Author: Patricia Griffin

Teresa

Harvest Bound. The first recorded Teresa – began as Therasia. She was a wealthy woman who lived during the time of the late Roman Empire. Married to a distinguished aristocrat, they chose to serve in full-time Christian ministry. And dedicated most of their resources to philanthropy. It is believed they used part of their home

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Valerie

Root of Greatness. In the ancient world, a mighty tribe was among the most esteemed families of Rome. Their ancestral legacy excelled – becoming prominent diplomats, military commanders, and propraetors. Distinctly strong and powerful, they were considered part of aristocracy. A distinction that has carried into the English language. Esteemed words like valiant, valor, evaluate,

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Denise

Hot Commodity. When the ancient Greeks encountered wine, it revolutionized their world. Although, they weren’t the first to create it – they certainly took its use to another level. Banquets were invented as a communal expression of fellowship. It was customary for attendees to gather in their respective circles over food and wine. Moderation and

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