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.
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.
A seemingly happy and stable marriage spirals out of control in a hailstorm of hurt and betrayal as a husband and wife set out to ruin each other in every possible way.
Vivid and raw, full of the consequences of terrible actions done in the name of love, The Precious Life documents the unraveling of a marriage that, on the outside, appeared to have everything it needed to remain stable.
Â Â Â Â Joshua and Kathryn have settled for underachieving careers and a comfortable suburban lifestyle, coasting through life without any risk or adventure. But when secrets emerge about Kathryn's past, and a tragic accident sends the couple wheeling into grief, Joshua breaks away from their sheltered home and begins to fashion a second life for himself, brewing with anger, resentment, and, eventually, hatred for his wife that culminates in a murderous desire.
Â Â Â Â In its unflinching examination of the human condition, The Precious Life is a bumpy ride through the life of a couple on the verge of collapse and shows the truth in the saying: â€œyou only hurt the ones you love.â€
I invite you to share in these inspirational poems of encouragement, perseverance, and the testimony to Gods healing word. The Lord gave me the courage that I needed, after 17 years to publish this collection. I pray you are touched through my heartfelt writings.
There are times in life when challenges, frustrations & our own choices can take us to places that we would rather not be. In the rage of these emotional storms, we seem unable to truly know how to get out.
The hope and courage God gives us deep inside 'ourselves' will bring us anew life, new hopes & dreams.
It is not what others may seem to think what is good for us as individuals, It is God alone who knows. Reminding ourselves everyday is Unique, and we are our own "Special Person."
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