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.
"Precious" is a collection of poems from everyday life. It is written in a style that captures and expresses precious moments: Faith, People, Love, Places & Sights, Motherhood, Christmas, Life, and Family are the categories in which the poems are written. These are the special areas where we all have treasured memories. "Precious" is a collage of images and scenes from Europe, Africa and North America. It is filled with poems that will make you laugh and cry. It will also make you pause and think. It will make you ask, "What are the 'Precious' things in my life?" Precious is ideal for everyone. Enjoy poems like . Saved but still lost, Thank you, When you dare to care, An African child, Love is a seed, Love is like a baby, Molue, Shakara, Where is the true light, London Life, Your life should count, My root, Okazi soup and much more . 50 poems for you to enjoy.
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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