Jasmine's Place Issue No. 14 - December 2014 - Page 5

Welcome! It’s so nice to welcome you to Jasmine’s Place, Issue No. 14! “For God so loved the world that He sent His only son.... ” Love is a strong theme at Christmas time. Without love, we wouldn't have Jesus. And that is the reason we are focusing on love in this issue. In many ways, God wants us to be His bride. We’re looking at love in fiction, in real life and God’s love. Four authors of romantic novels, Julie Arduini, Mary L Ball, Rhonda McKnight and Diane Dean White talk about how they craft their stories. Joanna Faillace shares some insights from her 30 year marriage in our spotlight on true life love. We also get two perspectives of God’s love from Aity Dennis, a prolific songwriter and Dawn Trimble, a 40 year old wife and mother, who is reading her Bible for the first time. Our community spotlights are on Prison Fellowship and WIF, who are both doing some great work in communities. Chef Mike shares one of his special Christmas recipes and there are some oh, so pretty decorations to pretty up your home this Christmas. Abi Bada gets us organised with a December To-Do List for Christmas Day and you’ll also find beautiful top-to-toe clothing accessories. So, without further ado, this is your Christmas issue. Enjoy! Design & editing: P Badejo Proofreading: Laverne Hadaway Cover model: Courtesy of Elegantees - restoring hope to overcomers of sex trafficking Welcome picture: Marijo Phelps Contributors: Julie Arduini, Chef Mike Darracott, Aity Dennis, Mary L Ball, M and M Hats and Accessories, Prison Fellowship, Abi Bada, Elegantees, Rhonda McKnight, Debra Bee, Joanna Faillace, Little Trove, Women International Fellowship, Diane Dean White, Morenike Edokpayi and Dawn Trimble JASMINE'S Cover design advice: Abi Bada, Julie Arduini and Diane Dean White Prayer support: Angels in Disguise PLACE 5