakob Brodsky, a young Jewish lawyer who is pursuing a lawsuit on behalf of the women’s family under the US Anti-terrorism laws, he calls on Hana’s expertise to take the case.
The case involves finding parties involved in terrorism and bringing them monetarily to accountability. They must dig into the past of the terrorist and find connections. The plot deals with the realistic, gritty and horrifying world of terrorism, but shines a light on the importance of faith and hope. I’d recommend this book to suspense and romance lovers.
I fell in love with the characters, little did Hana and Jakob know the impact this case would have on their own lives. Jakob finding his life in danger, find’s Christ and Hanna knowing the gospel finds grace.
BookLook Bloggers provided me with a complimentary copy of this book for an honest review
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I had been introduced to oils through a very close friend and had been looking for alternative ways to take our wellness back. We had one daughter & was tired of feeling sick all the time. After being confronted on many different side effects of big pharma, I quickly realized the difference & it transformed our lives. Not only were the oils helping me get our family to a place of wellness, but giving me the opportunity to contribute to our finances & work towards freedom. Plus, science. I can’t argue with science. Who knew so much power resides in plants?
But why Young Living? Everywhere we look there are oils, they’re basically in any store. But here is the deal, Seed to Seal. No one else has it. NO ONE. Call your essential oil company, ask them this question, “Where are your farms located and can I visit them at anytime?” if their answer is not “Yes!”, that’s not the company you want to be using.
So if you’re anything like I was four years ago, wanting to makechanges, but unsure & skeptical, I’m here for you and I want to help you, because I understand.
Do essential oils stain?
From aromatherapy to workout recovery, you can use essential oils in some pretty cool ways. Geranium reduces the appearance of fine lines, Lemon essential oil is perfect in DIY garbage disposal fresheners, Lavender oil promotes feelings of calm and relaxation, and our VitalityTM essential oils spice up your cooking. Pure essential oils are an important part of any routine, whether you’re talking skin care, cleaning, relaxation, or overall wellness. To help ensure your day is free of oil-related mishaps, we’re answering your questions about whether essential oils stain clothes and other fabrics.
Q: Do essential oils stain?
A: Other than the exceptions listed below, pure essential oils do not stain. Because they are volatile, the oil evaporates without leaving a grease stain on clothes or fabrics like you could get from a drop of carrier oil. Young Living’s pure essential oils don’t leave a greasy mark.
Q: Which essential oils stain?
A: Though pure essential oils don’t leave an oily spot, a handful of oils can leave a stain due to thenaturally occurring darker or yellowish coloring from the original botanicals. So be careful using these essential oils around your favorite white layering tee or Grandma’s heirloom linens.
Oils that stain due to a natural dark color:
Oils that stain due to a natural yellow color*:
*The yellowish color fades, but you’ll still want to avoid using it around your whites.
Q: How can these essential oils stain?
A: Applying any of these oils directly on white fabric will leave a stain—which is okay if you’re trying a new tie-dye project. If tinting your t-shirt isn’t the plan, avoid doing the following with these oils:
- Applying directly to the skin and then putting on clothes before the oil absorbs
- Adding to your laundry
- Spilling on clothes or other fabrics
Q: How can I use the darker-colored oils?
A: While it’s true that these essential oils have potential to stain, their bottles are full of powerful benefits. If used with care, you—not your clothes—will be golden! Here are a few ways you can use darker-colored oils:
- Add a drop of Blue Tansy to your moisturizer to dilute its color and help reduce the appearance of blemishes.
- Diffuse Jasmine to fill your home with a rich, sultry aroma.
- Combine German Chamomile with our V-6TM Vegetable Oil Complex to enhance your massage.
- Make a set of DIY bathtub crayons that double as soap.
FYI, these oils may stain your diffuser depending on the oil and the amount you use. Be sure to clean your diffuser after each use; check out this post for some helpful tips!
Q: Can I use essential oils as a stain remover?
A: You’re in luck! We have a recipe for a stain remover stick made with Lemon essential oil and Thieves® Laundry soap. You can also use essential oils, and a few other natural ingredients, to clean up after your pets.
BTW, some of your favorite blends include darker oils that could stain, like Peace & Calming® and Valor®. Remember to read the labels before adding them to your laundry!
In Among the Faithless,” the author writes about the love story of Esther and connects it to the post-Christian world we live in today. Can Christianity survive in a secular age? Can Christians live without compromise in an increasing hostile society? And what if they’ve already given into that society’s vision and value?
The author answers these questions by pointing out the parallels between our world and the story of Esther. A tale of sex, ego, and revenge, the book of Esther reveals a world where God seems absent from everyday life- a world not unlike our own. Christians are just as likely to divorce. Christians are just as addicted to porn as non-Christians. Christians are just as obsessed and addicted to social media and other things of this world.
Have you ever compromised your identity to get somewhere in life? How much of your identity have you compromised? Esther is the only book in the Bible where God’s name isn’t mentioned. Cosper says at the end.
I believe that’s why God is ‘hidden’ throughout the story. It is the story of a group of people finding their way back to God through a darkened world; finding their voice for faithful, vulnerable witness; and seeking to ensure that the generations after them don’t make the same mistake.”
I received a copy of the book from Booklook Bloggers. All opinions are my own.
I am honored and humbled to share D. Gary Young, founder of Young Living Essential Oils.
In the pursuit of essential oil knowledge and innovation, Gary’s travels became a saga of many dangerous situations, unusual solutions, and determination. That determination took him to Shabwa, the ancient capital city of Queen Sheba, hidden from the world in the “Forbidden Zone” of Yemen; to the unknown tribal land of frereana frankincense in Somalia; to the tops of the Al-Hasik Mountains in Oman; deep into the jungles of the Amazon; to Sri Lanka to find the elusive blue lotus; and to many other previously unexplored places looking for the hidden secrets of God’s essential oils.