In Gems of a Lifetime, Barbara Patton Unger shares 'gems' of light that she has mined in her life. Her metaphor of Gemstones for these illuminations points to a glorious and loving God.She focuses on the precious jewels of light discovered from growing up in her hometown of Joplin, Missouri and gives voice to Oracles of Wisdom gained through, and sometimes in spite of, religious affiliation. She then honors the greatest light of all - the essence of the divine within us. She shows God's goodness IS 'OUR' glory; and these "gemstones" point us to our own days of Heaven on Earth. Awakened to the truth of our "spiritual DNA," she presents her treasures to help others recognize how, even in the midst of sorrows, God can enrich their lives if they look for, value and mine their own sparkling gems.
Vancouver Island is an excellent place to hunt for unusual minerals, gems, semi-precious stones, fossils and gold. With its unique geological environment it is one of the finest locations for rockhounding in Western Canada. Featuring detailed maps ranging from Victoria through the Chemainus Valley and up to Port Hardy, "A Field Guide to Gold, Gemstone & Mineral Sites of British Columbia, Vol. 1" covers more than 100 sites on Vancouver Island and adjacent islands.
"They gain their wealth at the hands of the poor!" Was Theresa a fool to assist this monk whom the Pope wished to silence? "If you defy me on this, Adara, I will reveal your conversion and you'll be hunted down." Was Adara's new faith in the Hebrew God worth the trouble she now faced? "There is no spiritual life under the abbot." The price of being caught with a known Anabaptist...well, Hans would never see his family again. Why did he have such a soft heart? Was his brain soft as well? That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: (I Peter 1:7, KJV) Throughout history and even today men and women endure spiritual trials, but when we walk in obedience, our faith is strengthened because we see God's Word at work. This book provides seven short stories and devotionals focused on growing faith through trials and persecutions.
Poetry and short stories that will stimulate the senses. Not your conventional read.
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