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The Essence of Joy: Filling Your Heart with the Aromas of Jesus’ Nativity by Lynn U. Watson


A Special Blog Tour Post


I'm excited to welcome my first guest to the blog today!

Lynn U. Watson is sharing an excerpt from her book, The Essence of Joy: Filling Your Heart with the Aromas of Jesus’ Nativity. Thank you, Lynn!



Cedarwood Essence Droplets


But let all who take refuge in You rejoice; let them

Shout for joy forever. May You shelter them, and may

Those who love Your name boast about You.

~Psalm 5:11 (HCSB)


Fun Facts:

  • Legend has it, ships for Alexander the Great were to be constructed of cedars from Lebanon.

  • Cedarwood hardwood is a natural insect repellent often used in closets and chests to protect the contents.

  • Cedarwood was a common material for the construction of Native American canoes.[1]

  • Western Red Cedar is often used for guitar soundboards and Spanish Cedar for the necks of guitars.1

  • Cedar trees grow up to 200 feet tall.[2]

  • The cones on a male cedar tree are egg-shaped; on a female tree they are barrel-shaped.[3]

  • In some regions cedar trees are commonly used as Christmas trees.


Your Turn:

  • At bedtime combine lavender and cedarwood oils. Diffuse to create a restful atmosphere.

  • Cedarwood is a common material for woodworking projects large and small. Do a quick internet or Pinterest search for some fabulous ideas. Share your creation with us on our Facebook page.[4]

  • Quick growing cedar trees are easy to cultivate. Plant on in your yard. Enjoy the fragrance, too.[5]

  • Cedar chests protect valuable contents from insect damage, and traditionally store hopes for tomorrow. When the lid is opened we’re greeted with aromas that may transport us into moments of wisdom learned from life’s memories. Fid or build a miniature cedar chest. Fill it with Scriptures and memories that give you hope for the future. Open and reminisce in times of trouble, recalling the God moments of protection and provision. Potential is great for this becoming a treasured family heirloom.

Excerpted from The Essence of Joy: Filling Your Heart with the Aromas of Jesus’ Nativity.

Copyright 2017, Lynn U. Watson



[1] http://www.softschools.com/facts/plants/cedar_facts/1280/ (accessed 6/21/2017)


[2] https://www.pineconesplus.com/blog/2014/03/fun-facts-about-cedar-a-craft-project-for-easter/ (accessed 6/21/2017)


[3] https://www.reference.com/home-garden/interesting-cedar-trees-9784bb3753d68673 (accessed 6/21/2017)


[4] http://www.facebook.com/lynnuwatsonwriter (accessed 6/21/2017)


[5] https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/cedar/growing-cedar-trees.htm (accessed 6/21/2017)




Today is the last stop on the tour but you can check out the previous stops at the links below!


OFFICIAL TOUR STOPS:

Monday, Nov 27th - Holiday Food Favorites by Angel Colemen + Paperback Book & Note Card Giveaway at http://www.purelyunorthodox.com/!


Tuesday, Nov 28th - Book Review from Sarah at http://www.sarahgeringer.com/

Wednesday, Nov 29th - Guest Post from Author at https://lynnmosher.com/ -Interview with Author at www.tammykarasek.com -Christmas Devo about Mary by Silina Almodovar at https://selinaalmodovar.com


Thurs, Nov 30th (Post written by Host Blogger) at http://theapriljournal.com/


Friday, Dec, 1st - Paperback Book & Note Card Giveaway! At

http://www.thewholeheartedhome.blogspot.com/

-Book Review from Julie at http://juliearduini.com


Sat, Dec 2nd - Book Review from Meagan at http://www.meagandavenport.com/blog


Sun, Dec 3rd - Guest Post from Author at http://www.sarajanejacobs.com/



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